Secret Recipe Club: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Happy Secret Recipe Club reveal day!! I was so excited to visit Angel's Homestead and view her extensive recipe index; I knew I wouldn't have any trouble finding something my family would really enjoy. And honestly I didn't make it very far through the list before I knew what I was making for breakfast that very morning!
Learn more about April (our very own Secret Recipe Club's owner!) here; at Angel's Homestead you will find a blog focused on family - frugal tips, down-home comfort cooking, and posts focused on good food and good living.
So, back to my recipe selection! I was thinking about seeing if I could find something to make for breakfast over the weekend, and it didn't take me more than a few seconds after clicking the "Breakfast" link to spot this fantastic Apple Cinnamon Pancakes recipe. I knew that's what I would be making. I could imagine the smell of them cooking - and let me tell you, the smell is pretty dang fantastic!
These are absolutely delicious. I loved the tender, warm pieces of apple blended into the lightly cinnamon-flavored pancake batter. It all works absolutely beautifully together. Top these with a pat of butter and some warm maple syrup and you will be in apple-cinnamon heaven.
I only made 4 very large pancakes out of this recipe - one was enough for each of us for breakfast.
A few other recipes I tucked away to try soon include Dijon Turkey Burgers, Crock Pot Applesauce, or Blue Ribbon Mac and Cheese - YUMM!
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes from Angel's Homestead
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 TBS brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 apple, peeled and chopped
2 TBS melted butter (or margarine)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar and baking powder.
- In a another medium bowl blend the milk, egg, applesauce and melted butter.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine gently, just until just blended.
- Stir in the chopped apples; the batter will be thick and lumpy.
- Prepare a skillet, and let the batter rest for at least 10 minutes.
- Melt a tablespoon of butter over medium to medium-low heat. Once the skillet is hot and butter is melted, pour about 1/3 cup scoop of pancake batter onto the prepared pan.
- Let the pancake cook until bubbles begin to form on the top, the edges begin to appear dry, and the bottom is lightly browned.
- Gently flip the pancake with a spatula and cook the second side until it is also golden brown, about a couple minutes more.