Apple Spice Pancakes

Author: Jan Scott at Family Bites

Bring all the flavours of your favourite fall dessert – apple pie, of course – to the breakfast table with these apple spice pancakes. Spiked with cinnamon and ginger, plus plenty of finely chopped apple, your clan will come clamouring to the kitchen the minute they catch a whiff of these frying in the pan.

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup finely diced unpeeled SweeTango apple
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons canola oil, plus extra for pan

In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and ginger. Fold the apple pieces into the flour mixture.

In another bowl or large glass measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil.

Place a heavy skillet over medium heat and lightly grease.

Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. You don’t want to mix the pancake batter too far in advance of cooking it.

Pour 1/3 cup batter into the hot pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown and cooked through. Flip pancakes when bubbles rise to the surface of the batter and the edges are set.

Serve warm topped with butter and maple syrup, if desired.

Yields: 2 – 4 Servings


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I’m Jan, the creator of Family Bites, cookbook author (Gatherings, Whitecap), SavvyMom food editor, and freelance food writer. My biggest hope with Family Bites is to inspire and encourage you to take the time to celebrate your own family, in whatever way works best for you.