It’s Fall, and I’m pretty excited about sweaters, falling leaves, warm soups, and pumpkin everything. Although, I keep finding myself distracted by crisp beautiful green, red, and yellow apples everywhere I look. They’re in my neighbor’s yard, they’re at the farmers market, the grocery store, the food co-op, and most distractingly all over every food blog I look at. There are so many apple recipes I want to try, and just not enough time.
Sheesh, what’s a girl to do? You’re right, I’ll keep trying them one at a time. Thanks!
Oh, and by the way, these Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup were applelicious, especially the syrup. A sure way to spoil someone you love. Totally a repeat at our house.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup
Yields about 12 pancakes and 1 1/2 cups syrup (I double for my family of 5)
(Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen)
For Cider Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp numeg
1 cup apple cider or juice
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp lemon juice
In a medium saucepan, whisk sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg together; stir in cider. Bring to a boil on high; turn down to medium-high for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently, until thick and bubbly. Turn down heat to a simmer and stir in butter and lemon juice. Let simmer on low while you prepare pancakes, stirring occasionally.
For Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:
2 cups complete pancake mix (dry)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
dash of ground cloves
1 1/2 cups apple cider or juice
1 apple, diced
egg, optional (depending on your pancake mix, if it calls for eggs on the box add ’em in, if not, don’t)
In a medium size bowl, whisk dry pancake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Stir in the cider and egg if using, and mix till combined. Fold in diced apple. Heat griddle or frying pan and spray with non-stick spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, flipping them over when small bubbles appear on top. Once all pancakes have been cooked turn off heat to griddle and to the Apple cider syrup pan.
Serve hot pancakes with warm Apple Cider Syrup, garnish with homemade applesauce or more diced apples or both! Enjoy.