Saturday, June 16, 2012

Guest Post – Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Happy Father’s Day weekend! Hope everyone is doing something nice for their dads – we’re headed to my parents’ house this afternoon to celebrate all the dads in our family. In the meantime, here’s another recipe from One Hungry Dude. These pancakes were wonderful and would make a great Father’s Day breakfast tomorrow!

I'm a huge fan of having breakfast foods at dinnertime. So on Saturday evening, while suffering from a bout of sweet tooth, I decided to whip up a batch of pancakes. This recipe uses a simple batter, combined with the irresistible hint of cinnamon and fresh apples. I topped these with some maple syrup and placed a few slices of bacon on the side. I was tempted to lick the plate clean.

• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup milk
• 2 green apples, peeled and grated

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat together the egg, milk, and green apples. Add this to the dry ingredients, and stir until combined.
Lightly grease a griddle, then pre-heat to about 350 F. Use a ladle to pour the batter onto the griddle, making a batch of about five to six pancakes at a time. Cook for about two to three minutes on each side, until golden brown.

This recipe should produce enough for two batches (10 to 12 pancakes) on a normal sized griddle. So, to prevent the first from cooling while you're waiting for the second set, consider getting your oven involved in the cooking process. Heat the oven to 225 F. Then place the pancakes inside the stove, using an oven-safe dish. At such a low temperature, the pancakes will stay moist, while you finish making the remainder of the meal.

We have a four-sided Kitchen Aid grater. I used the medium shredder, when I made this recipe, and it gave the pancakes a subtle apple flavour. The next time, I plan to use the larger shredder, for bigger chunks of the fruit. That should produce a more pronounced apple taste.

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