In honor of our blog being called “Flip My Pancakes” I’ve been on a mission to find the best pancakes. I tried pumpkin, strawberry chocolate chip and then finally I tried apple cinnamon pancakes. The apples are key to this recipe – tart apples being the best. I used Granny Smith apples and they turned out fantastic.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 apple, peeled and chopped (I used Granny Smith)
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
Whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, applesauce and vegetable oil or melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Stir in the chopped apples. Don’t worry if it’s still a little lumpy.
Let the batter sit for 10 minutes while you heat the skillet. Over low-medium heat melt a tablespoon of butter. Once the skillet is hot, add about 1/3 cup scoop of batter to the pan. Let cook until bubbles begin to form on the top surface and bottom is lightly browned. Carefully flip with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown, a couple minutes more.