Friday, September 19, 2008

Food Friday-Apple Pie pancakes

'Tis the week to be using up apples. Once again here is a recipe that I found online and didn't write down where I got it from. However, these were yummy.

Apple Pie Pancakes
1 large baking apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into thin bits
1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice**
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar, divided (use more or less depending on the sweetness of your apple)
2 cups milk
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

Place chopped apple in a small mixing bowl and sprinkle with the apple pie spice and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Toss gently to coat and let sit while you prepare the batter.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and remaining sugar. Beat with a whisk until well blended and foamy. Add flour and baking powder and whisk quickly to combine, beating until most of the lumps are gone. Fold in diced apple.

Spray griddle or electric skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Scoop about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto the skillet. Cook until golden brown and bubbles on the top burst, then turn and cook the other side. Keep warm on a platter in the oven until all pancakes are done. Serve with butter and maple or caramel syrup, if desired.
Leftovers can be cooled, wrapped in plastic with waxed paper between the layers, and frozen.

**I didn't have any apple pie spice on hand so I made some using this recipe.**

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Mrs. X

I just happen to have a HUGE bag of apples that I need to use up. I cannot wait to make these!