This morning I wondered what sort of breakfast we were going to start our morning with. I am tired of eggs, pancakes, waffles and oatmeal. I know there are a million ways to make each of these things, but none of it sounded good to me until I saw a recipe for apple pancakes and had two apples that needed using. This recipe turned out to be a winner! These pancakes were so dreamy, and naturally sweet, they didn't even need syrup.
Recipe adapted by, http://www.smittenkitchen.com/
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups of milk or yogurt (I used 1 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup rice milk)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour (I actually used some of each)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar (I used turbinado, raw sugar)
3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
zest of 1 orange
1 Tb. orange juice
Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting (optional)
1. Mix the eggs with the milk or yogurt in a large bowl.
2. In a smaller bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, spices and sugar together.
3. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and stir in the apples and orange zest.
4. Lightly spray cooking spray on a griddle or large skillet. Drop a large spoonful of batter into the pan and flatten it out a little (otherwise, you might have trouble getting them to cook in the center) and cook until golden brown underneath. Flip the pancakes and cook them for an additional two or three minutes.
5. Either dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately, or keep on a tray in a warmed oven until you are ready to serve them.