Thursday, October 18, 2012

Whole Grain Pancakes with Spiced Apple Syrup

I love to bake on Sunday mornings, or to make special breakfasts. It's often the only day I don't have to be up, out the door, doing something, accomplishing something. It a time when I can luxuriate, not just grab some salami slices to go with my coffee or rush around trying to get ready on time.

This past Sunday, I debated whether to bake a coffee cake or whether to make something that I could eat more quickly, since I woke up hungry. Needless to say from the photo, speed of preparation won! Pancakes just sounded good, and adding a lovely autumn touch with the apple syrup only made the meal more delicious.

Whole Grain Pancakes with Spiced Apple Syrup

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple, peeled, cored, cut into 1/3" dice
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup

Place the butter, water, apple, and cinnamon into a small saucepan; bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium-low. Cook 8-10 minutes, until most of the water has been absorbed. Add the syrup and turn heat to low; keep syrup warm while making pancakes.

  • 1 packet instant oatmeal, Maple & Brown Sugar Flavor
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 egg
  • squirt of lemon juice

In a medium bowl, combine oatmeal, flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together half-and-half, egg, and lemon juice; let rest for 1 minute, then pour over dry ingredients. Let batter rest 1 minute.

Brush a large skillet or griddle with butter, and turn heat to medium-high. Drop batter by the 1/4-cupful and cook until top is covered with small bubbles; carefully flip and cook 2-3 more minutes until done.

Serve pancakes with warm syrup.

Makes 8 pancakes.


Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

The addition of the oatmeal packet to the batter is very interesting. I never would have thought of that. Your pancakes look amazingly professional. Mine are always mis-sized ( is that a word??)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Mary, your pancakes look and sound delicious! Wish I had some right this minute!

Candace said...

I'm passing this recipe to my love...he's the pancake maker in the house. I want these for breakfast this weekend! Yum!

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