Monday, December 19, 2011

Apple Pancakes

 After nap today we made apple pancakes.  I had come across this idea of dunking rings of apple in pancake batter on Pinterest and thought it was an amazing idea!  SW and GW were the first to wake and so we got to work measuring and stirring. 

We started out with making some sour milk.  Everyone got to help add lemon juice to the milk and then we let it set to add in last.

Then comes the dry ingredients.  "G turn!  S turn!" said GW as they poured the flour.  SW was especially focused on using the "teaspoon" to scoop out the banking powder.  Everyone got a chance to stir up the dry ingredients


Next comes the wet.  I added the oil to the buttermilk.  GW held a spoon for molasses and then let it drizzle into the bowl.  SW thought the vanilla smelled 'sweet!'.    We did the egg together, but GW was very interested in holding it while waiting.  SW poured in the oil and buttermilk.  Then it was time to stir again.


I forgot to take any pictures of the cooking process which I took care of while everyone "play classroom?  trucks?" .


Soon SC woke up and Willa joined us for snack!  Everyone was quite pleased with the end product.  I'm sure we'll have to do more 'cooking' soon!

Here's my recipe:
Gingerbread Apple Pancakes
Note: Any of the spices and molasses can be removed.  I added them for holiday cheer.

1tsp + milk to = 1cup - Set to the side to add last.

1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
Mix dry ingredients until incorporated

1 Tbsp Molasses
2Tbsp Oil
1tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
Add to the Milk and incorporate.

Pour wet into dry ingredients until just mixed.  Lumps are ok.   The less pancake batter is stirred the fluffier it will be.  Let stand a few minutes
Slice and core 2 apples.  I did mine to make rounds, but any thin sliced apples would work well.   We used Pink Lady for this recipe and they ended up still a bit crunchy.
Heat pan until drips of water sizzle when dropped on the pan.
Dip apple slices in batter and place on pan.  There should be enough batter to coat them.  Extra batter means more pancake.
Flip when you see bubbles forming, about 2 minutes, then cook for another 1 minute or until the center pops back when you press in the middle with your finger.
Let rest for a few minutes because the apples inside get fairly warm and stay warm.


  1. I'll have to try this with G at home!

  2. I saw this on pinterest too and am excited to try it. Glad it was such a hit!