Monday, November 7, 2011

cinnamon spiced whole wheat pancakes

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i confess - i tweaked my pancake recipe a bit
...even though i wrote in an earlier post "don't change what works - stick with the classic"
it just so happens this works too - i am allowed one take back aren't i ?

with the addition of whole wheat flour these pancakes pack a bit more nutritional punch 
than just ap flour alone

counter balancing the delicious caramelized apples that are going to top your pancakes

not to mention the pure nh maple syrup you doused them in too

gotta add healthy in there somewhere - apples & whole wheat flour do the job nicely





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if you are familiar with this blog, you already know pancakes are a sunday morning ritual for us
 
along with the hungry man's breakfast but that's another story
 

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these pancakes were inspired by hannah from honey and jam, if you are not familiar with her blog make sure you stop by - her photos are beautiful and recipes inspiring

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caramelized apples and warm spices make this breakfast extra special

the caramelized apples are wonderful on their own- simple & delicious

 surely to be classified as "enjoy straight of the pan" worthy


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make these pancakes for someone you love today ...or on any given sunday
 

Cinnamon Spiced Whole Wheat Pancakes
makes 6 pancakes (2-3 servings)
you will need:
for the pancakes
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
for the apple topping
  • 1 large apple - sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
assembly:

pancakes
  • in a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar, salt & cinnamon
  • add remaining ingredients and stir until just combined- a little lumpy is okay
  • pre-heat a non-stick pan over low- medium heat
  • add a 1/2 cup of batter to pan- cook 1-2 minutes or until bubbles form on surface or edges become dry. cook an additional 1-2 minutes or until bottom is golden brown
  • place an oven proof plate in the oven - set oven to warm or the lowest temp. store your finished pancakes in the oven until ready to serve while you are preparing the remaining pancakes
for the topping
  • in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat add butter, apples, brown sugar & cinnamon - stirring to coat both sides of the apple slices
  • cook over medium to low heat (looking for a slight bubble) until apples are soft & caramelized- about 15 minutes
stack your pancakes and top with caramelized apples - serve with pure maple syrup & enjoy!


 

5 comments:

  1. Heather another great post.. They look great.
    Love you
    Mom

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  2. Mmm these look so good! Your photos, as always, are also beautiful. I love the apples and the glass of milk!

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  3. Thanks Lauren - this recipe was a lot of fun to photograph!

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  4. I want these, right now! Yum!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.com

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  5. Ally- the pancakes are addictive, the apples even more so!

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