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Thursday, September 20, 2012

apple pancake rings

2 people + 16 pounds of apples = countless new apple recipes over at our house this week.

we're getting creative with our apple recipes in order to use up the insane amount of apples that we brought home from our apple picking trip this past weekend.  so . . . apples for breakfast!

apple fritters are a favorite of ours for sure, but deep frying those little apple treats is just not good for our waist lines.  thus, we decided to alter the traditional apple fritter into a slightly more figure friendly version of its former self.  the result?  apple pancake rings.  these apple pancake rings are so very simple to make and they are so delicious.  you can never go wrong when you pair apples with all of the amazing spices that make your kitchen smell like an autumn-scented candle.  each bite tastes like a little bit of fall exploding in your mouth.

if you're pressed for time, you could always dunk these apple rings into bisquick (or any other pancake batter recipe that you might have).  the key is to keep the batter a tad bit on the thicker side so that it doesn't slide right off the apple rings.

apple pancake rings
prep time: 5-10 minutes
cooking time: 10-15 minutes
yields: approximately 16 pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup milk
1 egg 
2 large apples

whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, milk, and egg until well combined.  the batter will be very thick.  set aside.  peel and core the apples, then slice them into rings.  heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan on medium heat.  dip the apple rings into the batter, making sure that both sides are coated evenly, and place them on the hot griddle or frying pan.  flip as needed and cook until each side is golden brown.  serve hot with maple syrup.

love, laurie


Life Happens said...

I just bought some Hickory syrup at a fair last weekend. I think it would taste great on these! Thanks for sharing all your apple recipes.

Meg said...

This looks so yummy! I definitely want to try it :) All your recipes make me want to run out an buy a bunch of apples...

Sapir @ The Sapphire Queen said...

What a fun recipe! And perfect for fall!
So glad I came across your blog today - can't wait to read more!