Apple Pancakes

Total Time:
27 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
about 20 four-inch pancakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups milk at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more as needed
  • 4 Macintosh or other small apples
  • Warm maple syrup, as an accompaniment
Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and place in the oven.

Whisk 1 3/4 cups flour, the sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. In small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk the eggs with the milk and vanilla extract. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large well-seasoned cast-iron or non stick skillet over medium heat. Whisk the butter into the milk mixture. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry mixture, and whisk just long enough to make a thick batter, (if there are a couple lumps that's okay).

Using a melon baler or an apple corer, peel and core the apples keeping them whole. Slice the apples crosswise to make 1/4-inch rounds. Put some flour on a plate and dredge the apple slices until lightly coated, shaking off any excess flour.

In the same skillet over medium to medium-low heat, place 3 apple slices about 3-inches apart in the skillet. Cook without turning until browned, about 3 minutes. Ladle about 2 tablespoons of the batter over each apple ring. Cook, until bubbles break the surface of the pancakes, and the undersides are golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add a nut-sized bit of butter to the skillet, as needed, and flip the pancakes, cook until golden on the underside, about 1 minute more.

Serve immediately or transfer to oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining apples and batter. Serve with warm maple syrup.

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    I used brown sugar instead of white and used 3/4 cup wholewheat flour instead of all white flour and was excited to try these. However the verdict from my husband and my daughter was 'tasteless and bland". You couldn't even taste the nutmeg. We won't be making them again; it was a lot of effort for nothing.
    I added an extra tablespoon of sugar and a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, then served with maple syrup and fresh whipped cream. They were fantastic! Best apple pancakes I've ever had.
    My husband and I went apple picking and consequently, I am making everything apple. These pancakes had decent texture but were very bland. I added a cinnamon and sugar topping that gave the final product some punch, but I would definitely alter the recipe to have more spice right in the batter. Also, the suggested time of 15 minutes was way off. From bringing the milk and eggs to room temp to slicing and coring four apples it me an hour to finish everything. My husband liked the pancakes though, said they tasted like apple pie.
    These pancakes turned out so good and moist. We ate them all up! I changed a few things with the recipe though. I wanted to make sure the apples were really soft, so I cooked them all prior to cooking the pancakes and removed them from the pan. Then I put in the pancake batter and put the apples on top, because they seemed to stick to the pancake better. I also used cinnamon instead of nutmeg as a personal preference. Happy eating!
    I thought that these were pretty good. I found that I needed to use a bit more butter than the recipe called for in order for the pancakes not to be floury.
    Very good recipe! I had some extra giner delicious apples around the house so i deciped to throw together some pancakes. I added a little bit more vanilla to the mix, and put apple pieces over and under my bater when in the pan, so that when you flip them they wouldn't all be on one side of the pancake - this worked out really well. These pancakes are perfect texture, great presentation, and very easy to make. I definetly plan on making these spple pancakes again.
    These things are AMAZING. I make them almost every weekend now for my family.
     

     
    I have made some minor adjustments though. I don't peel the apples, and i add cinnamon from time to time.
     

     
    Also, I don't do that thing about cooking the apples first. Just dip them into the batter, and then put them into the skillet.
    This was a very good recipe! However, my kids did not like it.I think they realized I was trying to sneak something healthy in their pancakes!
    I love Apple thing to eat.
    I made 2 batches for a brunch potluck. Everyone raved how yummy they were. I would definitely make them again.
    wow - these were delicious on the first try! it was great encouragement for someone who is just beginning to cook/bake. GREAT RECIPE!
    These are awsome the slices of apple are delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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