apple pancakes

My boss brought in a big bag of little apples from a tree in her yard to share with everyone in our office, and when there were still a bunch left the next morning I helped myself to a dozen or so. Cake and cookies fly off “the magic table” (where delicious food just magically appears at our office) but apparently fruit can wait.

They’re both sweet and tart and they taste and smell amazing. Maybe someday my puny little apple tree will grow big and tall and start earning its keep. For now I just hope it makes it through the winter.

I guess in the photo above the apples look full-sized but they’re actually the size of golf balls. Some a little smaller. In other words, they were a real pain in the ass to peel last night. But totally worth it considering the recipe I had in mind: apple pancakes with sauteed apple slices on top and maple syrup on the side.

We had them for dinner last night and they were delicious. The pancakes have applesauce and cinnamon in them. They puffed up nice and big. Breakfast for dinner! My favorite.

Apple Pancakes

Serves 4 to 6

2 cups flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 and 1/2 taplespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 and 1/2 cups applesauce
Sauteed Apples:
2 tablespoons butter
3 apples, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, milk, and butter. Pour wet ingredients over the dry and mix just until combined. Stir in applesauce. Cook pancakes on preheated griddle in melted butter.
Meanwhile, prepare sauteed apples. Melt butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add apple slices. Cook for ten minutes or so until apples are golden and soft. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and cook until syrupy, about two minutes longer. Serve with pancakes and maple syrup.

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