Applesauce Pancakes? Oh yeah. Apple Cider Syrup? Oooooooh yeah. Kid-friendly and gruntworthy, this Applesauce Pancake recipe is easy to whip up, and is absolutely delicious, especially topped with the also-easy Apple Cider Syrup.
Yield: 154-inch pancakes
Apple Cider Syrup:
1or 2 cinnamon sticks
1cupwhole wheat floursubstitute another cup of all-purpose flour if you like
1/8teaspoonor a hefty pinch ground nutmeg
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Make the Apple Cider Syrup:
Over medium heat in a medium saucepan, combine the cider and brown sugar, then add the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and continue simmering, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes until the mixture is reduced by about 2/3. Remove from heat and let cool (it will thicken as it cools).
Make the applesauce pancakes:
In a large bowl, mix together the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir in the melted butter.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, just until well-incorporated. Do not overmix.
Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a griddle heated to 350 degrees (or a pan on the stove on medium to medium-high heat). The batter will be somewhat thick - you may have to spread it around a bit with the measuring cup after you pour it. Don't fret if they're not perfect circles - rustic is always good! Cook until browned by both sides, and pancake is cooked through.
Serve with butter, if desired, and Apple Cider Syrup.