Apple Pancakes

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David Reeves

By
@Woodrow

Based on Memphis chef Shelley Baltz's "The Best Pancakes," my version sautes the apples in butter and cider, and then adds them to the batter.

With or without the apples, these are my "go-to" pancakes. (If you omit the apples, also omit the cider). I have tried a hundred different pancake recipes and I always return to this one. Light and fluffy, they are quite delicious eaten by themselves without any topping. When I fixed these for a friend recently, he called them "sublime!" See if you don't agree.

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Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp
    hard apple cider
  • 2
    gala apples, peeled and small diced
  • BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON BUTTER (MIX INGREDIENTS WELL)

  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pinch
    kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon

How to Make Apple Pancakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare apples and cook in the butter and cider in a non-stick skillet until tender. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. While apples are cooking, mix together the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla in a large bowl.
  4. Add the cooled apple mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just incorporated.
  6. Pour desired pancake size onto a hot griddle or pan and flip once bubbles start to form all over the pancake.
  7. Serve with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter and/or warm maple syrup.

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About Apple Pancakes

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: A is for Apple
Hashtags: #apple #cider




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