I love making apple pancakes. Usually that involves adding applesauce and some cinnamon and nutmeg to the mix and topping it with more apple sauce instead of syrup. My key to a perfect pancake is to grill them on a cast iron or heavy bottomed pan, with a thin coating of bacon grease. The bacon grease is only to keep them from sticking, okay, and maybe the crunchy edges and flavor are key too. But many of my recipes have some component of bacon, and you might be tired of hearing me espouse on its deliciousness. So, I will move on.
These pancakes are unique in that they contain an ACTUAL apple ring embeded inside the pancake. I traditionally make Swedish style or thin pancakes, so making a batter thick enough for this will be a challenge, but I believe, well worth it.
This recipe comes from a blog I subscribe to called A Modern Christian Woman. Her stuff is amazing. She has great relevant content, is interesting and her recipes are super yummy! I would totally recommend following her! ~ Im trying out this recipe for the First Day of School. We have a traditional Christmas breakfast and this is another tradition that needs to be formed. The recipe is special, fall-ish and all around perfect for the First Day of School.
Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pancake Rings
2 – 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into rings
1 cup of pancake mix (I make mine – here is the recipe)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (more or less to your taste)
grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar (white or brown depending on your tastes)
Grease and preheat a pancake griddle to medium heat. Combine pancake mix, egg, spices, milk, lemon zest and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Dip apple slices in the batter and place on griddle. Cook until golden brown. Serve with warm maple syrup. Enjoy!