Good evening, or good morning… I guess it depends on when you ventured to this little spot on the internet I call mine 🙂
I love breakfast. It took me a long time to appreciate the most important meal of the day, and I think it really hit home for me when I had kids. Especially now they are talking, walking little beings… ok so they’re not that young… I officially have TWO 4 year olds! Nope, not identical or fraternal twins… I have Irish twins! For those who may not know, it means I have two children born within 12 months of each other. My youngest just turned four yesterday. Oh let me tell you this mama can’t keep it together on the best of the days, but yesterday just solidified that my ‘baby’ is no longer a ‘baby’ and to be honest, hasn’t been for a while. My girls are 11 months apart – the end of this month my oldest will be 5, but for now I will revel and enjoy having two 4 year olds… even though it won’t last for too much longer.
In the spirit of Audrey and her growing love of cooking and baking, I thought I would ‘call in the troops’ to help me make today’s recipe: Apple Pie Pancakes. Doesn’t that sound like dessert for breakfast?! Getting back to the whole breakfast part of this, I love this time of the day, because we’re typically still in pj’s with coffee or juice still in hand, and lazily trying to plan what we would like to do for the day. I try and make one more labour intensive breakfast per weekend. It all depends on what we have on the go, and let me tell you this didn’t disappoint!
This recipe is SO EASY, your kids can do 80% of the work… all you need to do is heat the pan & flip!
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil
- 2 apples diced for after
- Preheat your oven to “warm” or it’s lowest setting (around 200 degrees).
- In a large bowl you will want to add all of your dry ingredients and whisk together well.
- In a small bowl, whisk all of your wet ingredients together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir. If there are still a few lumps don’t worry about it, but don’t over mix.
- Get your frying pan to a medium-high heat… and this is where the two lovely ladies shown above get to take a break.
- I use a ¼cup measuring spoon to make my pancakes so they’re not TOO big for the girls, and so my pancakes are more-or-less uniform size.
- When a batch is done, put them in an oven safe dish to keep warm until serving. Start on the next batch!
- When you’re ready to serve, add diced apples & maple syrup. No need for butter or extra sweeteners… these pancakes are the real deal. Delicious, moist and a total treat!
And there you have it! Serve alone or with some of the delicious Citrus Mint Fruit Salad. Another breakfast down, and another enjoyable time around the table. I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and looking forward to chatting with you all soon!
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