Apple & Cinnamon Pancake Stacks

Ok, so I realise this recipe is a bit late considering I made these for Pancake Tuesday… but really, why not just make them anyway and have pancakes whenever you like?!

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Apple and cinnamon is a combination I love.  The pancakes are moist and just a little spicy, the apples just a little crunchy, and the maple sauce super sweet and syrupy.  It’s all together delicious!

Apple & Cinnamon Pancake Stacks

Serves 4 – Ready in 35 minutes

Apples in maple sauce:
    • 2 apples (whatever you’ve got – this is a good way to use up slightly wrinkly old ones! If you’re buying them especially, granny smiths are great for cooking)
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 2 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup maple syrup

Cinnamon Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk 
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

For the apples:

  1. Core and cube apples (you can peel if you like – I didn’t bother).
  2. Place butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup in a saucepan. Add apples.
  3. Cook over medium heat until apples are tender (around 5-6 minutes).  While this is cooking, start on the pancakes!

For the pancake:

  1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and form a well in the centre.
  2. Mix melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla and pour into the dry ingredients, whisking to combine.
  3. At this point, add more milk if needed to achieve the desired consistency. It should be a thick batter, but able to be easily ladled out.
  4. Grease and heat a frying pan.  Use a ladle to scoop out around 1/4 cup mixture at a time and drop into the pan, forming flat circles.  You should fit a few in the pan at a time. Turn each pancake once bubbles appear on the surface, then cook for a minute or two on the second side until browned evenly.
  5. Place cooked pancakes on a plate, covered with a clean tea towel, to keep warm while you cook the rest.

To assemble:

  1. Stack pancakes on serving plates.  Spoon over apples and sauce.
  2. Enjoy with a good cup of tea and some pancake-loving friends!