GOOD Apple Pancakes Recipe

I'm trying out a new-old cookbook that has fallen into my hands. It's choke full of really great apple recipes. Every time I flip through this apple cookbook, my stomach growls.  I just want to rush right into the kitchen and start making every simple apple recipe in the book.

The first recipe I had to try was for Apple Pancakes.  They turned out SO GOOD!  I was glad that the recipe made plenty of yummy pancakes.  I seem to remember cooking up about 12 big, puffy pancakes.  There may have been more, I lost count.  I kept knickin' pancakes off the cooling rack as I cooked.  I had no self control whatsoever.

These pancakes don't even need syrup or jelly of any kind.  They're perfectly sweet on their own.  I say all you need is a couple of fresh eggs scrambled up, a ripe banana on the side, and you've got yourself a solid breakfast.

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt or 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1/4 cup sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • Butter for frying

Place the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Add the yogurt, apple juice, sugar, butter and eggs.  Whisk into a smooth batter.  The batter will be thick.  Finally, stir in the grated apples.

Heat a griddle over medium heat.  Lightly butter the hot griddle.  Drop the batter on the hot griddle a few tablespoons at a time (for large pancakes, measure out 1/4 cup batter).

Note:  If you decide to pour the batter directly from the bowl onto the griddle, you'll need a spatula to help spread the thick batter into an even layer for even cooking.

When the bubbles appear on top after approximately 1 to 2 minutes, turn and brown the other side for almost a minute.  "Serve with a little butter, lemon juice, and sugar", says the book.  I never made it that far, so I can't tell you if that topping combination is good.  You try to get that far and tell me if it's delicious.

OH! Before I forget.  The book I'm drooling over right now is...