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.
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...