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Begin a Fall Morning with a Yummy Warm Tummy

October 28th, 2013 | Filed under: seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer


Good morning everyone! What is your favorite way to start a crisp fall morning? A Pumpkin Spice Latté, bowl of hot oatmeal, hot apple cider? Well I have a recipe I would like to share with you that is all the flavors of fall in a classic breakfast dish… pancakes! Apple pancakes possess the crisp juicy crunch of the apple bits, have the warmth of the accompanying spices, and the classic feel of a pancake breakfast. Enjoy this any fall morning, or make it special for a holiday breakfast! I’m going to share with you a great recipe found on Smitten Kitchen but with a few twists of my own!

Apple Spice Pancakes



2 eggs beaten

1½ cups of milk (or yogurt)

2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 tsp of baking powder

½ tsp of salt

¼ cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp cloves

½ tsp ginger

3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated

Butter for frying



Beat the 2 eggs and milk (or yogurt) together in a large bowl.

Whisk together all the dry ingredients (flour – ginger) in a small bowl.

Peel, core, and grate the apples. If you have a food processor, the easiest way I found (and the tastiest) was to peel and core the apples and use a food processor. Don’t use the grating attachment, I just threw them right in and pulsed until it was small bits.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk together ½ cup at a time, until well combined.  Then add in the apple bits.

Heat the cast iron frying pan on medium-low heat. Melt the butter in the pan and add ¼ cup of pancake mixture to make perfectly sized pancakes!

Cook for about 3 minutes on each side.


Serve with warmed maple syrup, a dusting of sugar, and enjoy!

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