Hello lovelies, I couldn't be happier that apple season is here!! So I have a new recipe for you as well: Apple pancakes.
But first of all lets start with a Hymne to the apple. Not only is it local here, but also seasonal and so versatile. You can use it in sweet and savory recipes and it really is a loyal soul. I don't remember how many times an apple saved me from starving or satisfied my hunger for something sweet (at least for a short period). There isn't a better healthy snack which is also great for on the go. And of course there are lot of sweet childhood memories of mine that involve apples. Climbing on apple trees, drinking fresh sweet and sticky apple juice or the feeling when you bite into a crispy freshly picked apple from the tree - pure bliss. So I actually think it's no wonder even celebrities name their kids after this amazing fruit.
Now you know why my love for these apple pancakes is that big, I only made some slight changes to the recipe, that I already enjoyed so many times when I was a kid. With lots of cinnamon and the best part is the liquid batter, that you might get inside the apple ring - if you are lucky enough.
My recipe is without any industrial sugar, with spelt flour and every kid that tried it so far absolutely loved them.
So here comes the recipe for these delicious apple pancakes:
- 150 gr apple sauce
- 170 ml plantbased milk
- 50 ml sparkling water
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp coconut blossom sugar
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- some vanilla
- 200 gr spelt flour or 150 gr spelt- and 50 gr buckwheat flour
- 1 Tbsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- some oil for the pan
- some coconut sugar for caramelizing
- 2 apples
- In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the pancakes and let the batter rest a bit
- Core the apples, peel if you like and cut into discs (0,5-1 cm thick).
- Preheat the oil in a pan, sprinkle the apple discs with some coconut sugar and caramelize them from both sides
- Add 1-2 Tbsp of the batter onto the rings and bake the pancakes until golden brown (from both sides)
- Serve with cinnamon and maple syrup
My kids really adore those pancakes and the last breakfast I made them, one of my daughters ate 5 pieces (I stopped at two) - so this really is a love story. I also make them for lunch or dinner sometimes, just serve a light soup as starter and everyone is happy here. The pancakes are super fluffy and light, without eggs or any other animal products and no one will even realize they are vegan :-).
You can serve them with stewed apples, just add some oil to a pans, your apples, some lemon juice and lots of cinnamon and some maple syrup. The girls still love to dip the apple pancakes in maple syrup, I don't really need anything else with them. Just the sweet childhood memories let them melt in my mouth.
I really hope, I could make you crave those apple pancakes and maybe you have your own apple tree and need some ideas for that rich harvest we have this year. I also made the apple sauce myself, since we all love this classic as well. What is your favorite childhood memory with APPLES?
And you can already find more sweet and savory Pancake recipes here.
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