Monday, 26 November 2018

Little Lazy Apple Pancakes

One lonely Granny Smith apple, half a pot of forgotten plain yoghurt and a rumble-y tummy on a Sunday morning, wanting something different to our mostly usual omelette and toast, inspired what turned out to be, as I am calling them, Lazy Apple Pancakes. Not quite an Apple Dutch Baby, but delicious all the same!

Perfect for Sunday morning breakfast.

Lazy Apple Pancakes

1/2 cup white spelt flour
1/4 cup wholemeal spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 small eggs
1/4 cup natural plain yoghurt
1/4 cup milk
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cored and thinly sliced into rounds
2 Tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon mixed together
butter, for frying
maple syrup (*to serve*)


1.   Sift flours and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.

2.   Whisk eggs, yoghurt and milk together in a measuring jug.

3.   Make well in centre of flours and pour in egg mixture.

4.   Mix until combined and there are no lumps in the batter. Try not to overmix!

5.   Heat skillet or frying pan over medium heat and melt a small knob of butter.

6.   Place large spoonfuls of batter into warmed skillet. (Don't overcrowd your pan.)

7.   Peek under each cooking pancake and ... 

8.   ... gently place an apple round on top when the bottom of the pancake becomes firm and             before bubbles appear on top.  

9.  Sprinkle each apple slice with brown sugar and cinnamon mix. Continue cooking and ...

Flip and cook the apple on the other side.

10.  ...  Flip pancakes when little bubbles appear on surface, around edge of the apple slice.

11.  Cook, apple-side down, until apple softens, the brown sugar and cinnamon become 
       caramel-y and the pancake is firm and springy.

12.  Serve warm with a swirl of maple syrup or some extra dollops of a thick yoghurt.

The tartness of the Granny Smith apple works well with the sweetness of caramel-y brown sugar and maple syrup too. Not quite an Apple Dutch Baby but perfect for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast all the same.

Meg



















18 comments:

  1. I'm not a lover of early morning cooking Meg so these would be perfect for a light lunch or even an afternoon snack on a cool day.
    Cathy

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    1. They would be lovely as an afternoon snack, Cathy. The apple is delicious! Meg:)

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  2. Wow, these are terrific! I could almost smell them cooking.

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    1. They taste pretty good, Chris. But then I adore anything with apple in it. Meg🍎

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    2. Oh me too! I love still-warm, stewed apple with ice-cream. The only thing that comes close to as delicious as cooked apple, is when you add rhubarb to it! ;)

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  3. Oh Yum! Simply YUM!! I adore any desert/sweet with apple in it.

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    1. Me too!! Apple anything is my favourite! 🍎

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  4. Ooh I must try this when I have apples. It sounds delicious.
    The other day I made plain old pancakes. I've never used yogurt in the pancake batter. Another good idea to try.😊
    Thanks Meg. xx

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    1. I find yoghurt works well in a pancake style batter, Nil. I blend it with some milk whenever I use it this way. I hope you enjoy them when you make them. Meg πŸ™‚

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  5. Meg, that is a great way of using up an apple. I am not a morning person so cooking something for breakfast isn't the norm around here. LOL!

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    1. You'll be cooking again soon in your new kitchen, Chel. Maybe pancakes will be on the menu! Meg:)

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  6. Oh yum Meg, a great idea for breakfast. I love anything with cooked apple. they look good with the caramelised sugar.

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    1. I love cooked apples too, Nanette. These are quite a yummy treat. Meg:)

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  7. Beautiful presentation, Meg. They look delicious.

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  8. Mmm, yoghurt in pancakes, good plan. I think that would help them rise slightly? I squeeze lemon juice into milk to make sour milk for the same purpose.. acid reacts with the baking powder or something like that..

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    1. Yes, I think it does help them to rise a little, Jo. I'll remember your tip of lemon juice into milk the next time I want pancakes and have no yoghurt. There's always a lemon in the fruit bowl here. Meg:)

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  9. Your garden photos are so pretty. The pancakes look delicious and a healthy version also. Andrea

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