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.