Yesterday after school, I bought 30 gala apples at the grocery store. 30 APPLES! I nearly broke my back trying to carry them all home. But my efforts payed off when I made these apple pancake rings.
Why so many apples? I am in the process of doing a new recipe showdown — searching for the best apple pie ever (just in time for Thanksgiving!). But alas, I needed something to do with all of the extra apples. I have a couple exciting ideas — including some apple pie ice cream… but that’s for another day. Today, we’re talking about apple pancake rings!
These are a great way to use up this seasons bounty of apples. Plus, they are a bit healthier (and may I add tastier?) than regular pancakes. If you are ambitious and would like to use your own recipe for pancake batter, go right ahead (just make it a bit thicker than usual so that it sticks to the apple slices). These are so yummy though, I use premade mix *gasp!* to get these drowned in maple syrup ASAP.
In addition to being amazing for breakfast, I imagine these being a great dessert as well. I’m thinking lazy night apple pie (with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream).
Treat yourself to these this weekend, they take minutes to whip together, and capture the autumn spirit perfectly.
1 Cup Pancake Baking Mix
1/2 Cup Milk
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
a dash of cloves and nutmeg
Zest of 1/2 Lemon
2 large apples, sliced 1/4 inch thick
Beat baking mix, egg and milk until smooth. Add spices and lemon zest to batter and mix until incorporated
Using a toothpick dip apple slices into batter. Cook on hot griddle until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with syrup.