Apples are a healthy and budget-friendly fruit. Check out this easy-to-make recipe using fresh apples.


Makes 4 Servings, 2 pancakes each

You will need:

PANCAKES:

  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour 
  • ½ cup enriched all purpose flour 
  • 3 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 ½ Tbsp sugar 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 cup skim milk 
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 

FOR APPLE SYRUP TOPPING: 

  • 2 cups chopped sweet apples* 
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar 
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract 
  • ¼ cup 100% orange juice 
  • ¼ cup light pancake syrup 

Steps:

PANCAKES:

  1. Mix the flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. 
  2. In a small bowl, beat eggs with fork. 
  3. Combine milk and oil with egg in the small bowl. Stir well. 
  4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir with mixing spoon until all ingredients are moistened and combined. Do not over mix. 
  5. Lightly spray a 10” skillet with nonstick spray. Heat over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. 
  6. Pour . cup of the batter in the skillet for each pancake. 
  7. When top surfaces begin to bubble and the edges start to get firm and slightly brown, flip with pancake turner. Continue to cook until both sides are lightly brown.

APPLE SYRUP TOPPING: 

  1. Combine apples, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla extract and orange juice in small saucepan. 
  2. Cook over medium heat until apples are cooked through and soft, but not mushy. Stir with mixing spoon frequently while heating. 
  3. Stir in pancake syrup and continue cooking until mixture is hot. Serve on top of pancakes.