Thursday, December 15, 2011
Apple and Banana Pancakes
i love making pancakes. its a wonderful saturday morning event in our house. the other morning, i had some apples leftover that needed to be used. i thought about making apple cinnamon pancakes but remembered seeing another blogger dip banana into pancake batter and cooking them up.
why couldn't i do the same with apples?
the result was a home run! why haven't i done this before? they were delicious! i even ended up using a banana too and those were just as good.
the cinnamon in the pancake batter was really the icing on the cake. topped with some warm maple syrup, E gave these 2 thumbs up and said i had to make them again.
i figured they would be perfect for the holidays when we have time to stay in our pj's and need something fun and special for friends and family.
so stock up on the ingredients now. i highly recommend you make these this holiday season - i can almost guarantee they will be a big hit and everyone will think you are a culinary genius!
Whole Wheat Pancakes
(makes 15 pancakes)
1 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c yogurt (i used 0% fage greek yogurt)
1/2 c skim milk
1 tbs agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs olive oil
mix together dry ingredients with a whisk. in a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients. slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. add more milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
2 medium apples (i used macintosh but any kind will work)
2 medium bananas
meat large skillet over medium heat.
peel apples and slice horizontally. use a small biscuit cutter to cut out the center of the apple (the seeds and the core). peel the bananas and slice into 1" rounds. drop apple and banana slices one at a time into pancake batter and flip using a fork to make sure fruit is completely covered.
lower stove heat to medium low and spray with non-stick cooking spray. drop batter covered apples and bananas onto warm skillet. when you see bubbles start to form on the edges and bottom is lightly browned, flip and cook on other side. serve immediately or keep cooked fruit pancakes warm by placing on plate in 170 degree oven until ready to serve.