This past weekend, Cornelius wanted to go out for pancakes. I wavered. There’s a diner in our neighbourhood that used to have the very best pancakes and good service, but the last couple times the service really was terrible and the pancakes weren’t up to their usual par. So I put my foot down and make pancakes at home. It turned out to be a great option. The pancakes were light and fluffy and the apples simmered in maple syrup that topped the pancakes was liquid gold. They were perfect and they beat out the pancakes from the local diner hands down.
light & fluffy pancakes with maple apples
(recipe adapted from Bon Appetit)
maple syrup apples
2 T unsalted butter
2 large tart apples, like Bramley Seedings, cored and sliced
1 t ground cinnamon
1 T plus 1/3 c pure maple syrup
1 c all purpose flour
2 T yellow cornmeal
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c buttermilk
1 c plain yogurt
1 t vanilla
1 large egg
1 1/2 T unsalted butter, melted
For maple syrup apples:
Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and saute for a few minutes until soft. Add remaining syrup and stir until warm. Set aside.
Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl and whisk until blended. In another bowl, blend together buttermilk, yogurt, vanilla, and egg. Add wet to dry ingredients and stir until just blended but still lumpy. Gently mix in the melted butter.
In a large pan, melt a bit of butter or oil over med-high heat and drop in a large spoonful of batter. When bubbles appear on the surface, flip. When the underside is golden, remove and repeat process. Spoon maple apples over pancakes and serve.
Oh my, how scrumptious! I'll be over for breakfast next time 😉
Oooh … that's exactly what I want right now. I will now rise from the couch and walk to the kitchen to make these!
This looks delicious – way better than anything I've ever had at a restaurant. The maple syrup apples sound so good! ~ Belle
YUM!!A perfect fall meal…loving the sound maple syrup with apples. Will have to try this. xo
There is no better pancake topping that syrup apples, that's for sure. I use brown sugar instead of maple syrup.
I love making pancakes at home instead of going out to a diner. So much more variety. Those maple apples look delicious!
You are welcome anytime, VeggieGirl!
Emvandee, hope you love them as much as I did!
Belle, these are delicious & yes, way better than a restaurant.
Thanks, love nest.
Tasha, brown sugar sounds delicious also!
Very true, Joanne!
Wow. Those look so good. Pancakes are (one of) my downfall(s).
totally mouth watering!
I did love them! Though, the spouse was asleep when I made them, and once I tasted them I decided not wake him up. I baked some scones afterward to mask the smell, so he never knew. I win.
yet another yummy looking dish! I have never heard of Bramley Seedings … where do you get them? Are they good for eating too?
Mmmm, those sound delicious! I love me some pancakes.
Amazing. I love sandwiches, too!
Love your work and the pancakes look delicious (we're making them for breakfast right now, actually), and am very interested to know what you think of Turducken. A friend and I (Editor's of a Vancouver, Canada based blog called The Daily Gumboot) shot an instructional video on how to make Turducken. Let me know what you think: http://bit.ly/51fbUv.
Thanks for your time. Have a good one.
Julia, a perfectly acceptable downfall.
Emvandee, you are impressive. Really!
Hag, I got them at a farm out in Langley. They are good for eating I think, but they work so well in baking. I also bought some Sundance apples on the same farm trip and those are amazing for eating. Super crisp!
Thanks Hannah, they are super delicious.
Thanks John, I'll take a look.
this looks amazing; the perfect lazy-day breakfast.