Monday, May 23, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Once again, pancakes on the menu for dinner.  Breakfast for dinner is awesome.

The syrup for these pancakes was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  I could have drank it with a straw!  I like to put different things IN my pancakes but I don't usually make different toppings or syrups.  That will change. This changed already very good pancakes into spectacular pancakes. 

 I loved the whole wheat flour in the pancakes too. The kids never even knew they were getting something healthy!  Shh.  I won't tell!

Apple Cinnamon Pancake Recipe
Adapted from Finding Joy in my Kitchen

2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup smashed apples (or applesauce and use less milk)
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. olive oil

3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup water
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Peel and cut about 3 - 4 apples into chunks.  Place in a bowl with a couple of tablespoons of water for about 10 minutes, until you are able to smash them with a potato masher. We left ours a bit chunky but if you want it smooth, you can put them in a food processor.

Lightly beat the two eggs in a large bowl.  Add in the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, apples, oil and milk.  Stir until just moist.  Allow batter to sit for just a few minutes and heat your pan.

Ladle the pancake batter onto the hot pan, cook until a few bubbles form and then flip.  Cook until done. 

While pancakes are cooking away, combine all the syrup ingredients except the evaporated milk together in a saucepan.  Heat until sugar is dissolved and then bring to a slow boil for 1 - 2 minutes.  Remove from the heat and add in the evaporated milk. 

Serve pancakes with syrup.

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  1. That syrup does sound good!
    I use whole wheat flour in everything. You can pretty much just take out 2T/cup of flour and things turn out fine. I like the white whole wheat or the superfine whole wheat instead of the stone ground. It's a personal preference and a texture issue.

  2. YUM... yum..yum nothing is better than breakfast for dinner...
    These pancakes sound really delicious...

  3. Great dinner idea, thanks. Of course I would want some bacon too!

  4. oh, my! Great idea to add smashed apples to the batter... wow! Glad you enjoyed them and even with the whole wheat flour.

  5. Love applesauce in our pancakes too! So good!

  6. These look great! I'm bookmarking them to try sometime soon. Thanks for the recipe, Debbi! =)

  7. These sound so good, Debbi! I'm going to save this recipe.

  8. The pancakes look really good. I made pancakes today but they are large flat ones to wrap a savoury filling in.

    Off to read your weight loss challenge now and see what it's all about :)

  9. Loved SnoWhite's Version. Now I'm going to try yours. Thanks for sharing.

  10. oh my these sound awesome love the syrup we will have to try this come visit me at

  11. That sounds like a fantastic pancake breakfast.

  12. this sounds AMAZING! I am definitely going to have to try this! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would take a look at my blog and follow me too!

  13. We love having breakfast for dinner to :) These look delicious!! I just may have to make these tomorrow :)

  14. I really don't make breakfast for dinner nearly enough. These look fantastic!

  15. Those wraps look good, I think I'll have to give something like that a try.

  16. That syrup really does sound great! What a super meal :)

  17. That syrup does sound really good, and so do those yummy pancakes! Apples and cinnamon are such a great combination. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop. By the way, I like breakfast for dinner too! :)

  18. Hi Debbi, sharing this yummy meal on my Wednesday post, thanks!

  19. those sound delicious...i personally love breakfast for dinner (and lunch, and breakfast for that matter)!

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Just wanted to let you know that I have chosen your lovely pancakes and syrup as one of my featured recipes for Let's Do Brunch. Hope you will pop by to see the post tomorrow :)