Pancakes are one of those crowd favourites for breakfast that can be customised in so many ways to suit a variety of tastes, plus they’re one of my favourite things to whip up for breakfast on the weekend!
I like to use this pancake recipe because it’s super simple and quick to make, then it’s just a matter of adding a variety of simple ingredients to create some really delicious flavours.
Today I have shown you two ways to do apple pancakes; first with fresh apple grated into the batter prior to cooking, and secondly by adding canned pie apple to the cooked pancakes. Both are super tasty and sweetened naturally by the whole apple used.
The pancakes were made using the batter recipe above and then cooked in Nuttelex (vegan butter alternative) in a warm frying pan.
Apple Pancakes with Fresh Grated Apple
This was a method my mum used when she made my sister and I pancakes as young girls, and one which I really enjoy!
Start by grating an apple (I used 1 apple for the recipe, without the skin), and then press the juice out of the grated apple with a paper towel. Add as much grated apple to the pancake batter as you wish, and drop it by the spoonful into the pan.
The result will be extra fluffy pancakes with shreds of fresh, crunchy apple throughout which adds a really nice texture to plain batter. It’s also a great way to add a little more fibre to your pancakes as well!
Adding Canned Apple
The second way to make apple pancakes is to purchase some canned pie apple to add to the pancakes. We have added cinnamon powder to our canned apple for this one!
The apple is really nice warmed up, so either warm your apple in the microwave for about a minute, or warm it on the stove-top.
Put as much apple as you desire to use into a bowl, and then mix in about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. At this point, you can taste the mixture and adjust to your liking.
Top each pancake with chunks of the apple cinnamon mixture and some maple syrup, and finish with a scoop of ice cream (I used So Good Coconut Ice Cream) to recreate these sweet, fresh pancakes!
Be it apple, banana or berries, I love to change up pancake morning by creating delicious plates of pancakes topped with sweet fruits and syrups. So keep your eye out for future posts where I will share more of my favourite ways to make pancakes!