"Well the weather outside is frightening" ,to quote Ella Fitzgerald, soooooo this Sunday morning I decided to celebrate maple syrup season with pancakes. My syruping friends tell me it's been a bad start to the season ( tapping trees for sap requires cold nights, warm days - and it's been too cold), and today - well, snow, sleet, rain, and high winds predicted for tonight. But I thoroughly enjoyed my Apple pancakes this morning, with 2006 maple syrup from a friend in Vermont.
1 cup milk or buttermilk
3 T melted butter
1+- c King Arthur flour
2 t baking powder
3 T sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
2 peeled, chopped or grated apples ( I use Granny Smiths)
Beat egg, milk or buttermilk, and melted butter in a mixing bowl. Sift in the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well. Stir in the apple.
Heat a large frying pan or griddle ( I think a waffle iron might work well , too) to medium heat. Melt half unsalted butter, half canola oil in the pan. Scoop an ice cream scoop of batter to the pan ( you can usually fit three pancakes at a time) and cook til the edges bubble, then flip and cook until firm.
Serve with maple syrup, jam, butter and confectioners sugar, or even plain. My kids ate the leftovers very happily without any topping at all.