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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

please cheat

please cheat on your diet with this to-die-for stack of simple carbohydrate goodness. i never imagined pancakes could taste so amazing. i'm not much of a pancake person, but i could eat these every day (but i don't... that would be a bad idea!). and don't drink the syrup... or do.

spicy apple pancakes with cider sauce
from my dear friend lulu (and family)
4 servings

2 cups bisquick
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup grated apple (1 apple)

mix all ingredients accept apples together until moist - don't over mix. fold in apples. batter should be fairly thick - do not thin! cook pancakes on griddle or stove as you usually would until cooked through.

cider sauce (enough for 2 batches of pancakes)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups apple cider or apple juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup butter
put in dry ingredients first, add lemon juice & apple cider/juice, stir on medium/hot, boil for one minute while stirring, take off the stove and add butter. stir until melted.


allie said...

I have this exact friend's mom used to make these for us when we had sleepovers...OH MY GOSH, YES, THESE ARE AMAZING! I'm not much of a pancake person either, but these are no ordinary pancakes, folks :o) Thanks for reminding me of these.

Clare said...

I just added cinnamon and apples to regular pancake mix and they turned out great. LOVED the syrup!

Heather said...

Tried your recipe, but changed it up by adding whole wheat, but of course I left the cider sauce because that is the best part.

healthy cooking on a budget

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