If you love apples , this is gonna become your new favorite breakfast for fall .
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Today , I'm gonna show you how to make apple pancakes .
This is the easiest breakfast .
My whole family loves this , including the seven year old .
Actually , I think she loves these the most .
Anyway , they're so easy .
It has become a family favorite for us and I hope it will for you too and I'm hungry .
So let's get started .
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We'll start with the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl , combine all purpose flour , sugar , baking powder , baking , soda , salt and some ground cinnamon .
Now just whisk that together until it's well combined and set it aside .
Next , we'll combine the wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl , add your low fat butter milk and this can be right out of the fridge along with two large eggs .
You'll love that .
You can use cold ingredients here because you don't have to prep ahead .
Next , add vanilla extract and we're using our two ingredient , homemade vanilla extract .
And I will link to that recipe in the notes whisk that together until it's well blended .
Now , add those wet ingredients into your flour mixture .
Now , you want to whisk everything together until it's just moistened .
Be careful not to over mix at this point .
It'll definitely still look lumpy while whisking .
Add your melted butter and stir just until incorporated .
Again , the mixture should still look lumpy and do not overmix , set your pancake batter aside and we're gonna work on peeling and grating the apples .
You'll need two large apples or about a pound of apples .
I'm using Granny Smith apples because I love the combination of sweet and tangy in the pancakes .
But just about any kind of apple will work in this apple pancake recipe .
Use a pairing knife to peel the apples , then grate them on the large holes of a box grater .
You should end up with about two cups of grated apple .
Now we're gonna use that handy bench scraper .
This is literally one of my favorite kitchen tools and I will link to it in the recipe notes , transfer the grated apples into your batter .
Now use a spatula to gently fold the grated apple into your pancake batter again .
Make sure you don't over mix and stop mixing it just as soon as the apples are incorporated .
Now , here's my secret to getting pancakes perfectly portioned .
I'm gonna use a two ounce trigger release ice cream scoop .
You'll also need a large nonstick skillet .
Use a heavy bottomed nonstick pan or a seasoned cast iron pan will work .
And if you have a griddle , you can use that to cook a lot of pancakes at once .
Set your pan over medium low heat on a griddle .
It's between 3 25 and 350 °F , then add two tablespoons of oil .
Once the oil is hot , add the pancake batter , scoop the batter into the pan , leaving a little space between each pancake to give the batter room to expand .
Saute those for about 2 to 3 minutes per side .
You'll know it's time to flip the pancakes .
When you see bubbles form on top and start to pop , they'll also be golden brown at the edges , flip the pancakes and let them continue to saute for about another two minutes .
Once the pancakes are cooked through , transfer them to a serving platter , you do want to keep a well oiled skillet .
So add more oil to the pan as needed .
The oil definitely helps to form those irresistibly crisp edges on the pancakes , cook the remaining pancakes in batches .
And again , you want to flip those pancakes once you see the bubbles on the top form and start to pop also for these to form and cook through properly .
Make sure to keep them over medium low heat .
If you see their browning too quickly , reduce the heat .
Oh , pancake , who's excited for apple pancakes ?
These were so easy and I love to serve them while they're fresh and fluffy and warm .
But if you want to keep them warm while you're finishing off your batches because it makes a lot of pancakes .
You can't put them on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven and just keep them warm in there up to like 30 45 minutes .
That way , they're hot and fresh when you're ready to serve all of them .
All right , let's do this because I'm totally craving these pancakes and it smells like apple pie in my kitchen .
It's so good .
All right , let's load up our plate and of course , we're gonna make a nice tall stick and the little ones are so cute and fun .
And I know it does make a big batch , but not to worry because these reheat really well for a couple of days afterwards .
So you will love having leftovers one more .
Oh , my , that's a big stack .
And the apple topping is amazing .
And just a perfect match with apple pancakes takes about 12 , 15 minutes to make this .
It's so quick , so easy and literally your kitchen will be smelling like apple pie and this tastes like the filling for apple pie .
It's such a treat .
All right .
So we're just gonna pile this on nice and high and you can use , you know , traditional pancake toppings here if you don't want to make this topping , although you can make this ahead of time and it keeps really well in the fridge for a few days .
Here we go .
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Oh , yeah .
Look at that lovely mountain of apples and because there's never enough cinnamon .
I do like to give a little bit of dusting over the top .
Adds a nice little something .
Something for Fall .
I love cinnamon .
Where are my cinnamon fans ?
And uh oh here it is some maple syrup just to add a little bit of extra something , a little bit of extra sauciness to these pancakes .
So we're just gonna drizzle this right over and be as generous as you like because the pancakes themselves , they're not overly sweet .
Look at that .
Look at that .
So pretty , almost too pretty to eat almost .
Here we go .
I'd love to just cut right through this , letting that maple syrup drip down through the layers and these are so tender and soft and very moist from all the apple that's in there .
Here we go .
Look at that .
Look at those fluffy fluffy layers and you might recognize this recipe because it is very similar to our buttermilk pancakes .
We added cinnamon .
We added apples and bam .
We've got apple pancakes .
These are wonderful and I think I like them even better .
All right , here we go .
Diving into this because , oh , I love that .
This is looking back at me .
Here we go .
Oh , that's big .
This is so satisfying .
And if you keep a well oiled skillet , I love how it forms those crispy edges so that it just gives it such great texture because otherwise pancakes are just soft .
So it's nice when there's a little bit of crispness in every bite .
This is just such a delight .
I cannot wait to enjoy the rest of this .
We hope this becomes a new favorite recipe for you .
Let me know as always in the comments below , if you have any recipe suggestions and we'll see you on the next episode of Natasha's Kitchen also .
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