Saturday, January 7, 2012

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

We always do pancakes on Saturday morning.

This is what we had for breakfast today.  Use real maple syrup.  Always.

1 cup all-purpose flour (preferably Martha White)
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
1 tablespoon ground flax meal (such as King Arthur)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 ounces applesauce (the contents of one snack cup!)

In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  Set aside.

In another small bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, vanilla, buttermilk and applesauce.  Pour the wet mixture over the dry and whisk until combined.

Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat.  Very lightly grease the surface with butter.  Portion out the batter with an ice cream scoop.  Spread each scoop out just a bit.  Cook until the edges look dry.  Flip.  Cook through, flipping again if needed.

Serve piping hot with syrup.

Makes 8 pancakes.
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