Saturday, October 29, 2011

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Saturday mornings are very important in my home, is a routine or better yet a tradition to prepare a big breakfast and sit together as a family.  Usually on weekdays the kids have cereal or home made pop tarts and then their off to school, so weekends are family time.  This morning I woke up and wasn't sure what to cook for breakfast, I thought maybe a breakfast tart but then my son woke up and just suggested pancakes, well a couple of months ago my mother e-mailed me a recipe for apple pancakes and apple cider syrup, well I decided to make it and I have to say that the apple pancakes were delightful my kids couldn't get enough.  I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I did.

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/3 cups apple cider 
  • 1 cinnamon stick  or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in apple. Combine the buttermilk, egg yolks, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter.
  • Pour batter by heaping 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir nutmeg into syrup. Serve pancakes with warm
  • syrup.


  1. Hi Lu! I am a first time visitor. I like your blog title. I think that alfajores is a dessert. I love your pancake story. So seasonal. But so rich in tradition. Tradition is so important for a family to bond and attach. It caught my eye because we have four children and traditions were so important for us. Plus your recipe looks delicious.
    I will be back to read more.
    I also write a blog on food and family and traditions. Though our four daughters are grown they have brought grandchildren into our lives. So in my blog I also write about my musings on life and love.
    Please visit. Or maybe follow. That would be awesome.

  2. These are really beautiful and the cider syrup is extraordinary. This is my firs tvisit to your blog, so I took a bit of extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. those pancakes look amazing! yumm!

  4. Thank you so much to all for stopping by and taking the time in reading my blog and i hope that I dont ever dissapoint my readers. Thank you and bless you all.


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