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 Saying, my kids and I LOVE breakfast foods would be a HUGE understatement.  We could eat the foods served during this particular meal time every flippin' day.  And when it comes to apples, we devour those things like pot heads do their "special brownies".  So, I'm constantly on the lookout for fun and new recipes that combine these two obsessions of ours; and this time I have an awesome one!

Apple Ring Pancakes, Mumsies!




I know, I couldn't believe it myself!  But dang, these were G O O D!

!!!!!!

The perfect combination of pancake batter and apples, this is a fabulous recipe to whip up on the cold Autumn mornings many of us are now experiencing.  Plus, the main focal point of this recipe is a friggin fruit;  making it very easy for you to sneak a little extra healthiness into your meal if your kiddos are little on the picky side! Sneaky, I know.  But what they don't know wont hurt them, right?!  Or am I the only one with that mantra here?  

Bonus, if you're motive isn't to be sneaky with incorporating a healthy fruit into this meal, then this recipe is a great one to the kids involved with; giving you an extra opportunity to bond with one another.

Have I sold you yet?  I thought so!

Here's what you need to do.



2 large apples, each cored and thinly sliced cross-wise into 10 pieces

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp. cinnamon

7 + 1/2 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 egg

2 tbsp. butter, melted, plus more for cooking

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 tsp. lemon zest



1. In a medium bowl, toss the apple slices and lemon juice, then sprinkle the fruit with 3 teaspoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar and cinnamon with the baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt.  In another bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients.  Add the flour mixture and whisk into a slightly lumpy batter.

3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1/2 teaspoon butter.  Spoon batter over and apple slice, letting the excess fall back into the bowl (this coating method will keep the slices from breaking).  Place the pancake int he pan, then repeat with two more apple slices.

4. Cook the pancakes until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes per side.  Cook the remaining apple slices, adding butter to the pan as needed.  Serve immediately.

Bon Appetit!





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