Gray, rainy, cold.  Today is just one of those days where my favorite quilt, Kindle and a hot cup of tea sound really good.  Add in that it’s Friday, at the end of a busy week, and it becomes downright irresistible.

It’s days like this where comfort food comes calling as well.  Usually, I think of soup, but anything warm and homemade will do the trick.

Like pancakes.

cinnamon pancakes with apple topping

The warm, spicy addition of cinnamon to the batter will fill your kitchen as they are rising on the griddle.  Comfort.  Add a spoonful of warm apples over top and you just about have perfection.  The flavors of fall on a plate.  Great for breakfast, even better for supper.

There are so many variations you could take on this fruit topping…pears, dried cranberries or golden raisins, a dash of pumpkin pie spice.  Yum!

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

Pancake batter adapted from ‘The Joy of Vegan Baking’

Pancake batter:

makes 8-10 pancakes

1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 cup nondairy milk

2 tablespoons Earth Balance or butter

3 tablespoons maple syrup or orange juice

Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the milk, butter and maple syrup (or orange juice).

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix just until moistened; a few lumps are okay. Over-mixing makes for tough pancakes.

Heat a nonstick griddle over medium -high heat (I set mine at 325 degrees).

Pour the batter onto the heated griddle, about a 1/4 cup each. Cook the pancakes for a couple of minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Slide a spatula under the pancake and flip it over. Cook the pancakes on the other side for another 2 minutes or until golden brown.

cinnamon pancakes with apple topping

Apple Topping:

2-3 apples, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon Earth Balance (or butter)

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup of water

In a skillet, on medium heat, melt the butter.  Pour in the apples, and saute until just tender.  Add in the maple syrup, cinnamon and water.  Continue cooking (and stirring) until it reaches a syrup-like consistency.

cinnamon pancakes with apple topping

While still warm pour topping over individual servings of pancakes.

cinnamon pancakes with apple topping

Since we are on the subject of apples this week, I thought I would mention for local folks that the ‘Apple Jack’ Festival is this weekend in Nebraska City. Lots of gorgeous apples are ripe for the picking!

Alison

10 Responses to Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

  1. Sara says:

    Oooh myy wooooorrrrd. Trying these ASAP. Thanks, Alison!

  2. Sarah says:

    These look so good! I made some cinnamon pear pancakes this morning, and they were the perfect segue into fall. Lovely photos :)

    • Alison says:

      Yum! I love pears and am so glad they are coming into season. Headed over now to check out your post. :)

  3. Katie T. says:

    Came across this recipe via Pinterest, then noticed you mentioned Nebraska City. I am in Omaha…fun to see that you are a Nebraskan!

  4. Sabra says:

    Just tried the apple topping recipe, but had no syrup. Subbed with honey and it tasted absolutely amazing! : )

  5. Charl says:

    Hmmm, looks delicious! It’s cold and rainy here in South Africa, so I got to try this!

  6. Kim says:

    I used my own recipe for pancakes and just added cinnamon. The topping was delicious! Even my husband (not usually an apple fan) and my picky 3-year old loved it!

  7. Bobbi says:

    I would do this but take apple cider and reduce it some, then add the apples for more apple flavor (plus I don’t care for the taste of maple syrup) and add more cinnamon in .

  8. Julia says:

    Hi Alison!

    I just came across your blog today and i just love all these vegetarian recipes (especially the eggless ones)! I seriously love all your amazing photos, too! This pancake recipe is definitely the next pancake flavor I will try!

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