Thursday, October 27, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes with Cider Syrup

I just got done making some delicious Fall pancakes.  I took two normal recipes and made them healthier.  I do this with most recipes and sometimes it turns out well.  This one happened to be really good so I wanted to write down the changes I made and thought I'd share it.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
3/4 C.  dehydrated apples slices (from the cannery) or 1 peeled and chopped apple
1 1/2 C.  Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (Trader Joe's brand is best) or regular milk
1 C. Water
1/4 C. olive oil
2 C. whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C. whole rolled oats

If you are using dehydrated apples, put them in the bowl first with the milk and water so they have time to soften.  You can add the oats at this time too. Then add everything else on top.

Apple Cider Syrup
3/4 C. apple juice
1/2 C. brown sugar
2 Tbls. Butter
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
dash of nutmeg
dash of cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Let simmer for 15 minutes.  I removed the corn syrup this recipe called for so it is runny, but still very sweet.  I attempted adding corn starch to thicken it but that only clumped.  It still pours great over the pancakes.


Missy said...

oooh, I'll have to try this! Casey was just telling me the other day that I should try to make some apple pancakes. This recipe sounds so yummy! :)

Alissa said...

mmmmm sounds yummy! How much corn syrup would you have added to the Apple Cider Syrup?