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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

I have a favorite pancake recipe, introduced to me by some lovely college friends. This recipe makes  a ton of delicious, fluffy pancakes. The batter is nice and thick, so the pancakes have a nice golden brown outside and a perfect inside. 

I made these on Sunday and saw a big bowl of apples on the counter. It got me thinking, “I wonder what these would taste like if I added apple slices and cinnamon?”

What would happen is one of the yummiest autumn pancakes I’ve ever had. 

Give them a shot – you’ll be glad you did. 

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes


3 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
3 T. unbleached sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon plus more for dusting
2 c. plain yogurt
1 1/2 c. milk
3 eggs, separated
1/3 c. butter, melted, plus more for cooking (don't skimp - butter makes good pancakes)
1 apple, preferably organic, very thinly sliced


1. Warm your griddle while you prepare the batter. (I start on low and then bump it up to medium when I'm almost ready).
2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
3. Stir together the yogurt, milk, and egg yolks.
4. With an electric mixer (or a whisk, if you want a work out), beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
5. Slowly pour the melted butter into the yogurt mixture, stirring constantly.
6. Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture.
7. Gently but completely fold the egg whites into the batter. You don't want to over stir, which will make the flour "tough," but you don't want big streaks of egg white either.
8. Drop a teaspoon of butter on the skillet, followed by a few spoonfuls of batter (I use an 1/8 c. measuring cup). Keep an eye on the heat - you might need to adjust down or up.
9. Drop an apple ring on the pancake and flip the pancake over when bubbles form in the batter. Repeat until you use up all of the batter, replenishing butter as needed because great pancakes can't be made on a dry skillet.
10. Dust pancakes with cinnamon before serving.

Adapted from Allrecipes via Our Best Bites



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