This month we are celebrating the start of fall with our Apple Pancakes. Fall is here, the days and nights are a little cooler and the local orchards have a bumper crop of apples so we decided to feature apples in our September signature breakfast. We took our ultimate buttermilk pancake recipe and substituted brown sugar for the white sugar, added apples that were peeled and diced into 1/4 inch cubes and created a great syrup out of applesauce.
Of course, if you don’t live close to an orchard or a farmer’s market you can pick up fresh apples at the supermarket. I used granny smith apples because they hold up well when cooking and add have a tangy sweet crunch to the apple pancakes.
Below is the altered recipe:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 Tablespoons of brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups buttermilk–room temperature
- 3 eggs–room temperature
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 1/2 medium sized granny smith apples, peeled and cubed into 1/4 inch pieces
First mix all your dry ingredients, (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Next, beat the eggs in a separate bowl then add the buttermilk and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Add the cubed apples and gently fold until combined. It is OK if the batter is lumpy. If the batter is a little too thick you can add a little more milk but you don’t want the batter to be too soupy.
Preheat the griddle and pour about 1/4 cup onto a hot griddle. Flip the apple pancakes when you have bubbles that pop and don’t fill-in with wet batter. Cook the flipped side until golden brown and then serve with maple syrup or Applesauce Syrup (below).
In keeping with celebrating the apple this month we made a thick applesauce syrup and topped the apple pancakes before we served them. We hope you enjoy them as much as our guests did.
- 2 cups chunky applesauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
Mix the above ingredients in a medium sauce pan on low heat stirring constantly until mixture boils. Remove from heat and serve over the apple pancakes.
Just a reminder that The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast posts a recipe to our blog each month. There are now over 30 recipes on the blog! We would love to serve you our legendary breakfast, but if you can’t make it to Lynchburg you can always try our recipes at home and let us know how you liked them!
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