Saying I was excited to make these pancakes would be an understatement. I was very, VERY impatient to make these pancakes.
The recipe is pretty straightforward but as luck would have it I didn't have 2 ingredients, brown sugar and nutmeg. I knew about the nutmeg (not a huge fan and just added a dash more clove and cinnamon to make up for it) but the brown sugar was a surprise. I substituted honey which did the trick!
The batter is rather thick because of the apple so if you are looking for a recipe that will make perfectly round pancakes, I'd steer clear of this one. Also, because of the thick batter I found turning up the heat (compared to the Diner Pancakes) really helped cook them better.
I followed the suggestion of the poster and didn't peel the apple which was quite nice, it added a little unexpected texture like you'd get in a real apple pie. I used a granny smith apple this morning and I think the tartness helped to balance the sweetness of the other ingredients. I also skipped the vanilla syrup and just opted for regular syrup.
These pancakes hit the spot! Plus, they have fruit in them so they are healthy, right?
My Mickey pancake didn't turn out so well today :(
Thanks so much for reading, I'm really having fun making these pancakes. It's reminding me how much fun it is to cook with real ingredients rather than pre-made mixes!
What pancake will I make tomorrow? You'll have to stick around to find out!