Apple Buttermilk Pancakes

4/19/2016 09:59:00 PM

Apple Buttermilk Pancakes

Apple buttermilk pancakes! I whipped up these pancakes on a whim for a lazy breakfast last Sunday, and thought they were so good I just had to share the recipe with you!

I started off thinking I'd make my standard pancake batter (1/2 cup SR flour, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk), and just add some chopped or grated apples as I usually do when I feel like apple pancakes. However, I did make a few little changes. I panicked that we wouldn't have enough pancakes for two, so I added some extra flour and extra liquid. (What can I say? I was really hungry!) I also had some buttermilk open in the fridge, so I used that instead of regular milk. I couldn't decide whether to use grated or chopped apples (I prefer grated; my other half prefers big chunks of apple), so in the end I thought: "¿Porque no los dos?", and grated in two apples and chopped a third apple. (Super appley!)

I fried them up in a little butter, and they turned out magnificently! They were incredibly squidgy and moist, very tender, with a nice buttery crunch on the edges, and of course, they were absolutely full of delicious apples. Woo-hoo! This is my new favourite way of making apple pancakes.

Apple Buttermilk Pancakes

Sandra liked these with a thick dusting of icing sugar, and I had them with double cream and maple syrup. Fabulous.

As I said, these were super squidgy, almost seeming undercooked even when they were cooked through. I am a big fan of doughiness in general, and am happy to have my sweet treats very moist - but if you prefer a more standard, drier pancake, I'd suggest only using one grated apple and one chopped apple, as the grated apples do give off a lot of moisture.


Apple Buttermilk Pancakes
A recipe by Sarah Cooks

3/4 cup self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 small apples

Place the flour and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add the egg and whisk to combine. Gradually add in the buttermilk, whisking all the while, until smoothly incorporated.
Whisk in the sugar and melted butter.
Peel and core the apples. Grate two and dice the third. Fold the apples into the batter.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and melt a little butter in the pan to grease it.
Cook the batter by the quarter cupful. Cook on the first side until the base is golden brown and bubbles start to appear on the surface, then flip and cook for a further minute or so until cooked through.
Remove to a waiting plate and tent with foil to keep them warm while you cook the remaining pancakes.
Makes approx 8 pancakes

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  1. Pancakes! Yummy! I wouldn't mind trying this one out!

  2. I have never had apple pancakes, I think I need to expand my pancake horizon

  3. I've been craving pancakes for weeks. Going to bookmark this for the weekend!



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