We’ve crossed over from beach days to school days, summer vacations are over, kids are starting a new year, we’re back to work… and although it doesn’t feel like autumn quite yet…autumn IS coming. With fall comes the most scrumptious spiced flavors, it’s my favorite foodie time of year. I am going to try to hold out until the heat breaks for my first pumpkin anything, but I can’t promise. Luckily, for this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E. we could pick any fall fruit to use in our recipes, so I went right for these Applesauce Pancakes from Eliot’s Eats.
I’ve mentioned before how I just can’t do cooked apples, like in a pie or apple crisp, but I do really enjoy applesauce… so, when I saw these beauties, I knew I’d hit the jackpot. I love the apple flavor with out the textural issue, I know, I know- I’m weird. Everyone wonders how I can dislike apple pie. But, these are the perfect solution, you get all the flavors of the classic dessert, with less work (no rolling dough) and no (I’m sorry but it’s true) squishy cooked apples. The applesauce melts beautifully into the batter and the syrup, oh the syrup. It.is.awesome. Spiced with cinnamon and made indulgent with a BIG pat of butter, it is everything you need on an autumn (or late summer) morning.
Although I went straight for these applesauce pancakes, Debra has so much to chose from on Eliot’s Eats, a blog named after her adorable kitty (named after T.S.Eliot.–I love it!- I was an English major, too.) Make sure you take a look through all the goodies she has to share, you’ll be glad you did!
I didn’t do much to change Debra’s recipe, I just added a little oopmh, in the form of butter, to her super syrup. Maybe a little extra cinnamon, too. I would love to work some nice, crisp apple cider into this recipe, which I will have to try later in the season. I love apple cider everything.
- 1 egg
- 3/4 Cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 2 Tablespoon Applesauce
- 3 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/2 t. Salt
- 1-2 Tablespoons Butter (for griddle)
- (Set aside some extra butter to top the pancakes.)
- Beat egg vigorously with a whisk until fluffy. Add milk, sugar and apple sauce and whisk some more. Add dry ingredients and stir until just smooth.
- Heat griddle and melt a bit of butter on it. For each pancake, pour a scant 1/4 c. of batter onto the griddle. Cook until puffed and dry around the edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.
- Honey-Applesauce Syrup
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup. honey
- 3 Tablespoon. apple sauce
- 11/2 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon. cinnamon
- Whisk ingredients over medium heat until well combined and reduced a bit. Make sure to watch so mixture doesn't boil over. After about 10 minutes, remove from heat and drizzle over pancakes.
This syrup is SO simple to whip up, and is insanely flavorful. Even if you don’t get the urge to make these pancakes, you should whip up this sweet treat for any type of pancake or waffle.
I’d love to know, what’s your favorite fall fruit recipe?
And finally, go fall into my Blogger C.L.U.E. friends’ posts…
- Apple Banana Bread by Lora from Cake Duchess
- Apple Brie Panini by Rebekah from Making Miracles
- Apple Butter by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
- Apple Oatmeal Muffins by Aly from Cooking in Stilettos
- Apple Pie with Oat Streusel by Christiane from Taking on Magazines
- Applesauce Pancakes by Anna from annaDishes
- Arugula, Pear and Parmesan Salad by Kate from Kate’s Kitchen
- Butternut Squash Soup with Apple by Lea Ann from Cooking on the Ranch
- Chaussons aux Pommes by Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal by Kim from Liv Life
- Creamy Tomato Soup by Kelli from Kelli’s Kitchen
- Fresh Peach Buckle by Sue from A Palatable Pastime
- Fried Apple Hand Pies by Heather from girlichef
- Greek Yogurt Apple Loaf by Lauren from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Peach Streusel Bread by Azmina from Lawyer Loves Lunch
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie by Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pumpkin Molasses Tea Bread by Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
- Sweet Potato Apple Soup with Chipotle by Kathy from A Spoonful of Thyme
- Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins by Debra from Eliot’s Eats