Apple Topped Pancakes. Or Apple topping on it’s own. Decisions, decisions…
Apples spiced to taste like Fall. You know what I mean… full of butter, sugars and great spices. They are soft and full of flavor. This, my friends, is the glory of fall. I absolutely love fall. Everything about it. The baking aspect is my favorite, though! I actually made apple cider donuts the other day with HOMEMADE apple cider y’all. Pretty certain I won’t be buying apple cider this fall. I will be sharing both the cider and donut recipes soon. 😉
Anyway, the other day I was making apples for my favorite Apple Crisp for Two recipe, when I realized I had never made a apple kind of breakfast. I looked in the fridge to see what I could come up with and realized I still had some leftover pancakes from breakfast. That’s when I knew. Pancakes and apples. The best combo known to man (or in this case, woman).
Let me give you a fair warning about this recipe: it’ll be hard not to eat all the apples straight out of the pan.
This recipe is really just taking my favorite parts from other recipes and combining it into one. If you’ve made my pancakes before, you know how easy those are (I think lots of you love it because it is by far my most popular pin on Pinterest. WHAAT?!). And if you’ve made my apple crisp before, this is just slightly different. I added some milk and cornstarch to thicken it so it really feels like a maple syrup over the top. I didn’t want some droopy ol’ apples falling over my pancakes, if ya know what I mean!
These are perfectly sweet to be just enough over pancakes for breakfast. They aren’t overwhelming at all, as I was afraid they would turn out. It is just like a drizzle of maple syrup- only better. I think I might ditch the maple syrup from here on out. This is a million times better! Mikey also loves this for breakfast. I have already made it once for dinner (yep, it was that good!) and a couple of other times and he asked me to make it again the next morning he’s off. I’ll never say no to pancakes!
If you try this recipe, tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #toeatdrinkandbemarried. I’d love to see your apple pancake creation!
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 large sweet apples, cored, peeled & sliced
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. corn starch
- 1/4 water
- Pancakes: follow this recipe
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, then add apples. Stir occasionaly for about 2-3 minutes allowing the apples to soften. Add 1/4 of water, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Stir until combined and allow to cook for another 2 minutes or so on medium low heat.
- In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup water with corn starch. Add to the apple mixture and let it come to a boil. Boil until it reaches desired thickness (about a minute or two). Transfer to a bowl and keep warm until you’re done making the pancakes.