Sunday, September 19, 2010

Apple Oat Pancakes with Almond Butter


It's a rainy Sunday morning. Standing over my kitchen sink, looking out the window at the deary day, I decided some warm pancakes fit the mood. And since so much depends on the green tree, with the red apple, glazed with rain - apple pancakes it will be.

Apple Oat Pancakes with Almond Butter

Ingredients
2 cups Oat Flour
3 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 apples (I like to use a tart apple like Granny Smith but any apple will do)
2 beaten eggs
2 cups nonfat milk (water will do)
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
1-2 tbsp rolled oats


Directions
In a medium mixing bowl stir together oat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Shred 1 1/2 apples (about 1 cup). Core and thinly slice the remaining apple half and set aside. Make a well in the middle of flour mixture. Add shredded apples, eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix just until combined. Heat a large skillet over medium. Spray with canola oil and drop by the 1/4 cup-fuls, spreading out just a bit with the back of the cup.

Sprinkle with a pinch of oats and press in one apple slice. Cook till little bubbles start to form on the surface (about 2 minutes depending on the heat of your pan). Flip and continue cooking other side for 1 - 2 minutes. Continue with the rest of the batter. Serve with a dollop of almond butter, which is lower in saturated fat than peanut butter.

Make 15 to 20 pancakes

6 comments:

  1. Yum!! Lindsey, my mouth is watering and I swear I can smell those apples!!

    Erin
    www.ekatskitchen.com

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  2. You are so sweet Erin - like maple syrup! Thanks for alway dropping me a line.

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  3. Looks delicious! Love Almond butter

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  4. Looks yummy..What a great fall recipe!

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  5. Hello, I haven't had any chance to say thank you for being an online friend on Foodbuzz. Thank you :)

    What a talented cook you are. This look superb!

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