These pancakes are SO delicious.They contain a lot of the same flavors as an apple pie without the fuss of actually making a pie. Watch out, because paired with the browned honey butter, they are hard to stop eating. I am currently in a carb coma. 😉
We have a small apple orchard at our house and it has yielded an abundance of apples this year. We’ve made a lot of apple butter, apple chips, and even a few apple pies, but it’s nice to try a new recipe every once in a while, especially one that’s a cinch to throw together. I will probably be posting a recipe for apple pie ice cream soon, so stay tuned!
Oh, and the browned butter sauce? The hardest part is waiting for the butter to brown. Once that’s done you just throw in the honey and cinnamon, give it a stir and it’s done! It is a fantastic complement to these fall pancakes, so don’t leave it out. 🙂
For the pancake batter:
1 large apple, grated
2 eggs, whisked
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (I used plain)
1 tablespoon vanilla
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
(you could probably just sub 1 1/2 cups of of your favorite GF flour blend)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
Dash or two of nutmeg and/or cloves (this will depend on your taste. Some people do not like these flavors very strong, but I used 2 dashes of each)
¼ – 1/2 cup of milk, depending on how thick you want your pancakes
For the browned honey butter:
¼ cup (half stick) of butter
¼ cup honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Melt the butter in a small saucepan on a low heat, stirring occasionally. It’ll take a few minutes, but wait for it to turn golden brown. There will be some foam on top and some brown specks at the bottom. The specks are perfectly fine as long as they aren’t burnt. Remove from heat and stir in the honey and cinnamon.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the apple, eggs, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and brown sugar. Now you could either be fancy and whisk together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, or you could throw them right in like I did. There’s only so many bowls/dishes a gal can wash! 🙂 and personally, I don’t think it affects the texture of a pancake like it might a cupcake. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, and then add in the milk. You may like more than ¼ cup of milk if you like your pancake batter a little thinner, or maybe even less. It’s completely up to you.
Spray your griddle with cooking spray and turn on to medium heat. Cook the pancakes for about 30 seconds on each side (my batter was pretty thin, so it did not take much time at all)
Serve warm with the honey butter and maybe even some whipped cream.