Finally!!! Some cold weather for us Floridians, but I wasn't as prepared as I thought I'd be and I ended up spending the weekend in doors freezing my buttocks off. You may think that would make for the perfect setting to cook up all kinds of yummy stuff to blog about, but sorry to say I didn't do that or anything else interesting for that matter, which hopefully excuses me from my weekend absence.
I'm fully prepared to make up for it today with some out of this world, mouth watering, ooey goey Apple Walnut Pancakes!!! So without further delay...
It's Pancake Time!!! =D
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Apple Walnut Pancakes
Apple Walnut Filling and Topping
2 apples, pealed and cut into chunks
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
Combine apples, walnuts, and rolled oats in a small pan over medium heat until walnuts and oats look and smell nice and toasty. Add maple syrup to coat mixture. Turn heat off. Leave mixture in pan until ready to use.
Basic Pancake Recipe
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup nondairy milk
2 tbsp canola oil or non-hydrogenated, nondairy butter, melted
3 tbsp liquid sweetener, pure maple syrup or apple juice concentrate
1 1/2 cup, more or less as desired of Apple Walnut Filling from above
Additional oil or butter for cooking (optional)
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, oil, and sweetener.
Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix just until moistened; a few lumps are okay. Gently fold in the Apple Walnut Mixture. Don’t overmix, or the pancakes will be tough.
Heat a nonstick griddle or pan on medium high. Add a little bit of cooking spray or oil.
Pour the batter onto the hot pan or griddle to form the size of pancakes you desire. Cook the pancakes for a couple of minutes on one side until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip. Cook the pancakes on the other side for another 2 minutes or so. Continue until golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes in all.
Top with remaining Apple Walnut mixture. Serve. Enjoy!