Caramel Apple Pancakes

Apple season is in full swing and I love those crunchy, sweet honeycrisps!  I used them in this recipe, but any firm, sweet apple will work.  My husband said these pancakes tasted like they came from a five star restaurant!  Well, I don’t know about that, but they were pretty good! And the caramel sauce makes a great ice cream sauce too!

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Here’s how you make ’em 

What you need:

Apple filling

  • 2 ½ cups peeled and chopped apple (about 2 medium to large apples)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Pancakes

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups cold milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 2 Tablespoons water

How to Do it:

First, prepare the apple filling.  Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until the apples are soft and the sugar has melted.  Set them aside

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Next, mix up the pancake batter.  Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Whisk the eggs with the milk and pour slowly into the dry mix.  Stir until well blended.  It should be thick, but still pour easily.  Gently mix in half of the apple mixture and as much of the liquid from the apples as you can.

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Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat the skillet on medium – low.  Pour about ½ cup of mixture onto the skillet and cook until bubble start to form, and then gently flip the pancake to cook the other side.  Watch them carefully to make sure they don’t burn.

Next, make the sauce.  Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

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Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until it is thick and golden.  If you prefer a darker caramel, you can use brown sugar, but it will have more of a molasses flavor than a caramel flavor.

Put two or three pancakes on a plate, top with a couple tablespoons of apples and some of the caramel sauce.  You can add a pat of butter too if you want.  Serve with bacon!

 

Serves 4 – 6

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19 Responses to Caramel Apple Pancakes

  1. sue says:

    I am drooling at the photographs and can just imagine the delicious smell. Thank you for linking up and sharing with us at #AnythingGoes

  2. Audrey says:

    Fall is right around the corner (though you can’t tell from our 5 -day forecast here in Southern California) and this will be so delicious for breakfast on a chilly morning.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

  3. CD Loken says:

    I LOVE anything breakfast-and your caramel apple pancakes look super YUMMY! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

  4. I love the flavor combination! Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope you will join me at #Wonderful Wednesday.

  5. Lissette says:

    First waffles, now pancakes! I think I’ll be in my kitchen in the morning whipping one of these up! They looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this with us on the #FFBH!

  6. Angie says:

    Caramel Apple Pancakes – mmmm! I love pancakes and breakfast any time of the day.

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  8. Oh my, that looks so very delicious!

  9. Danita Carr says:

    Yum! Simple and delicious fall breakfast! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!

  10. A great flavor combo especially since the orchard next store will be picking apples soon! Saving this to make. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week.

  11. I bet these are 100% amazing! Definitely must be great to wake up to these on the weekend! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week for Maker’s Mix-Up!

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