Cinnamon Pancakes with Sweet Fried Apples

October 12th, 2011 11:05 am by Kelly Garbato

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While searching around for new ways to use up all the apples we harvested this year – compared to years past, it was a pretty meager haul, but we still ended up with several buckets full of red and green deliciousness – I found a recipe for Fried Apples on about.com, and immediately thought that it’d make for a rather yummy pancake topping. (Always the carnists, about.com suggests that you serve it as a side dish with pork. Pork who, just like bacon – and beef and chicken nuggets and prime rib – had a mom too! Thanks, but not.)

With a few minor tweaks and a healthy side of maple syrup, I was able to transform six cups of free, organic apples into a hearty (though not necessarily healthy) dinner dish. (Also great for brunch, if you’re into that sort of thing!) Alas, after peeling, coring, slicing and dicing all those apples, we got a little lazy with the pancakes – hence the Bisquick-based recipe. Feel free to sub in your own favorite pancakes if you’d rather. It’s hard to go wrong where cinnamon apples are concerned!

Cinnamon Pancakes with Sweet Fried Apples

Ingredients

…for the fried apple topping

1/2 cup margarine
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
6 cups apples, diced

…for the pancakes

2 cups Bisquick mix
1 cup soy milk
An egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs (we used NRG Egg Replacer)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

…to garnish

maple syrup, pecans, vegan whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream to taste (optional)

Directions

1. In a large skillet, melt the margarine on medium-low until it’s soft and creamy. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Increase the heat to medium and add the apples. Sautée for about twenty minutes, or until the apples are cooked/tenderized to your liking. Cook covered for the first fifteen minutes and then remove the cover for the last five minutes or so. Remember to stir the pot! (Errr, skillet.)

2. While the apple are cooking, make your pancakes! In a large bowl, combine the Bisquick, soy milk, egg replacer and cinnamon and mix until well blended. Pour the batter onto a hot, greased griddle 1/4 cup at a time and cook until the edges are dry. Flip and cook on the underside until the pancakes are golden brown.

3. Serve the pancakes warm, topped with the sweet fried apples and your choice of maple syrup, pecans, vegan whipped cream, and/or vanilla ice cream.

Optional: add the pecans to the sweet fried apples about halfway through to caramelize them!

Also optional: use up an extra apple by dicing it into small bits and adding it to the pancake batter to make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes!

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4 Responses to “Cinnamon Pancakes with Sweet Fried Apples”

  1. Mandee Says:

    I would be so happy if this was my brekky or dinner, yum!

  2. Vegan Flower Says:

    Oh, man! This looks heavenly!!

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