Tuesday, February 5, 2008

An Apple A Day - Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes

Ma che ti sei mangiato is hosting An Apple A Day, a blog event celebrating foods which can prevent stroke. This event requires a post about a recipe containing apples and one other ingredient from a specified list.

I have chosen to combine apples with cinnamon to make apple and cinnamon pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. These pancakes are low in fat, but are not so low in calories once combined with low fat icecream and maple syrup for serving. The recipe is from The Australian Womens Weekly - 501 Low Fat Recipes.

To make these pancakes, you will need:

1 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup canned pie apple
2 egg whites

Mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, milk, egg yolk and apple in a bowl.

Beat the egg whites using an electric mixer to the soft peak stage, then combine with the rest of the batter.

Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake into a heated non-stick frypan, and leave until the batter forms bubbles on its surface before flipping carefully with a spatula to cook the other side. The mixture makes approximately 8 pancakes.

Serve warm either as is, with low fat vanilla icream and maple syrup, or sprinkled with lemon and sugar.

If you would like to check out other great apple recipes, look for the roundup after 3 March 2008 at Ma che ti sei mangiato.


Rosie said...

Happy Shrove Tuesday :) What a lovely bust of flavours apple and cinnamon for your delish looking pancakes mmmmmmm

Rosie x

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Rosy - I loved the apple chunks throughout the pancakes - kept them nice and moist.

Barbara said...

Apple pancakes = oh yum. I love them.

Emiline said...

Well, Happy Shrove Tuesday to you! Wait- It's Ash Wednesday. I'm too late!

Your apple pancakes look delectable.

Cakespy said...

Well, I could do a whole lot more apples if they were all served like this :-)

Cakelaw said...

I agree Barbara!

Thanks Emiline - it's never too late. And we are soon coming into Easter - another great opportunity to make treats.

Agreed Cakespy - maple syrup and icecream tend to make almost anything taste great!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Gosh - I bet those are delicious...

Cakelaw said...

They were great - I had the leftover ones for morning tea with jam - yum!

Pixie said...

Oh, yes, apple and cinnamon pancakes; I must try this one day!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Pixie, do try them - they are great. Rosy and Peter also have posted some great looking pancake recipes - pancakes for breakfast every day!!!