Sometimes I hate dinnertime.  I go to a lot of effort to plan out meals, make them nutritious and wholesome, include something everyone will like, and–total meltdown from the kids.  So, in light of this a lot of our dinners are things like grilled cheese and pita pizzas.  So anyway, with this in mind I present you with: Apple Pancakes for Dinner!

My kids get so excited when I serve this, because they think I am serving up dessert for dinner!  You actually can make it for dessert, I tend to make it a bit sweeter in that case.

Falling Day’s Apple Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1 large apple (I favour granny smith for this recipe), cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup divided if making the dessert-style)
  • 1 TSP cinnamon
  • 1/4 TSP nutmeg
  • 1/4 TSP cardamom
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup flour (I use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all-purpose)
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

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My kids are chopping up apples using these awesome knives made just for kids!!!
  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Melt the butter in an oven safe skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir in the apples, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom and cook until apples are tender.  Stir often to prevent burning.2016-06-13 18.15.21
  • Beat the remaining ingredients (including 1/4 cup sugar if making the dessert-style) until smooth.2016-06-13 18.19.10
  • Pour evenly over tender apples.2016-06-13 18.21.58
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown, usually about 15-18 minutes in a cast iron skillet, but check on it often to make sure it doesn’t start to burn!
  • When done, run a spatula around the edges of the pancake to loosen it, then invert the skillet onto a plate and let it fall.2016-06-13 18.44.15
  • Sprinkle a tiny amount of powdered sugar over it and serve warm.2016-06-13 18.55.47

I usually serve it with fruit on the side, plain or flavoured yogurt and cottage cheese.  If it’s dessert-style it might come with vanilla ice cream!2016-06-13 18.56.03

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