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
- 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
- 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.
- Beat the remaining ingredients (including 1/4 cup sugar if making the dessert-style) until smooth.
- Pour evenly over tender apples.
- 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.
- Sprinkle a tiny amount of powdered sugar over it and serve warm.
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!