UPDATE:  Today (2/05/13) is National Pancake day!! We’re bringing this great pancake recipe back in honor of this special day.

 

 

It’s hot in Nebraska.

Seriously. Hot.

I am OVER IT! 2 weeks of 100 degree weather is enough to make anyone go crazy. Kyle went on a golfing trip to Arizona last week. It was colder there than in Nebraska.

Say what?!

Am I complaining?

You bet.

Is there anything I can do about it?

No. Unless, of course, I think fall like thoughts. Yes. Let’s do that shall we? To help me think fall like thoughts (my favorite season, FYI) I decided to make fall like pancakes.

What is a fall like pancake? Oh! I’m so glad you asked!

A fall like pancake is a smorgasbord of everything fall. That means this recipe includes the following items:

Apples – (obviously!)

Cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, honey- etc. The only fall item I didn’t add was pumpkin. Oh, but that’s coming. Maybe we should get out of July first. (WARNING! I will be making WAY too many pumpkin recipes this fall. I’m a little obsessed with the season!)

For a brief moment this recipe helped me feel the crisp 60-70 degree weather. I could smell apple and pumpkin pies, cinnamon scented candles and a cornfield after harvest. I felt the crunchy, beautiful leaves under my feet and could hear whistles from football game day.

And then, reality struck and the only crunch I heard was the dead grass under my feet from lack of rain.

Luckily, these bad boys will give me the strength to hold on just a bit longer! Give them a try! You’ll be feeling fall in no time!

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

(recipe slightly adapted from here)

  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting

1. Mix the eggs with the milk  and vanilla in a large bowl.

2. In a smaller bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices together.

3. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and stir in the apples.

4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over low to medium heat. Drop large spoonful of batter into the pan and flatten it out a little (otherwise, you might have trouble getting them to cook in the center) and cook until golden brown underneath. Flip the pancakes and cook them for an additional two or three minutes.

5. Either dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately, or keep on a tray in a warmed oven until you are ready to serve them.

(First Published 7/23/11)

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Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.

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