It’s chilly, and I love pancakes, so why not post two pancake recipes in one week? I certainly can’t see a reason.
Today I bring you a new obsession of mine: German pancakes – with apples, of course!
1. Because apples are all over the place, and
2. Apples are just plain good.
I’m not German or anything, BUT I’ve been to Germany and ate pancakes there, and these are identical in texture and flavour to the ones I had in Freiburg. OH! And sooooo freaking easy to make!
You essentially just pour batter into a 9×13-inch pan of sizzling butter (and apples), sprinkle with brown sugar mixture, and bake until the batter puffs out. It’s actually pretty cool. From batter to POOF! A neat looking, sliceable pancake…with powdered sugar to make it pretty.
I also Canadian-ized this pancake by pouring thick, friend-of-the-family made, maple syrup. Because let’s face it, the stuff you buy in the supermarket tastes like watery maple stuff. Not cool!
Also guys, not even lying, but if I were single and had to make an “impress the new dude” breakfast, this would be it. It’s THAT GOOD!
Luckily I have a man in my life who appreciates awesome breakfasts, so I’m covered. HI P-!
Have a great rest of your week everyone!
- 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1-2 apples (any variety), peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and move oven rack down to the bottom 1/3 of the oven.
- Combine sliced apples in bowl and toss with sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and lemon juice. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Set aside.
- Combine milk, flour, eggs, and salt in medium bowl and mix until just combined.
- Place butter in a 13x9 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray, put in preheated oven. When butter is hot and sizzling, remove from oven and spread a thin layer of apple slices in bottom of pan (should use about 3/4 of the apples). Pour in batter, and arrange remaining apples sparingly on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Put back in oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and fluffy.
- Slice and serve hot with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
Recipe adapted from Love and Olive Oil