Sunday, October 21, 2018

Apple Cider Pancakes

Apple Cider Pancakes, Fall Breakfast Ideas, Pancakes, Apples, Fall Baking, Holiday BreakfastLately, I've been thinking about the days when I used to post recipes on here so much more frequently, often 3-4 a week, but life is busier these last couple of years, and one post a week, or even every other week, has become the norm.  Hopefully you don't mind.  For those of you who keep coming back, faithfully reading what I write and trying out my recipes in your own kitchen, I appreciate you.


October has been a whirlwind for us.  Phoenix and Griffin turned two years old and six months, respectively.  They each got a cake (which I'll be sharing here in the next few weeks), both sets of grandparents visited, we had a small party with a few friends, and I've been trying to take lots and lots of pictures of them.  Not just with my iPhone, but with my DSLR, which I don't pull out nearly often enough to photograph them.  Phoenix's favorite word lately is "dadoo", which I have decided means "what does that do", although I can't be sure, since he doesn't always use it in that context.  When I go to get him from his crib in the mornings, I ask him what he dreamed about, and his answer is always "dadoo" and "cookie".  They are both such curious, happy and sweet little boys, and they love each other so much.




Apple Cider Pancakes, Fall Breakfast Ideas, Pancakes, Apples, Fall Baking, Holiday Breakfast

Apple Cider Pancakes, Fall Breakfast Ideas, Pancakes, Apples, Fall Baking, Holiday Breakfast

Apple Cider Pancakes, Fall Breakfast Ideas, Pancakes, Apples, Fall Baking, Holiday Breakfast




After the birthday celebrations, we tackled our to-do list for the house in preparation for my husband's back surgery.  We're now almost one week post-surgery, one of the most difficult weeks ever, but he's doing better and we're looking forward to his recovery this fall.  At the moment, all three of my boys are napping (which I should probably do as well), but it's the only way I can find a few minutes to quickly type up a blog post, finish the dishes and put away laundry.  Since coming home from the hospital, we've been eating soup and tacos for a few days, graciously brought over by a couple of friends, and last night was the first night in a week I found the energy to actually cook dinner, which was baked chicken leg quarters, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, and sauteed leeks splashed with cream.  Yum, yum.

Feeling bad about not cooking more for my husband during his recovery, I offered to make pancakes this morning, and on a whim, added apple cider to the batter instead of milk, and a sprinkling of spices.  They were so good, I think we'll have to make these a few more times this winter, especially on a snowy Sunday with nothing to do but watch movies in our pajamas.





Apple Cider Pancakes, Fall Breakfast Ideas, Pancakes, Apples, Fall Baking, Holiday Breakfast

Apple Cider Pancakes, Fall Breakfast Ideas, Pancakes, Apples, Fall Baking, Holiday Breakfast

Apple Cider Pancakes, Fall Breakfast Ideas, Pancakes, Apples, Fall Baking, Holiday Breakfast





Apple Cider Pancakes
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Note: These pancakes are light and fluffy, lightly sweetened.  For a heartier texture, you can use half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour.

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  Add the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.  Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes.

Preheat a griddle to 300 F.  Spray with non-stick spray, or grease with butter.  Measure out one-third of a cup of batter for each pancake.  Cook until browned underneath and set, and bubbles are rising to the surface, then carefully flip and cook the other side.  Keep warm in a 200-degree oven while you finish cooking the pancakes.

Yields about 12 pancakes

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen

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