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Recipe of the Week: Fluffy Spiced Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples

15 Jan

I love cinnamon, especially in breakfast foods. So given the chance, I often like to spice up my pancakes. This pancake recipe is light and fluffy with just a hint of spice and when you top them off with cinnamon apples and a little dollop of sweetened cream cheese you have a dream team combination.

Fluffy Spiced Pancakes

Makes 8, 4 inch pancakes

1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
3 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp White Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Grated Nutmeg
1 1/4 cups Milk
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add the milk, egg and melted butter. Stir until just combined and still a little lumpy.

Pour a quarter cup of batter on a griddle at medium heat. Flip over when bubbles have appeared all over the pancake.

Sauteed Cinnamon Apples

Makes 4 servings

2 Apples, such as Honey Crisp or Granny Smith
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon Butter
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/3 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Peel and cut the apples into about half inch cubes and toss with lemon juice. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the apples and saute for about 5 minutes or until softened, but not mushy.

Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt to the apples and simmer for about 5 more minutes. The sauce will be a little runny, but I like it that way so it soaks into my pancakes. If you want a thicker sauce mix 2 tablespoons of water with 1 tsp of cornstarch and add with the cinnamon and sugar.

Sweetened Cream Cheese

1/2 package of Cream Cheese
2 tablespoons Confection Sugar

Cut up the cream cheese into smaller cubes and place in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about 20 seconds until just warm and soft. Mix in the sugar until smooth.

Assemble the three parts how you like. A warm mug of Chai tea goes very well with this, if you were wondering. Enjoy!

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