Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Apple Cider Pancakes

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Apple Cider Pancakes

Apple cider is a Fall favorite for many...how can you not like it's sweet, tart taste?
I combined two of my favorites.  Pancakes + Apple Cider.

Apple Cider Pancakes...the ultimate Autumn breakfast!  Apple cider, nutmeg and cinnamon take a traditional buttermilk pancake mix up a notch to a new level.  Kid's love these pancakes! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I love mornings.

I really, really love mornings.

It's almost to the point that I will feel guilty if and when I ever do get the chance to sleep in, because then I miss that glorious time of day when the house is QUIET.  I've been known to set an alarm on Saturday, for the the love, at 6 a.m. just so I can get up, grab some coffee, my book and maybe some morning news before the chaos ensues.

The morning I made these pancakes I had wonderful intentions.  But here is what really happened.  The husband had to be at work super early {one extra person not in my way} so I set my alarm for 5:25 a.m.  I promptly did a yoga workout.  Then with a whining dog at my feet I let him out to potty, which turned into a 20-minute jaunt around the neighborhood.  I poured myself a cup of coffee and sat on the front step watching this dog visit each neighbor {in the dark}, because god forbid he actually come back when I call him.  When that canine finally trounced back looking at me like nothing was wrong I got to start on this pancake batter.  I sifted, shaked and stirred my little heart away until I smelled something....wrong.

Apparently using cumin instead of cinnamon in your Apple Cider Pancake batter makes them smell funny.  You know that little light we all have above our stoves?  As a mom, that is the ONLY light you have on in the house at 6:30 a.m. due to the fear of a child noticing light creeping through their sleeping eyelids and then sneaking out to see what Mom is doing.

Apparently I should have turned on an additional light.


Apple Cider Pancakes...the ultimate Autumn breakfast!  Apple cider, nutmeg and cinnamon take a traditional buttermilk pancake mix up a notch to a new level.  Kid's love these pancakes! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

After I dumped out my first batter I got to work on my second batter, which smelled much, much better.

Miracously, my kids slept in, I finished up making the pancakes and I had to pull them out of bed at 7:20 a.m.  No one fought me about which clothes to wear, whether or not they HAD to brush their teeth {really?} and we walked out the door on time.

I may have shoved two of these in their hands as we got into the van, but after the whirlwind {not relaxing morning that I was intending} I settled for the C+ effort.

THEY LOVED THESE.

They are out-of-this-world slathered with butter and maple syrup and eaten traditionally, but when warm and fresh off the griddle they are fantastic just alone.  With so much apple, nutmeg and cinnamon flavor you don't need to top them with anything!

Apple Cider Pancakes...the ultimate Autumn breakfast!  Apple cider, nutmeg and cinnamon take a traditional buttermilk pancake mix up a notch to a new level.  Kid's love these pancakes! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

We have yet to go apple picking, and who knows if we will get around to it....but anyone can pick up a jug of apple cider at the grocery store.  Do this...please.  We don't buy juice in our house, so when the kids see a gallon of apple cider in the fridge every Fall, you'd think we'd just won the lottery.

These pancakes are super fluffy {buy your favorite buttermilk pancake mix} and let this recipe help you to kick up your morning pancakes a notch.  Throw in a side of grilled sausages or fried bacon and oh my word, it'll be like heaven in your mouth.

Yield: 12-15, 4 inch pancakes

Apple Cider Pancakes

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 5 MINStotal time: 10 mins
All the flavors of Fall are in these fluffy, buttermilk pancakes. Make year around or save for the beautiful autumn months.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 3 c. dry buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. nutmeg
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. apple cider
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk or 2% milk

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat a large griddle or skillet to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients: pancake mix, seasonings, vanilla, apple cider and buttermilk. Stir to combine, but not too much. Don't overmix.
  3. Grease your cooking surface with cooking spray or butter. Ladel on the pancake batter into 4 inch rounds. Allow the batter to bubble (about 1-2 minutes), then flip and allow the other side to cook (an additional minute).
  4. Serve the hot Apple Cider Pancakes with butter and maple syrup.
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