Holiday Recipe Series: Kat’s Take on the Perfect Pancake

Posted on December 24, 2012 by

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Whole foods comes up with the tastiest snacks while you peruse the store, especially on a Sunday evening. A couple weeks ago they were making the Perfect Pancake, a caramelized apple pancake recipe. Since I happened to have all the ingredients at home I thought why not give it a shot. Before I left though I picked up some blue cheese crumbles. I decided to tweak the recipe a bit so here’s my take on the Perfect Pancake, with a couple substitutions (whole wheat flour, agave syrup) and the addition of blue cheese, dinner is served!

carmelized appl blue cheese pancakes

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

4 tsps. baking powder

2 eggs

1 tbs. agave syrup

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup skim milk

1/2 cup half and half

3 Tbs. butter (1-3 Tbs. for cooking the pancakes also)

3 granny smith apples (peeled, cored and thinly sliced)

1 Tbs.maple syrup

1/4 -1/2 cup of Blue Cheese Crumbles

Directions:

Melt the 3 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Once melted and beginning to bubble add the sliced apples. Cook over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes (until they start to reasle their liquid). Add 1 Tbs. maple syrup and cook until apples start to caramelize (brown up a bit). Then remove from the heat.

While they’re cooking sift together all the dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside. Then in another larger bowl, put together the eggs, vanilla extract, milk, half and half and agave and beat at a high speed with an electric mixer or a whisk for a few minutes until it starts to look frothy.

Slowly add in the blended dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon. Add in the blue cheese and apples and gently stir them in.

Melt a little bit of butter in a large pan and pour out your pancakes, usually I get about 3 in the pan and repeat until the batter is done! Serve with butter, maple syrup and blue cheese crumbles. A new take on breakfast for dinner! Makes great leftovers for the next morning, or any time of day!

Bon appetit!

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