Posts tagged ‘pancakes’

November 4, 2012

School lunch, day 40


Leftover apple cider pancake sandwich (with peanut butter), pear, mixed berry/spinach yogurt (currently frozen, but will thaw by lunch), mounds bar (from Halloween) for lunch.

Cheez-its (another trick-or-treating item), raisins for snack.

November 4, 2012

Apple compote and recipe review: Apple cider pancakes


I found this recipe for Apple Cider Pancakes on Saturday morning, when I was looking for a twist on our usual weekend breakfast. Mine were a little overdone (not the recipe’s fault), and I took the worst ones, hence the slightly blackened look above 🙂

These were great – nicely spiced, definitely a fun autumn version of pancakes to try!

We topped them with a little apple compote, quick and easy. W and J made it – W did the stirring 🙂

Apple compote recipe:

2 small baking apples (we used Empires), peeled and diced
1 tbsp butter
1/4 c brown sugar

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add diced apples. Stir and cook until the apples start to break down. Add sugar and stir. Serve warm. Makes four servings.

October 20, 2012

Recipe review: Apple Pancake Rings


We made these Apple Pancake Rings for breakfast this morning – I cheated and used Krusteaz pancake mix instead of making my own batter. For about 1.5 cups of Krusteaz, I used 1 cup water and three sliced apples. The apples were Empires, from our apple picking trip, and worked really well – they softened up nicely in the cooking time for the pancakes.

We had these with a little maple syrup, and they were delicious! A definite win and will make again, especially while we still have plenty of apples. I lost count of how many pancakes the kids ate 🙂

January 27, 2011

Cinnamon Cardamom Pancakes

Excerpt from my Twitter last Saturday:

KG wanted cinnamon rolls, W wanted pancakes. And thus were born cinnamon cardamon pancakes with cream cheese frosting. Nom

My MIL asked me for the recipe shortly after I posted that note. (Sorry Mom for not posting this sooner!)

The pancake base came from a box. Box called for egg, oil & water, but said that I could sub in applesauce for the egg & oil, so I did. I made the “double” recipe knowing how many pancakes our two kids can inhale at a sitting.

Once I had the base mixed, I added about 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon and roughly half that of ground cardamom. (After trying the first pancakes, W and I decided we needed more cinnamon. I added another tsp or so.)

For the frosting, I used this recipe:

I wanted to be able to use the frosting on other stuff (although I haven’t yet) so I left it plain. If I did this again, I’d probably add some spices into that too.