Hello, wonderful readers! I have a great one for you today! This is a breakfast I’ve been making lately and it is THE quintessential fall meal. It’s delicious and warm- just what you need for this time of year. It’s an easy peasy way to make apple cinnamon pancakes and eating this in the morning will make your day complete!
Ok, I have to admit that this isn’t my healthiest recipe since it starts with a pancake mix, and this mix is not a whole grain mix, which I normally insist on. My Honey brought it home one day and while I was disapproving at first, I have to admit that it makes delicious pancakes. Plus, the apple and pecans in it ups the fiber and nutritional content so that helps. Additionally, when paired with an egg and bacon, you get your protein which is so important for energy, and helps to balance the empty carbs. Just remember, everything in moderation, so don’t eat these every day or have 16 of them at one time and you’ll be fine! If you use a whole grain pancake mix it would be even healthier so do that and you can eat guilt free!
This is a quick and easy recipe that I made up a few weeks ago when I had a lot of applesauce that I had made and I wanted to use it up. So here is what you do, you start with a good pancake mix and instead of adding oil to it, I added 1/2 cup of my homemade applesauce and two tablespoons of apple cider. I also added 1/3 cup of chopped pecans and a teaspoon of cinnamon for additional yumminess (I don’t think that’s a word but oh well!). Then, I followed the rest of the recipe on the mix as usual.
As the pancakes are cooking up in the pan, I sprinkle a tad bit of cinnamon on the top of them to add a little more spice.
As the pancakes are cooking, I have already been frying the bacon in a separate pan so the bacon is finished approximately the same time as the pancakes. Then, I put the eggs in the same pan I just got the bacon out of and fry them in a teaspoon of butter, after draining the bacon grease. I leave the bits of bacon in there because I think it makes the eggs taste better.
Now here’s the best part, I take a bowl, put about a cup and a half of applesauce in it, microwave it for 1 minute or until warm but not boiling, and that becomes the topping for the pancakes. When the pancakes come out of the pan, I butter them and spread a bit of the warmed applesauce on top of them. The warm, sweet, cinnamony flavor on top of the buttery pancakes is one of the best things on earth! The delectable apples and cinnamon smell stays in your house most of the day which is an added bonus. If you don’t have homemade applesauce you can use jarred but it won’t taste as good as if you made it with your own, two hands. It’s definitely worth the time it takes! So that’s one of my favorite breakfasts lately and I promise if you try it you will absolutely love it. The applesauce and cider in the pancakes, combined with the warm applesauce on top of the pancakes takes the apple flavor to the next level in this dish. I hope you’ll try these. Let me know how you like them when you try them. They’ll make your day and help you to live a life of vitality- like Valerie!