Apple Cider Pancakes
Apple Cider Pancakes
what fall mornings should taste like
Yesterday we finally had a day that really felt like fall. Cloudy, rainy, cool temperatures.
I know a lot of people that love summer and the heat that comes with it. I’m not one of those people. I LOVE fall.
The change in our weather got me in the mood for all things fall yesterday, and I woke up extra early to make the kiddos a special breakfast, well at least more special than the usual quick hurry up and eat before school breakfast.
My kids love pancakes and bacon, something I usually save for weekend mornings, but I was in such a good mood yesterday that they got pancakes and bacon before school. And not just my usual pancakes.
I always start this base recipe, but replaced the milk and Greek yogurt with apple cider. Plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg make these pancakes just taste like fall.
With butter and syrup, mornings could not get any sweeter. I made sure to make a LARGE batch to freeze, but if you aren’t feeding a crowd or freezing for later, halve the recipe.
To properly freeze your pancakes, allow them to cool completely. Once cool, lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least an hour, then the pancakes can be placed in a freezer bag. Freezing the pancakes beforehand makes sure they won’t stick to each other. This will make re-heating much easier. The frozen pancakes can be heated in either a toaster or oven – you could use the microwave, but they tend to get rubbery if overheated.
- 3 cups of AP flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 1/2 cups apple cider
- 3 eggs
- 6 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg
- in another bowl whisk together the cider, eggs, butter, and vanilla
- pour the wet ingredients over the dry, and whisk only until everything is combined
- if needed, lightly butter your skillet or griddle
- spoon 1/4 - 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake
- flip when tiny bubbles appear on the tops
- cook until the bottoms are light brown
- pancakes can be kept warm in a 200 degree oven
plenty of pancakes