Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes


Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes
OK, so this isn’t strictly a lunch recipe, although I certainly could eat these pancakes for lunch, and they are still great heated up later in the microwave.

Very simple and quick, with only 6 ingredients – the majority of which you probably have lying around the cupboard already. Serve them hot with a good scoop of vanilla icecream and they are divine. I’ve just eaten 3 in a row.

Choose naturally tart eating apples to give a nice contrast with the sweetness of the icecream. The trick is to slice the apple thinly enough so that the slices cook a little, stay put when flipped and caramelise and char nicely.

Ingredients (makes 3):

150ml milk
50g flour
1 egg
Good dusting of cinnamon
Knob of butter/ sunflower oil
1 eating apple cut into thin slices
Vanilla icecream

What To Do:

  1. Add the flour, milk, egg and cinnamon to a large bowl and whisk vigorously until you have got rid of any flour lumps. This is probably not the “by the book” method, but I’m lazy and impatient and it works well enough for me. If you want the perfect method, I suggest this.
  2. Put a frying pan on a high heat and melt the butter. When it’s hot enough and sizzling, ladle some batter into the pan and tilt to ensure it runs all around the base in a thin layer. Immediately arrange the apple slices in a circle on the batter.

    3. Leave it for around 30 secs – 1 minute then check if the underside is golden brown. When it is, give the pan a rough shake to make sure it’s not stuck, grab your fish slice/spatula and flip it over.

4. Leave for another minute or so and then turn out onto a plate. Top with a scoop of icecream and tuck in!