There’s no doubt mornings can be nutty, but this simple apple pancake recipe can help. Apples, pomegranate juice and dried tropical fruit make a delicious, nutrient filled combo and pecans add an excellent source of vitamin-E.
Pancakes Don’t Have to Be Boring
When it comes to pancakes, there are endless possibilities for what you can add to the batter to make them even more delicious. But why not also add some nutrients into the mix? This combination of apples, pomegranate juice, and dried tropical fruit makes for a pancake breakfast that not only tastes good, but it’ll also be good for you!
Let’s take a peek at what’s in this yummy breakfast concoction!
– Whole Wheat and All-Purpose Flour: When it comes to pancakes, most people think that whole wheat flour is a healthier alternative to all-purpose flour. But, what are the benefits to using whole wheat flour?
For one, whole wheat flour gives pancakes a nutty flavor that pairs well with apples. Secondly, whole wheat flour contains more fiber than all-purpose flour, which is good for digestion. Finally, whole wheat flour is a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as iron and magnesium.
So the next time you make pancakes, consider adding a blend of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour instead of just using all-purpose flour alone.
More to love about these Nutty Apple Pancakes
– Cinnamon: Mix things up by adding a little cinnamon to the batter. It may seem like an unusual ingredient, but it actually works really well with these nutty apple pancakes. The cinnamon adds a little bit of sweetness and a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with apples. The cinnamon apple flavors combined will almost convince you you’re having dessert for breakfast and that’s just fine by us!
– Fat-Free Milk: What sets these pancakes apart is the use of fat-free milk in place of whole milk. While some might think that this would make the pancakes bland, trust us when we say that they’re not at all. In fact, the lack of fat in the milk allows the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine through. And, it doesn’t hurt that fat-free milk is lower in calories, and well, fat!
– Molasses: There are many reasons to love pancakes. They’re fluffy, filling, and can be made in a variety of ways. But have you ever tried adding molasses to your pancakes? If not, you’re missing out!
Molasses is a thick, dark syrup that is a byproduct of sugar cane or sugar beets. It’s often used in baking because it adds a deep, rich flavor. And when added to pancakes, it takes them to the next level!
The next time you make pancakes, try adding a few spoonfuls of molasses to the batter. You’ll be surprised at how much flavor it adds.
– Eggs: There are a few reasons to add eggs to your pancake batter. For one, they help the pancakes bind together and make them less likely to fall apart. Additionally, eggs add richness and flavor to the pancakes. And finally, eggs help the pancakes rise and become fluffy.
– Applesauce: There are a few reasons to add applesauce to your pancake batter. For one, it can add a little sweetness and depth of flavor to your pancakes. And, if you’re looking for a healthier option, applesauce is a great way to cut down on the amount of sugar and fat in your pancakes.
– Pomegranate juice: Pomegranate juice is a great way to add a little sweetness and color to your pancakes. It’s also a good source of antioxidants, which can help keep you healthy. If you’re looking for a healthy way to jazz up your pancakes, pomegranate juice is a great option.
– Pecans: There are many reasons to add pecans to your pancake batter. For one, they add a lovely nutty flavor to the pancakes. They also add a bit of crunch, which is always nice. And, of course, they’re packed with nutrients like fiber and vitamins A and E.
– Dried tropical fruit and cranberries: Dried tropical fruit and dried cranberries are a great way to add flavor and texture to your pancakes. They add a nice sweetness to the pancakes without making them too sweet.
The dried fruit and cranberries also add a bit of nutrition to your pancakes. They are a good source of fiber and vitamins, which can help you start your day off right. Adding dried tropical fruit and dried cranberries to your pancake batter is also a great way to make your pancakes more visually appealing. The colorful fruits will make your pancakes look more inviting, which may even tempt your family and friends to try them!
Nutty Apple Pancakes
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 large apple finely chopped
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 1/4 cup dried tropical fruit chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cherries chopped
- Preheat skillet or griddle over medium low heat; spray with cooking spray.
- Mix flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
- In separate bowl, combine milk, molasses, butter, eggs and applesauce. Stir in juice. Add flour mixture and stir until flour is moistened. Add apple, pecans, tropical fruit and cherries. Stir briefly.
- Spoon ¼ cup of batter onto skillet. Cook for 2-4 minutes, until underside is brown, edges are dry and bubbles form and pop in center of pancakes. Flip over and cook 1-2 minutes, until undersides are lightly browned.