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Monday, September 7, 2015

Gingerbread Baked Apple Pancake (SRC)

I never have to be asked twice what I want for breakfast.  It's always pancakes.  Pancakes with real maple syrup.  And really, any kind of pancake is fine by me.  They can be fluffy buttermilk pancakes, pancakes loaded with berries or even pancakes that are flavored with a touch of cinnamon and sprinkled with toasted walnuts are all just lovely.  How about putting apples in pancakes?! Heck yes! How about adding some special spices and a few tablespoons of molasses to make the pancake a gingerbread flavored pancake?  OMG yes!  Let's do it. 

A Gingerbread Baked Apple Pancake is the actual name.  One big, beautiful and delicious pancake that screams FALL TIME.  First there is a layer of sweet and gently spiced apples and then a perfect pancake batter that has a touch of molasses stirred into it which is poured over the apples.  Just before this pancake is popped into the oven a sprinkling of sugar and spice goes over the top.  Delicious!  Within about 10 minutes you have a beautiful masterpiece of a pancake coming out of the oven.  I suggest having warm maple syrup to  drizzle on top of the servings along with a dash of powdered sugar.  

Kate of Kitchen Trial and Error is the lovely creator of this recipe.  I "met" her through my Secret Recipe Club assignment for this month of September. What an absolute gem Kate is!!! A beautiful mother of 2 children and is a fellow New Englander as she lives in NY state. 

I have found myself wanting to make EVERYTHING on her blog.  All of her recipes speak to my taste buds in such a delicious way!  The variety of recipes that are found on Kitchen Trial and Error is astonishing.  If you like caramel sauce than you should definitely try your hand at Kate's recipe for Caramel Pear Butter - I know I want to! I also want to make her Coffee Blondies (I LOVE anything coffee flavored!) along with the recipe for Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Drumsticks with Tangy Apple Slaw (this recipe sounds divine to me!).  

Make a point to whip up this lovely baked pancake - it's delicious and it feeds a family of 4 quite easily.  Fall is biting at our heels  - embrace it with this recipe by your side. 

Gingerbread Baked Apple Pancake 
                    ( recipe from Kitchen Trial and Error )

2-3 large applesn - peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves 
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3 eggs
3/4 cup pancake mix
6 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp molasses

 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Butter a pie dish and set aside.

In a medium bowl combine sugar and all the spices.  Divide this mixture in 1/2 into 2 bowls. Set aside one bowl.  In the second bowl toss in prepared apples and coat well with sugar/spice mixture. Pour apple mixture into pie plate and cover with plastic wrap.  Place pie plate with apples in microwave and cook for 5 minutes.  Carefully peel off plastic wrap.

Mix up pancake batter in a large bowl - combine eggs, pancake mix, milk and molasses.  Stir together until smooth.  Pour batter over cooked apples and bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.  Cool for a couple minutes and then serve with warm maple syrup and a dash of powdered sugar.  Enjoy!!

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