Bear with me. More kiddie recipes coming your way. It’s holiday time and I’m trying to combine my love for cooking, my son’s gourmet palate and his endless two week long vacation to do something productive.
I keep buying a kilo of apples each time, with intentions of making an apple pie. As the days progress, with my decreasing pie-making resolve, the apples start going into salads, with peanut butter for my snack or just hang around in the fruit basket until they die a slow death.
Today, son and me, came up with this idea. So what if we don’t make pie, we can make pie like pancakes. And that’s how this came about. He helped chop the apples, measure out the ingredients and we made these together to the endless patter of “mummy, I will FLIP the pancakes. I love flipping.”
It was so delicious and we nearly had a fork fight towards the end for the last bit. This makes a perfect holiday breakfast or an after school snack. Just keep the apples prepped and the batter prepared before they’re back from school and two minutes is all it takes.
I’ve made this a tad healthier by replacing part of the refined flour by whole wheat flour. Orange zest is entirely optional, but I believe it adds a lot of flavour to the mix. Use a fine grater to grate the skin of the orange, but not until you reach the white bitter part.
Apple Pie Pancakes
Makes 4 6″ pancakes