Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Ohhhhh, relaxing bunny.  Luke and I plan on getting a second rabbit someday so he and Izzy can do this together.  If there’s one thing cuter than a cuddly bunny, it’s two bunnies cuddling each other.  Also, his name would be Cumberbatch.

While KA was visiting, we started watching Sherlock, a BBC series that is a modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic works.  Holmes uses a cell phone and Watson blogs.  Each season has 3 episodes that are 90 minutes long.  It’s great, and I highly recommend it.  The new rabbit’s name comes from the actor who plays Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch.  What a name…and yes I know he’s kind of weird looking.

Ok, sorry for gushing about a television show.  It’s not something I do regularly, but I thought it was relevant, given the talk of bunny names.

But on to the food.  It seems I have forgotten what season it is with my posts featuring pumpkin and apples, but let’s be real.  There’s no law against eating pumpkin in April.  Or apples.

Or apple pancakes.  On a Wednesday afternoon.  The pieces of shredded apple stay a little crisp and lend a delightful texture to these pancakes, though do make sure the batter gets cooked thoroughly.  I added cinnamon chips because, well, I don’t actually think I need a reason.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Makes about 12-15 pancakes

2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated

½ cup cinnamon chips (optional)

Mix the eggs with the milk in a large bowl.

In a smaller bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, spices and sugar together.

Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and stir in the apples and cinnamon chips if using.

Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over low to medium heat. Drop large spoonful of batter into the pan and flatten it out a little to help them cook thoroughly and cook until golden brown underneath. Flip the pancakes and cook them for an additional two or three minutes.  Transfer to plate and serve with your favorite toppings.

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