Saturday, February 27, 2010

Apple/Pear/Almond Pancakes

Many times when my husband works late, the girls and I love having breakfast for dinner. There is just something so fun that they love when having a family favorite of cheese eggs, pancakes, quiche or even crepes for dinner. I remember too when I was little the idea of breakfast for dinner was a treat. Now why I thought this and my girls too, is a mystery but we have so much fun with it.

This past week, we created a new recipe and absolutely loved it! One of our family favorites has been apple and cinnamon pancakes. I did not have enough apples so I thought, well pears might compliment the apples. So we tried it and now we like it even better.


Apple/Pear/Almond Pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 pear, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Handful of sliced almonds

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine milk and egg to the flour mixture and stir. Add the apples, pears, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir together.

On the stovetop melt butter in a skillet, pour the pancake mixture into the skillet to the size of the pancakes that you desire. We have had fun making silver dollar pancakes in the past. It really depends on what you like. Cook until brown on one side, flip and cook on the other side until done.

* another good combination that we have enjoyed when just making our apple/cinnamon pancakes is adding 1/4 cup of oatmeal. When you do this, you may need to add a little bit more milk, due to the batter being a little thicker.

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