I am T minus 5 days from my Florida/Caribbean cruise vacation, and let me tell you I need it. In addition to the broken garage door fiasco from the other week, I also have crazy water damage in my bathroom. I’ve mostly been taking that as a cue to not shower for as long as possible on the weekends and lounge around in my pajamas, eating pancakes.
Pancakes are one of my ultimate favorite foods. Oh, you like pancakes too? Here, go look at all theseotherdelightfulpancakes. I’m definitely a feelings eater, and you’re sure to find a pancake recipe here feeling-eating-worthy. These apple butter pancakes will fix whatever fall-time woes are ailing you.
This is the first pancake recipe I’ve made in a LONG time that doesn’t have chia seeds. There’s a thick, fluffy delightful quality that chia seeds bring to the table, but here I went with flax. A very slightly nutty flavor and a thinner pancake (mostly so I can eat more) was the result, and it’s perfection. If eating apple butter straight from the jar or slathering it on a grilled cheese hasn’t convinced you to make or pick up a million jars yet, surely this will!
Preheat a griddle to 300ºF or a nonstick pan to medium/low heat – spritz with nonstick spray just before using.
Mix the milk and apple cider and allow to sit for about 5 minutes to sour like buttermilk.
Add in the apple butter and flax meal. Let rest for another 5 minutes for the flax to gel slightly.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir until just combined.
Pour by quarter cups on to the griddle. Flip when the bottom is browned and bubbles appear on the wet surface of the pancake. Cook the other side for approximately 2 – 3 minutes, until cooked through.
Serve with syrup, peanut butter, or more apple butter!
If you don’t have apple cider, you can use apple juice seasoned with a few dashes of cinnamon and a light dash each of clove and nutmeg. Don’t be tempted to swap out the apple butter for applesauce. Apple butter is much thicker than apple sauce, so using applesauce would result in a more watery batter. Serving Size: 2 pancakes