Cinnamon Spiced Apple Pancakes

I create this recipe while standing in the middle of my kitchen, sippin on my freshly made coffee, mindlessly staring off into another world.  There is something about Saturday mornings that make my heart happy.  Some of my favorite memories are on Saturday mornings, in the kitchen with my family, creating a large breakfast for everyone to sit down and eat. 

I've been trying to figure out a way to create a healthy recipe, that is made of local/in-season foods, all while sticking to a really cost effective budget (this meal costs less than $2).  I think I've accomplished that with this recipes.  

In the process, I have also learned some pretty cool facts about food (mainly apples for this recipe). If you are so inclined, check out the California Apple Commission at www.calapple.org to learn so much more about the produce. 

And now, for what you have all been waiting for, the recipe!! I hope you enjoy the full body flavors, the delicious warmth on a Saturday morning and spend time making this mouth watering recipe with family and friends creating memories that will last a life time! 

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The amounts listed below are for 1 individual, if you are making for a Family, multiple for the number of people you are serving.

Topping:

1/2 gala apple

1-2 tbsp local honey

1-2 tbsp water

1 tbsp cinnamon

Pancakes:

1 cup flour ( you can use white or wheat flour)

2 tbsp flaxseed meal

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp local honey

1 egg

1 cup water or soy milk (I used soy milk)

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients until no chunks are left in the batter.  Using non-stick pan, spray lightly with cooking oil and heat pan on medium high heat. Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan to make the perfect size pancake. 

For topping, cut 1/2 apple into little bite size chunks. Place apples, honey, water and cinnamon into small sauce pan and allow all ingredients to simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.  All water should be "evaporated" when done and you should be left with a gooey, soft, semi-caramelized apple topping. 

I added a poached egg on top of my pancakes for a little more protein and to fully balance out the meal!

 

Cheer!

Jana