Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1 cup milk (I use almond milk)
-2 tbsp melted butter
-2 tbsp sugar
-2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 of an apple (I suggest Granny Smith because they won't break down too much in the heat)
-1 tbsp brown sugar
-1 tsp cinnamon
To create the batter, it's as simple as whisking all the dry ingredients together, then mixing all the wet ingredients together, then adding the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Use a hand mixer to combine well. To make the filling is even easier. Thinly slice the apple with either a knife or mandolin. Then cut the thin slices into smaller squares and rectangles. Then add the sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine.
I tried a few different ways to put the apple filling into the pancake. Pour some batter into the pan, then put the filling on top. Pour some batter onto the pan, put on the filling, and then add more batter. But for some reason that just didn't work out because either the pancake had difficulty cooking properly or the apples got burned. In the end I tried mixing the batter and filling together before putting it onto the pan and that seemed to work out perfectly.
And here's how the final product looked. I sliced up a little more of the fresh apple to top my pancake, and then added some agave nectar as syrup. Delicious.