Everybody loves pancakes, especially when they’re served with butter and drizzled with maple syrup. The cornmeal and apple pieces in these pancakes provide a slight crunch. The pancakes can be made slightly in advance and kept warm in the oven which makes them a great choice for brunch.
2 BC Tree Fruit Apples, cored and diced fine (skin on)
2 tbps White Sugar
1/4 cup Yellow Corn Meal
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Canola Oil
2 tbsp Spiced Rum (or 1 tsp Vanilla)
Mix the first 5 ingredients together and toss well. Microwave in one-minute increments, tossing, until apples and cornmeal have softened. Cool. Sift dry ingredients together in a batter bowl. Whisk eggs, milk, oil, and rum until frothy; add to bowl until just combined. Add apple/cornmeal mixture and let the batter rest for about 20 minutes.
Heat a heavy skillet on medium low, oil lightly, and drop even circles of batter into the pan. Cook approximately 2 minutes per side. Serve with maple syrup or jam.
Photo and recipe courtesy of BC Tree Fruits. For more delicious recipes visit www.bctree.com