Friday, April 6, 2007

Potluck Pancakes

Greetings from sunny Connecticut. At least it is sunny right now. As the old saying goes, "New England, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute, it will change." I thought about what would represent CT well and apples are definitely tops on that list. I live within walking distance of three orchards and there are many more in the area. To that end I give you a wonderful apple pancake recipie. A short funny story about these - we had a Thanksgiving brunch with Hubby's family. I wanted to make these and he wanted to make plain ol Bisquick pancakes because "no one will want to eat oatmeal pancakes." Well, I'll give you one guess as to which one everyone devoured and which one no one touched! Without further ado, may I present.....

Oatmeal Apple Pancakes
Makes 12 - 18 pancakes

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (I use unbleached)
2 T sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t allspice
1/2 t ground cloves
2 apples, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dice
Maple syrup for serving

Preheat and lightly grease an electric griddle to 375-390 degrees F or a skillet over medium heat. Put oats in a bowl. Pour milk over oats and let stand for 2 minutes. Mix in oil, eggs, flour, sugar, baking poder and salt. Mix in cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Stir in apples. Cook pancakes until golden brown on both sides. Serve with maple syrup.

A variation on the syrup - bring 1/4 cup of apple cider and 1 cup of maple syrup to and add some ground cloves. Simmer for 15 minutes. Yum!

I didn't have a chance to make these for a photograph so I'm posting a scene from my home instead. I love lemons and found these plates while honeymooning in Italy a few years ago. Best wishes everyone! Thank you to Shabby in the City for hosting this. Be sure to stop on by and see what other wonderful dishes are being shared.


27 comments:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

OOhhhh this sounds good! And I love your syrup recipe, too! Thank you!

Merci-Notes said...

I am having a major time crunch today! I have my post up and working...not the best.
I have been wanting to have a brunch and will be making these! I cannot wait! Merci!
With Kindness,
Mary

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh wow...this was nice ....so come on over and have some Bobotie with me in South Africa

MaryB said...

Karla the pancakes sound wonderful, and I think even my picky husband would eat these. Thanks for the great recipe. They are lovely dishes.
I'm sharing some cookies and chat in my kitchen stop over if you get a chance.

She'sSewPretty said...

Apple Pancakes. Yum! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I know I'll be back to visit yours again.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thanks for the syrup tip. I am having big meals all weekend, with guests in town and family here at the cottage to see them all. One of the meals planned it a pancake brunch, so your tasty tip is just in time.

Shabby in the City said...

I'm getting sooo full but have eaten a stack of these nevertheless!!
Thank you so much!

see you there! said...

I just had coffee with Mz Smoochy, now I'll have pancakes with you. They sound unusual and delicious.

I have some lemon recipes at my house, just made for those lemon plates.

Darla

Mrs. Staggs said...

This looks delicious. I can see why they were devoured. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Hasn't Phyllis done a marvelous job of setting the table at Shabby in the city. Everything looks beautiful! I've brought Sweet Spring Apple Blossoms for the dessert buffet.
Best wishes!

Jammy said...

Those sound very yummy! I have a feeling I'll be adding a few pages to my recipe binder today! ;-)

Jenn

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Maple syrup and Apple cider, my two favorite things... together... on a panacake! Omg, that sounds wonderful. I didn't know you could do that!!

Felicia said...

Yum, those sound like they would help you start your day out right!

Betty Jo said...

Your blog is gorgeous and your recipe sounds wonderful. I will definitely have to try these and soon. xoxo

willzmom said...

I'm gonna make these pancakes this weekend. I have to sneak in anything with fiber for my picky son-so these would be great! My husband is from Massachusetts and when we visit ,if possible we like to visit the orchard. My father in law loved machintosh apples. Thanks for the recipe.

~~Mikki Jo said...

Yep, I would have left behind the other pancakes too. These sound sooo good. I love pancakes, I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing something so unique!

karin said...

Yummmmmmy! I will definitely have to try these! Karin @ creativechaos

amyelisedesigns said...

Oh yummy! My kids love apples! I will definately try them out!!

Claire said...

yum! That sounds so great. I actually prefer to make pancakes with oatmeal, so I'm glad to have a new recipe!

Feathers said...

Oh boy - pancakes - one of my very favorites!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to your potluck, I've enjoyed myself! :)

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Susie Q said...

I must print this one and guve it a try. It all sounds just so yummy! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ooh...the syrup sounds good too! : )

Love,
Sue

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thanks so much for having all of us over! These pancakes sound delicious!! AND I know they keep well. I hope you have some left for me, although it's late, pancakes are so yummy later on at night.

Thanks:)

Trish said...

My oh my! Your blog is SO pretty! Those pancakes sound wonderful and I think I will make them for a special Saturday morning breakfast tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe. I enjoyed reading through your blog -- it made me miss my native CT! Grew up near Ridgefield, all the family is still there, my brother is a pastor in Danbury. Have fun at the Elephant's Trunk!

Glamour Mom said...

These not only sound delicious but they're healthy as well :) I love oatmeal which is why I am putting this recipe in my recipe box. My family will also love this.

Thank you so much for sharing!

lilcottageshoppe said...

Ah! I am dieting, but these sound wonderful! I don't know how I found your blog, but glad I did, such eye candy! :)
Arlene

Amy said...

How unusual, I've never tried oatmeal pancakes but they sound wonderful :-)

Allison said...

Karla, these pancakes sound so wonderful. I really want to try them! Thank you.

allie from minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

javagirl1111 said...

Yummy! I love hearty pancakes, and these sound like they'd stick to the ribs just enough...

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