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Monday, November 15, 2010

Pecan-Apple Pancakes

IMG_5915We have a bumper crop of fresh pecans this year courtesy of a neighboring tree. Our neighbors, Dan and Jim, enjoy them but only harvest a few and always appreciate the pecan pie that Grenville bakes for them.

Here’s a breakfast recipe I tried this weekend. Pecans were our nut of choice (did I mention we have a LOT this year?) but this recipe will work with walnuts as well. When I asked Grenville’s opinion, he told me this one was “a keeper.”

Apple Pecan Pancakes

  • 1 C flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ C (plus 2 tsp) milk
  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C apples (peeled, finely chopped)  - save rest and slice
  • ½ C plus ¼ C pecans (chopped)

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  1. In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Stir in milk, egg yolks and vanilla.
    (Note – if batter is too thick, add a bit more milk.)
  3. Add apples and ½ cup of pecans.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold into batter.
  5. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto a hot, greased griddle or skillet.
  6. Turn when bubbles begin to form and the edges are golden. pecan-apple pancakes1110 (5)
  7. Cook until the second side is golden.

Serve topped with remaining ¼ cup of pecans, apple slices, syrup.

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7 comments:

Margaret said...

Sounds yummy, I will have to try these.

Lois Evensen said...

Ooooh, this looks so good. I'm printing this recipe out and putting it in the kitchen for some serious eating. ;) Thanks for the recipe.

Out on the prairie said...

I paid $8 / lb for mine, wish I could grow them. I put them in cakes a lot.

Country Mouse Studio said...

This looks so good, I'm going to try them, thanks

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Margaret, Lois, and Ann - these pancakes are easy and really delicious. It was the first time I've made my own pancake batter from "scratch" and the results are worth repeating. Hope you all enjoy it.

Hey Steve, if you can get to the VA eastern shore you could pick all you would need. They are very tasty in recipes and since we're doing our own the cost is zero - can't say that about too many things these days.

Elaine said...

Looks like a recipe I'll have to try.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Elaine, best part of the recipe - it was EASY and also delicious!

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