Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

The whole idea of breakfast in bed is that food is brought to you so that you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your sheets in the morning. But I live alone and don’t have a maid or a robot or even a dog. If I want breakfast in bed, I either need to fall asleep with a muffin on my bedside table (worse foods have been left there, believe me) or I need to get up, make it myself, then walk back to my bed. Because I’m still traumatized by the wake-up-with-an-empty-peanut-butter-jar-on-my-pillow incident, I opted for the latter.

As a healthy lifestyle blogger I don’t encourage you to eat stacks of pancakes for breakfast every morning, but if you want to enjoy a few in bed on a Sunday, trust me, your waist line isn’t going to notice. And as far as pancakes go, these are pretty darn healthy. I adapted this apple cinnamon pancake recipe from Cooking Light, and by “adapted” I mean I changed like two small things and added “cinnamon” in the title. Hey, at least I’m honest.

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp apple sauce
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups finely chopped Granny Smith apple (about 2 small apples)
  • Extra virgin olive oil cooking spray

To make, mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. Add the wet to the dry and mix thoroughly. Add in apple chunks.

Heat a nonstick pan on medium-low heat, spray with cooking spray, and dump on about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. When small bubble start appearing on the top and the edges are cooked, flip that sucker over.

Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy (in bed!).

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