Sunday, March 13, 2011

Honey-Apple Pancakes (no milk, no eggs)

   I got this great recipe from the Wholesome Sugarfree Cooking cookbook. Excellent with or without syrup, I really liked this recipe as it uses no milk or eggs, but substitutes apple juice and  a bit of water and oil for the liquids. I was sort of skeptical that it would turn out well as it didn't have those ingredients, which I thought were critical to a good pancake recipe. My only changes to the recipe were a bit more honey- about a tablespoon more - because it came out of the jar faster than I could stop it and I used dried apple with  1/4c. more apple juice. I also used a bit more of cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg because I don't usually buy apple pie spice. 
Here it is as written in the cookbook from an apparently talented Ms. Laura Yoder of Free Union, VA.

1 1/4c. flour 
1/4 t. salt 
2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 t. apple pie spice
1/8 t. baking soda
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 T. water
1 1/2 T. oil
1t. baking powder
3/4 c apple juice
1 T. oil
1 apple finely chopped

   In medium bowl stir together flour, salt and 2 t.baking powder apple pie spice, soda and cinnamon. Mix water  1 1/2 T. oil and 1 t. baking powder together. In a small bowl, add the other wet ingredients and chopped apple; add all at once to flour, stirring until blended, but still slightly lumpy. Let batter rest 2-3 minutes. Fry in hot oil.

   I didn't really get the division of the oil, and I just combined all wet ingredients together and added them to the dry ingredients (including my dried apple) and stirred together. Having 3 tablespoons of honey was awesome, as I could smell the honey as they cooked -drooool. I would suggest trying a test pancake or two to get used to the way they cook, as they didn't bubble on top for me like regular pancakes do- only a bit around the edges where the batter was thinner. I made about 24, 1/2 dollar size pancakes for my kids and I   (about a tablespoon of batter each). Pretty neat and tasty recipe for my food storage. Hope you enjoy!

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