This sponsored recipe is brought to you by BC Tree Fruits. They’ve kindly compensated monetarily me to develop this post – and I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you a delicious apples recipe!
I LOVE pancakes. Growing up, weekends were for stacks of delicious pancakes covered in syrup. One of my favourite ways to enjoy pancakes was with apples. We would shred them into the mix, adding the perfect amount of sweetness and tartness!
Now, I’ve gone on to being a dietitian and am more cognizant of building a balanced breakfast. What I love about this recipe is, you get added fibre and nutrients from the oats, whole grain flours, and almost full serving of fruit!
Picking the Perfect Apples
Luckily, BC Tree Fruits has you covered! They are perfectly picked by their grower families, so be sure to look for the BC Tree Fruits leaf when looking for great quality apples! Plus, I always feel good knowing I’m supporting local/near to me farmers.
For this recipe, I chose ambrosia apples, however, our BC Tree Fruits producers produce over 12 varieties in a sustainable way. Ambrosia apples are sweet, and perfect for baking – plus they don’t brown quickly – so they’re great in dishes where you want to present them raw too!
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 apple, shredded (optionally peeled - but keep in mind, the skin is loaded with nutrition!)
- Extra butter to cook pancakes
- Apple Compote
- 2 apples, peeled and diced
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp butter
- ¼ cup water
- Put diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and water in a sauce pan.
- Simmer on low until apples soften. You may require more water to prevent burning.
- In a bowl mix milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl mix oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and fold in shredded apple.
- Pour a 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a buttered and hot skillet or pan.
- When the pancakes bubble, flip and cook until golden brown.
- Serve with apple compote on top!
Tips to Keeping Apples Fresh!
In working with BC Tree Fruits, I actually learned a bit about apple storage! I had always kept my apples out on the counter – since I knew they ripened other produce faster – but with their tips – my apples stay nice and crisp longer! (if they last long – because seriously, everyone in my house gobbles them up!)
Their Tips include:
- Store in refrigerator crisper at a low temperature and high humidity.
- Apples emit ethylene, a naturally occurring gas that causes the fruit to ripen. Be sure to keep them in a plastic bag to prevent them from speeding up ripening of other produce items. (Or, if you need something ripened, place close to the apples!
- Apples are easier to peel when they’re cold (but keep in mind, most of the fruit’s remarkable nutritional value is found in the skin).
- A plate of apple slices on the kitchen counter will help absorb cooking odours.