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Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

What a delightful way to start the day! Sweet apple flavor fills every delectable bite of these flapjacks. For an extra-special treat, top with sour cream and then add syrup. —Janet Vardaman, Zephyrhills, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 pancakes (1-1/4 cups syrup)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups complete pancake mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • CIDER SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a small bowl, stir the pancake mix, water, apple and cinnamon just until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, for syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in cider until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in butter and lemon juice. Serve with pancakes.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 284 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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