caramelised apple pancakes
Caramelised apple pancakes with maple date butter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These caramelised apple pancakes with maple date butter are light, fluffy and taste even better when celebrating Pancake day!
Course: Breakfast, Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramelised apple pancakes
Servings: 12
Author: Laura Scott
Ingredients
  • For the pancakes:
  • 225 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 25 g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 300 ml full fat milk
  • Caramelised apple for the pancakes - 1medium/2 small apples chopped into small pieces and fried until golden in 1tbsp butter
  • Unflavoured oil for frying the pancakes
  • For the maple date butter:
  • 250 g pitted dates
  • Water to cover the dates
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. For the pancakes:
  2. Measure the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and brown sugar into a bowl. Pour in the milk and the beaten egg
  3. Whisk until you have a smooth batter then fold in the caramelised apples
  4. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and pour in a small splash of oil, then place three large spoonfuls of pancake batter into the pan and cook them for 3-4 minutes
  5. When small holes appear in the pancakes you can flip them over and cook the other side for 1 more minute
  6. Place the cooked pancakes on a baking tray and keep them in a low oven while you finish cooking the rest of the pancakes
  7. For the maple date butter:
  8. Soak the dates overnight in a Kilner jar with just enough water to cover them
  9. The next day, place the dates and the soaking water into a high powered blender/food processor and blitz for between 3-4 minutes until the mixture is completely smooth
  10. Add in the maple syrup and blend for a further minute
  11. Transfer the maple date butter to a sterilised jar and use immediately to enjoy with the pancakes
  12. Any leftover maple date butter can be kept in the fridge for several weeks
Recipe Notes

These pancakes served with maple date butter are also super tasty when you add a dollop or two of creme fraiche/greek yoghurt.