Saturday, October 10, 2009

Apple Juice Pancakes with Sauteed Apples

Let me start by saying that it began with only 1 cp. of milk.

I woke up this morning with my husband and kids asking for pancakes. I pulled out all my normal ingredients for my pancake batter. When I started making the pancakes I realized I only had 1 cp. of milk! I needed 1 3/4! What was I going to do!? I decided to substitute with Apple juice. My husband hates fruit IN his pancake, so I made a Apple topping. I usually do not commend myself but I WAS SO PROUD! It turned out so so good. Put it this way, both kids finished there entire plate! That never happens! That is the greatest compliment ever! HAPPY KIDS, HAPPY HUSBAND, AND HAPPY ME! The morning is off to a good start!


1 cp. milk
3/4 cp. apple juice
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 TB butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cp. sugar
2 cps. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt

1. I added the cinnamon, flour, salt, and baking powder and sifted it. Set it aside.

2. In the mixer I added the milk, apple juice, eggs, sugar, vanilla and butter. Mixed until combined. Slowly added the sifted mixture.

3. Cook on a oiled skillet. Add a 1/4 cp. batter per pancake. When it bubbles then flip it.

The Easy Topping: (Let me just say, I ran out of butter too! Haha. It is my shopping day today. But if you want to add some butter be my guest. But this turned out wonderful this way.

In a Skilled add two apples diced with 1/2 cp of apple juice, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/4 cp. Maple syrup. Cook only a few minutes. You do not want the apples to get to soft!


  1. What a perfect way to start the day! Great idea to substitute apple juice for the missing milk. Plain yogurt also work really well - makes a very tender pancake.

  2. You should be commending yourself! Great way to use substitution and save the recipe.

  3. mmmm...sounds delish! nice collage ;)

  4. Nicely done with the little substitute of the apple juice. I could go for some pancakes.

    Like the new layout btw.

  5. Nice save with the I want pancakes (and no apple juice or milk over here either).

  6. Great idea to sub apple juice for milk. I probably never would've thought of that. A really good tip for those weekend breakfasts.

  7. What a great idea! And you kids loved it??SCORE!!!!

  8. Yay for you - and I love fruit in my pancakes. Substitution necessities can make the most marvelous meal! And you can just call it "October pancakes" as it is perfect for the season!

  9. I think pancakes is one of my favorite foods. My hat is off to you for taking it to a new level with the addition of apple juice. The apple juice, no doubt, lended a mild fruit flavor to the pancakes, that just made them plain yummy.

  10. Hi Miranda!

    My friend, Mehmet, brought me the vanilla package on Friday night, at our trip to Safranbolu.

    Thanks a lot for that lovely gift to you, and Steve!

    I'll soon post about the gift arrival on my blog.


  11. Great recipe. I've got loads of apples right now from my trees :), too many to know what to do with.

  12. mmm i bet the apple juice makes it so sweet!
    -Mini Baker

  13. Oh my Miranda, that sounds so good! I'm going to have to try it! I like the new site! I was confused for a minute, lol!!

  14. can't wait to try these this weekend! I love pancakes and I love apples, what a great way to put them together!

  15. What a great idea! I have never tried apples on my pancakes or using juice, but this is such an amazing recipe. It's amazing what great foods you can create when your in a pinch, isn't it? I will have to try it soon.


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