Apple Cider Pancakes


Every year my dad makes his own apple cider by squeezing the juice from fresh fall apples. Here's a wonderful recipe we enjoy when we have an abundance of cider in our house!

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup sweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
maple syrup and butter for serving
toasted English walnuts

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Forming a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour in cider, applesauce, milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir together and mix into the flour ingredients, until combined. 

Heat a large griddle over medium heat and spread melted butter over it. Using about 1/3 cup per pancake, cook 2-3 pancakes at a time. Turn over when bubbles appear in the center and cook until golden on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately. Serve with butter, maple syrup and English walnuts. Serves 4-6.
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