Protein packed pancake batter is topped with a delicious cinnamon apple topping making these Apple Cider Pancakes the perfect Fall breakfast.
If I want to start the morning off right, meaning get my kids in a good mood, I make pancakes. There is something about a buttery griddle and batter crisping that sets the right tone for the day. While I usually only make pancakes on the weekends, sometimes I'll surprise them with a special breakfast during the week. Pancakes are really exciting things, can you tell by the photo below? My hand model was very very eager to get the photos done and dive into the plate!
Mornings are chaotic with three kids, so it doesn't happen very often. But when it does, I use Krusteaz Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix. Made with a sweet cream buttermilk, this mix packs a major punch of protein. Something my kids definitely need in order to sustain their crazy appetite until lunch.
To make thee Apple Cider Pancakes a bit more fall-ish, I replaced the water ingredient with apple cider. It resulted in the perfect amount of tart, sweet, and cinnamon flavors. In a quest to use up the massive amount of apples that we picked on out trip to Julian, I also put some apple chunks in the pancakes and made a cinnamon apple topping. The cider in the pancakes combined with the apple topping made for the perfect quick and easy breakfast.
If you are looking for an easy breakfast that will impress, this is it. Using Krusteaz pancake mix, there is no need to worry about flat pancakes as they perk up perfectly in the pan. Do as I did and swap out the water for cider, eggnog, or even flavored creamer for a delicious spin on a classic! Within minutes, you'll be enjoying your breakfast and starting your day off right! Enjoy!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups apples cored and diced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
- 2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- 1 cup apple cider
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup apple cored and diced
Heat pancake griddle to 375°F. Lightly grease griddle
For Topping: In a heavy bottomed pan, melt butter over medium heat.
For the entire recipe, please head over to the Krusteaz Blog.
This post has been sponsored by Krusteaz, however all opinions are 100% my own.