Usually the fact that I can't eat meat on Fridays during Lent isn't a big deal, because I'm around great fish fry places. Then I moved to Texas, where BBQ is king. Safe to say I've had to improvise and make my own meatless dishes on Fridays. If anyone in the Dallas area knows of a great fish fry place that compares to what's offered in the Midwest, please give me a shout!
Back to the pancakes, I made this on a Friday for my meatless breakfast for dinner, and it was a hit!
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, applesauce, egg and butter.
Add flour mixture to the applesauce mixture and whisk just until moistened.
Dice one apple into small bites. You can peel the apple if you like, this will make the apples a little more mushy into the pancake. I chose to leave the peels on.
Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium high, and in batches drop batter into the skillet.
Sprinkle each pancake with the diced apple. Cook until bubbles appear on the top, 2-5 minutes. then flip the pancake and cook until golden brown on both sides. Repeat by adding cooking spray and remaining batter.
C and I both really enjoyed these. They tasted different than regular pancakes because of the apple and apple sauce. They were sweet and crunchy. Perfect for breakfast, or (my favorite) breakfast for dinner!
Enjoy on Friday or any old day of the week!
Have a great weekend, see you back here on Monday :)
Adapted from Everyday Food
1 cup flour
1 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 apple, diced
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, applesauce, egg and butter.
Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture.
Whisk until just moistened.
Lightly coat a large skillet with non-stick spray.
Heat over medium high and in batches drop batter into the skillet.
Sprinkle each pancake with diced apples.
Cook until bubbles appear on top and a few have burst, 2-5 minutes.
Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, 2-5 minutes.
Repeat with more cooking spray and remaining batter.