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Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider Pancakes

January 26, 2015

What could be better than weekend pancakes? This is something I would never do on a weekday morning. It’s way to crazy! The weekend is a nice time to stay in our jammies and cook pancakes and relax after a long week. Well…relax? We have 3 kids and the oldest is 5. So not exactly relax, but we don’t have to hurry up and go.

 

This is the easy morning edition. When we wake up everyone is hungry so we sometimes try to take a few shortcuts to subdue the whining and snacking before breakfast. You could do some of these steps the night before but I’m just not that organized, usually. The easy part uses a corning ware or pyrex dish with a cover. If you don’t have that, you could use a glass dish covered with plastic wrap. We use these for steaming all sorts of things, especially for the kids, broccoli, and apples. They love these steamed cinnamon apples. We peel the apple, cut it up, sprinkle some cinnamon on top and pop in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. It’s a winner every time!

 

These pancakes have a couple more steps with the apples in the microwave but they are so worth it. The sauce is wonderful. It adds a little sweetness but the only sugar is from the sparkling apple cider so it is not too sweet. These pancakes are amazing and a true comfort food for weekend mornings. These definitely rival my Pumpkin White Chocolate Pecan Pancakes. (Coming soon!)

 

Ingredients:

For the Pancakes:

1 cup flour

1 tablespoon sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 egg

¼ cup milk

½ cup Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 apple cut into thin short slices

2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil

 

For the sauce:

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp flour

1 apple cut in to small pieces for the sauce

1/3 cup Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider

and

½ cup Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider

 

 Directions for the pancakes:

Peel one apple and cut into very small pieces. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Put in a corning ware or pyrex container with a top (or a glass bowl with a plastic wrap cover) and pop in the microwave for 3 minutes. You may need to do 4 minutes depending on the power of your microwave. Mine has 1.5 kw.

Small cut apples to go in the pancakes

Small cut apples to go in the pancakes

 

Peel the second apple and cut into small pieces, slightly larger than before. And put them in the pyrex with cover (or a glass bowl with a plastic wrap cover). Sprinkle with cinnamon and add 1/3 cup Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, depending on your microwave.

Apple cut into chunks for the topping

Apple cut into chunks for the topping

 

Mix dry ingredients together in a large measuring cup or large bowl. I like to use a measuring cup because it has a spout, which makes it easy to pour into the pan.

Add wet ingredients and mix together.

 

For the coconut oil, you may need to heat the oil slightly to be able to add to the batter in liquid form. When I pour it in I whisk it in so that it won’t get hard again in a clump when it hits the cold batter. I really love to use coconut oil in my pancakes. It gives them a nice flavor and texture. I also use it to grease the pan while cooking. But you could use vegetable oil.

 

Add the apple from the pyrex into the batter. Add a little at first and mix in then add the rest. Combine well.

 

The batter is a little bubbly because of the sparkles.

The batter is a little bubbly because of the sparkles.

Begin pouring the pancakes. I like to make small ones. Check the consistency on this first pour. If you think it is too thick, add a little sparkling apple juice until it is the consistency you like.

Cooking the Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider Pancakes

Cooking the Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider Pancakes

Cooking the pancakes.

Cooking the pancakes.

Flip when the top of the pancake starts to bubble.

 

 Directions for the sauce:

As they say in all good Cajun homes, “first you make a roux.” In a small pot, melt the butter and add the flour and whisk until bubbling. Continue whisking for 1 minute.

First you make a roux... for the sauce.

First you make a roux… for the sauce.

The roux gets lightly browned.

The roux gets lightly browned.

Have your 2nd apple from the microwave with the liquid from the sparkling apple cider ready to add to the pot and pour in while whisking.

Stir in the apple mixture.

Stir in the apple mixture.

The mixture becomes thick and sticky.

The mixture becomes thick and sticky.

Let cook and bubble to become thicker. After boiling and the liquid has become much thicker, add ½ cup sparkling cider.

Pour in the sparkling apple cider.

Pour in the sparkling apple cider.

Let continue to cook for a few more minutes and then it is ready to serve over the apple pancakes.

 

Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider Pancakes

Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 apple cut into thin short slices
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • For the topping:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 apple cut in to small pieces for the topping
  • 1/3 cup sparkling apple cider
  • and
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider

Instructions

  • 1. Peel one apple and cut into very small pieces. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Put in a corning ware or pyrex container with a top and pop in the microwave for 3 minutes. You may need to do 4 minutes depending on the power of your microwave.
  • 2. Peel the other apple and cut into small pieces, slightly larger than before. And put them in the pyrex. Sprinkle with cinnamon and add 1/3 cup Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, depending on your microwave's power. Mine has 1.5 kw.
  • 3Mix dry ingredients together in a large measuring cup or large bowl. I like to use a measuring cup because it has a spout, which makes it easy to pour into the pan.
  • Add wet ingredients and mix together.
  • For the coconut oil, you may need to heat the oil slightly to be able to add to the batter in liquid form. When I pour it in I whisk it in so that it won’t get hard again in a clump when it hits the cold batter.
  • 4. Add the apple from the pyrex into the batter. Add a little at first and mix in then add the rest.
  • 5. Begin pouring the pancakes. I like to make small ones. Check the consistency on this first pour. If you think it is too thick, add a little sparkling apple juice until it is the consistency you like.
  • Flip when the top of the pancake starts to bubble.
  • When they are done, serve with syrup. – or not. I like to eat them plain. They have such a soft lovely texture. They are light and fluffy because of the sparkling water.
  • For the topping:
  • 1. As they say in all good Cajun homes, first you make a roux. In a small pot, melt the butter and add the flour and whisk until bubbling. Continue whisking.
  • 2. Have your 2nd apple from the microwave with the liquid from the sparkling apple cider ready to add to the pot and pour in while whisking.
  • 3. Let cook and bubble to become thicker. After boiling and the liquid has become much thicker, add ½ cup sparkling cider. Let continue to cook for a few more minutes and then it is ready to serve over the apple pancakes.
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