Have you ever been to Hash House a Go Go? They have pancakes (they call them flapjacks) that are amazing! First of all, they are HUGE! Seriously, look at the size of that pancake! Did I eat it all? No…but I certainly gave it my best effort. The last time I went, I ordered an apple cinnamon pancake and it was so delicious that I knew I wanted to attempt something similar at home. What goes great with apples? Caramel, of course! Apple cinnamon pancakes with caramel syrup = tasty!
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:
My first thought was that I wanted to make them almost as big as the one at Hash House a Go Go but I quickly threw that idea out the window because it’s hard to get the middle cooked thoroughly when they are that big. Do you remember the movie Uncle Buck? How about the scene where he was making pancakes with a snow shovel? You can watch it here – so funny!
So, no Uncle Buck sized pancakes here but they are still delicious. I made pancakes from scratch but you can use a boxed mix for these instead if you’d like.
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1¼ cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 apple, cut into small chunks
- Caramel syrup:
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup syrup
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
- Add in milk, egg and butter and stir well until no longer lumpy.
- Stir in apple.
- Heat (medium heat) a frying pan on the stove and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add pancake batter for however big you'd like each pancake to be. Press on the middle of each while cooking to make sure you cook the middle as well. Cook each until browned well on both sides.
- For syrup:
- In a medium-sized pot, bring brown sugar, cream and syrup to a boil over high heat while stirring constantly.
- Simmer over low-medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat - sauce thickens as it cools but you can serve it warm.
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