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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

So it’s been awhile hasn’t it?  I always wonder what goes on when people quit posting to their blogs.  Nothing catastrophic has happened to me over the last couple years.  Life just got a little busier and blogging fell to the backseat.

I need to start posting recipes again though.  I make modifications to recipes and then I forget what I did.  It’s unfortunate.

I bought a couple bags of apples for super cheap a few weeks ago.  I’ve been trying to use them up before they go bad.  These pancakes were a tasty addition to my apple recipe file.  Lovely fall flavors.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

1 c flour (I used 1/2 white, 1/2 whole wheat)

1 T packed brown sugar

1 t baking powder

1/4 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

1 t ground cinnamon

1 egg, beaten

1 c buttermilk

2 T melted butter

1 large apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated

1.  Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.

2.  Combine the egg, buttermilk and melted butter in a small bowl.  Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture.  Stir just until the flour is moistened.  The batter will be a little lumpy.

3.   Fold in the grated apple.  If the mixture is too thick you can add a couple tablespoons of additional buttermilk or regular milk to thin it out.

4.  Pour a 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or frying pan.  Flip when the edges are golden brown.

Sorry there’s no photo.  They were gobbled up before I thought to take a picture.


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Sunshine Fruit Salad

When we have get togethers with family, one thing I dread getting assigned is the fruit salad.  In Utah (and maybe my observations aren’t completely accurate), a fruit salad typically consists of fruit mixed with Jell-O and probably whipped cream.  Every once in a while someone gets crazy and throws in stuff like shredded carrots. 


This salad isn’t of the jiggly kind.  It’s closer to the whipped cream kind (but, there’s no whipped cream in it).  And I love it.  This picture is from the first time I made it and I’ve since perfected it for my tastes.  The first version had peaches in it, but I prefer to just use the tropical fruits.  If you like peaches though, by all means, use them.  Or whatever fruit strikes your fancy.

Click here for the recipe


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