You can’t go wrong serving up pancakes on a weekend morning. I infused these pancakes with one of my favorite flavor combos: apple and peanut butter. These Peanut Butter Apple Spice Pancakes are just about the perfect combination of rich fluffy goodness and healthy apple peanut flavor. Fresh sliced apples, creamy peanut butter and sweet apple sauce blended into the batter – a touch of cinnamon too. Serve with real maple syrup and a slathering of Earth Balance spread. Give these fluffy weekend pancakes a spot on your breakfast table!..
Peanut Butter Apple Spice Vegan Pancakes
makes about 10 pancakes
2 cups flour (I used a combination of whole wheat and buckwheat – any flour will work)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup safflower oil (any veg oil will work)
3/4 cup apple sauce
3 Tbsp peanut butter (softened in microwave to blendable consistency)
1/2 cup water (add a few more teaspoons to thin out batter if desired)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, very thinly sliced and tossed in lemon juice
for cooking: safflower oil as needed
1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well. Add in the wet ingredients. Fold in the cider vinegar last. (note: start with 1/2 cup of water, but if you’d like thinner crepe-like pancakes add in a bit more to your desired consistency).
2. Heat 1 Tbsp of safflower oil in a skillet for each batch of pancakes – cook over medium high heat.
3. When pancakes start to bubble through, add the slices, wait another minute and flip pancakes. Add another quick sprinkle of cinnamon. Flip once more in another minute or so.
4. Cool a few minutes before serving with vegan butter and maple syrup.