i bookmarked this recipe a reeeaaaally long time ago and forgot about it until recently, when i was searching for recipes to use up the millions of apples in my fridge. it is totally fun, totally delicious, and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. apple slices are coated in a thin pancake batter and pan-fried until you have a light and fluffy batter enveloping a soft, barely cooked apple center. served warm with a drizzle of maple syrup, this is a dish that is comforting, playful, and healthy all at once.
apple rings coated in pancake batter - the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert.
- 1 apple, cored
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- a drizzle of maple syrup
- slice the apple to about ⅛" thickness (if you have a mandolin, use it). in a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. stir in the egg and buttermilk until incorporated.
- heat a lightly-greased large skillet over medium-low heat. one at a time, dip the apple rings into the batter and let the excess drip off (the batter should be thick enough to stick to the apples, but thin enough that some drips off), then put them in the skillet. cook the rings until they are golden brown on both sides, turning once. resist the urge to turn up the heat on your stove to help them cook faster, because then the batter will burn and the apples won't cook.
- serve the rings immediately with a drizzle of maple syrup.