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    During my internship I revamped the breakfast menu for the hospital I was working at to make it a little healthier.  This pancake recipe was put in the rotation and since I was feeling motivated this morning I decided to give them a whirl with a syrup recipe I found.  They were fantastic!  Fluffy and nutty paired w/ the sweetness of the apples and honey from the syrup, it’s the perfect way to start a Sunday morning!  I will definitely be making them again!

   Recipe adapted  Mayo Clinic. If you’re looking for some healthy recipes, Mayo Clinic is a great resource to check out and it includes all kinds of recipes from baked goods to appetizers! 

    Here’s what you’ll need for the pancakes:

  • 1 medium apple- cored and diced
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp honey

   Okay so first core and dice your apple and microwave it for 2 minutes to soften and set it aside.  Then whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and set aside.  In a smaller bowl, whisk together your eggs, almond milk and honey.   Add the egg mixture and apples to the flour mixture and stir.  I like my pancakes fluffy so I ended up using only 1/2 cup cup of almond milk.  But if you like your pancakes a little thinner then just add more liquid.  Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, dip out your batter and pour onto a non-stick skillet and cook on medium-low . 

I’ve never made my own syrup before but I was surprised at how easy it was and how delicious!!

For the syrup:

  •  1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp butter
  • a dash of cinnamon (optional)

    Heat all ingredients in a small nonstick pot for 3-4 minutes or until some of the liquid has cooked off leaving a thicker consistency.  Pour over your pancakes and enjoy!  I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday!

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