Tested till perfect Smiling Apple Pancakes

Smiling Apple Pancakes

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 12

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbaking powder
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsmilk
  • 1 cup 1cupgrated peeled apple
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 24 24raisinraisins or dried cranberries
  • 12 12thin slices appleapples

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup 1cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcorn syrup
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupapple juiceapple juice
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbutter
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon
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Preparation

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Syrup: In saucepan, cook sugar, corn syrup, apple juice, butter and cinnamon over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Keep warm. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.)

In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In large bowl, whisk together milk, apple, egg and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil. Add flour mixture and stir until almost smooth.

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat; brush with some of the remaining oil. Using 1/4 cup (50 mL) for each pancake, pour batter into skillet. Arrange 2 raisins and 1 apple slice on each pancake to resemble face. Cook until bubbles break on surface and bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until second side is golden brown, about 1 minute. (Make-ahead: Stack between waxed paper; freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Reheat in microwave or toaster.) Serve with syrup.

Nutritional Information Per pancake with 2 tbsp (25 ml) syrup: about

cal 250 pro 3g total fat 6g sat. fat 1g
carb 48g fibre 1g chol 23mg sodium 213mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 9 vit A 3 vit C 7
folate 9
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