Apple Pie Pancakes / Apple Pie Topping

Apple Pie pancakes:


1 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup apple juice
3 tsp melted or vegetable oil
2 tsp
1/2 cup diced apples

In bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, spice and salt. Make a well in the center, set aside.
In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together eggs, juice, butter and vanilla. Combine the two mixtures until just moistened., no more than that. The batter should be lumpy. Stir in apples.
Using a ladle, ¾ full of mixture, pour onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or skillet. Wait until the batter bubbles, flip and cook until light golden brown.
Serve warm with warmed maple syrup.


Apple Pie “topping”


4 apples, diced
2 teaspoons Cinnamon or Apple pie spice
½ tsp Nutmeg
1 ½ tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsps Maple syrup
1 TBS Lemon Juice
1 TBS Butter
1 TBS chopped Walnuts *optional*

In a bowl combine the apples, lemon juice, vanilla and spices. Toss to combine.
In a medium saucepan, on medium high, sauté the apples in the butter. Add in the maple syrup. Stir often until the apples are tender and there is nice thickness to the sauce (about 10 minutes).
Serve over hot pancakes and top with some warmed syrup and top with some chopped walnuts.