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Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

 Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup
What a delightful way to start the day! Sweet apple flavor fills every delectable bite of these flapjacks. For an extra-special treat, top with sour cream and then add syrup. —Janet Vardaman, Zephyrhills, Florida
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups complete pancake mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • CIDER SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a small bowl, stir the pancake mix, water, apple and cinnamon just
  • until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when
  • bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, for syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar,
  • cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in cider until smooth. Cook
  • and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 5
  • minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in

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Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • butter and lemon juice. Serve with pancakes. Yield: 12 pancakes
  • (1-1/4 cups syrup).
Nutritional Facts: 2 pancakes with about 3 tablespoons syrup equals 284 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 678 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.