Pumpkin apple pancakes

Pumpkin Apple Pancakes


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 Tbl milled flax seed

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tbsp canola oil

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup peeled, diced apple


Whisk flour, sugar, flax, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg together in a medium bowl. Combine egg, oil, milk, apple and pumpkin in a small bowl. Stir pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients. Let  stand for five minutes. While you let the batter stand make the caramelized apples.

Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter on to a hot griddle or nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Turn pancakes when bubbles appear and edges are cooked, after about 2 minutes. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes on second side.  Top with caramelized apples and warm maple syrup.

Caramelized Apples 

1 apple, sliced thin

2 Tbl. butter

2 Tbl. brown sugar

Melt butter in a skillet. Add brown sugar and apple slices. Cook stirring occasionally until apples are soft and slightly golden, about 8 minutes.