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Healthy Living: Lori Brothers

February 20, 2014

Lori Brothers: Waffles or pancakes? Throw in a little whole grain flour either way


NEW CASTLE — Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Egg substitute for 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Syrup:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1-1/2 inches)

Dash ground nutmeg


In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in apple and raisins.

Combine the low-fat buttermilk, egg substitute, and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients.

Pour batter by heaping 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle lightly sprayed with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.    

Discard cinnamon stick. Stir nutmeg into syrup. Serve pancakes with warm syrup.

Yield: 6 pancakes (2/3 cup syrup).


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