Apple Blossom Pancakes

Filed under: Breakfast, Breakfast - Pancakes.

The Apple Blossom Inn's Apple Blossom pancakes are bacon filled, fluffy and flower blossom shaped. Steaming hot homemade applesauce is served on top, made with apples grown in the organic apple orchard.

Pancake Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Cooking spray
1/2 cup finely diced bacon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Applesauce Ingredients
4 large crisp apples (Granny Smith, Pippin or any crisp tart apple), peeled, pared and thinly sliced
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a medium sized pan, combine applesauce ingredients over medium-high heat.
Bring applesauce ingredients to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
In a small frying pan, sauté diced bacon over medium heat till barely crisp, approximately 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened.
Fold cooled bacon into pancake mixture.
Heat a flower-shaped pancake griddle over medium heat. Lightly spray cooking oil onto griddle.
For each pancake, quickly pour batter into flower molds in skillet.
Cook until surface of pancakes form some bubbles and a few have burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a small knife, lift edge of flower and flip carefully back into flower mold of skillet, and cook until browned on the underside.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 21 flower shaped pancakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Other recipes by Apple Blossom Inn B&B:
Candy Apple French Toast

Recipe Provided By:
Apple Blossom Inn B&B
Ahwahnee, CA

Ahwahnee Bed and Breakfast Inns