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Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping

I grew up eating these every Christmas morning. When the smell of spices reached our rooms, we knew the big day had arrived. —Dana Glasser, West Sand Lake, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    18 pancakes (3 cups apple topping)

Ingredients

  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook apples in butter over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples; stir to coat. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, molasses and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with apple topping.
Nutrition Facts
2 pancakes with about 1/3 c. apple topping: 523 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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