Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins
What a way to wake up. Start with the syrup so it will be waiting, ready and hot, to crown the cakes. It doesn't have to be autumn to fall in love with these.
- 2 medium cooking apples
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2-2 teaspoons cornstarch (amount may be adjusted to make a thinner or thicker syrup as desired)
- 1 cup water, cold
- 1⁄3 cup walnut pieces
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons melted butter or 4 tablespoons oil
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples, set aside (this is fast work with the food processor).
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
- Stir in the spices and brown sugar all at once.
- Mix the cornstarch into the 1 cup of water until dissolved and immediately add the water mix, stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the apples and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the apples are nearly tender and the syrup is bubbly.
- While the apples are cooking, make the pancakes.
- Note: If you would like a thinner syrup, simply add a little more water.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Mix the egg, butter, and buttermilk together in a small bowl.
- Make a depression in the dry ingredients and add the liquid mixture.
- Stir until moistened, some lumps will remain.
- Add more water to get the right consistency, if required.
- Do not over mix.
- Pour about 1/3 cup of batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle.
- Cook for about two minutes on medium heat or until the edges are set and the bubbles remain open.
- Turn over and cook on the other side.
Oh Anna, these pancakes were the bomb. These large, light and fluffy, buttermilk pancakes were delicious. I ate two and I never do that. The topping was a bonus. I must apologize, I completely forgot to add the walnuts...to the syrup... but must say I didn't miss them...and I love nuts. The spicy caramel apple syrup was delicious, a perfect ratio of sweet and spice. Thanks for sharing this winner of a recipe.
5 stars for the syrup. Excellent flavor. I used Gala apples, but it really needs a less sweet apple. I used 3 tsp. of cornstarch, which made it just right for us. And the spice mix was very good. (I used my fave #25690 for the pancakes.) I'll make this again because HE really liked it. Annacia, this should have many more reviews. Thanks for posting . . . Janet
As usual for any Annacia recipe, these are AWESOME and deserving of all 5 stars. The pancakes so light and fluffy and the syrup - OMG, how do you describe it, sweet and delicious goodness. I used a Granny Smith apple and it was perfect. I wasn't sure when to add the walnuts but added to the syrup after it was finished and that worked find. If that's right or not it turned out great. It's Spring here and raining and this was such a pleasant start to the day. Thanks Annacia for another winning recipe