This makes such a great different breakfast than the norm. It's not too sweet yet you feel like you're eating a cousin of apple pie. And doesn't that picture look pretty too? I'm so proud. You have to admit I'm getting better at photographing my food...
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Corn-Free)
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
- 2 Tbsp butter or Earth Balance Butter Sub
- 1 apple
- 1 Tbsp sugar or organic evaporated cane sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 eggs at room temperature
- 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative at room temperature
- 1/2 cup white rice flour (or you can grind your own from Calrose rice)
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp gluten free vanilla extract
- (optional) 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Peel and remove the core of the apple. Sliced into 16 wedges.
- In a small bowl, mix 1 Tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and apple slices until well coated.
- Slice your butter substitute into a 9 inch class pie pan. Put the pan into the oven until the butter sub melts (about 2 minutes.)
- Remove pan from oven and swirl to coat pan. Add apples. Bake about 10 minutes or until the apples have softened slightly.
- Meanwhile, in a blender, prepare the pancake batter. Combine the eggs, milk sub, rice flour, salt, vanilla, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon into the blender. Blend on medium speed until they're well mixed and frothy (about 1 minute). (PS-I usually don't have time to get everything at room temperature so I usually just throw everything in my Blendtec straight from the fridge and then use the "Soup" cycle on the blender to warm up the batter. I blend it for about 45 seconds to 1 minute and then stop the cycle. The closer you have everything to room temperature, the puffier your pancake will go.)
- Carefully remove the hot dish from the oven and pour the batter over the pancakes. Bakes until it's puffy and golden brown (about 25-30 minutes). Let it cool slightly on a wire rack or you can serve immediately. Just be careful! The pancake will fall slightly after being taken out of the oven.