Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pouffy Apple Pancakes

With school almost back in session, I try to make my kids a little something special before I throw them out the door with a smoothie or bowl of cereal.  (Yes, throw!) These are not just for kids. These are quite impressive. They are all pouffy when they come out of the oven and then with just one bite, you will fall in love all over again.  

Here is what you need:
2 large apples 
(Granny Smith is really good, but I use whatever I have on hand)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup flour
powdered sugar for dusting

Peal and slice apples.  Add butter, apples and sugar and cinnamon to large oven proof pan (I use a cast iron pan).  Saute for about 5-10 minutes until apples are softened slightly. Remove from heat.
In separate bowl: Mix eggs, milk and flour until completed blended.
Pour batter over top of apples in the pan.  Bake in pan at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.  The pancake will be slightly golden and pouffy.  Cut into pie shaped pieces.  Dust with powdered sugar. (I like to serve mine upside down or pouffy side down, because I like to see the apples all glazed and formed to the cake. - I know weird)
Jillian likes more of a blizzard of powdered sugar.
In order to serve these properly, you will need:  
a good cup of coffee, a cozy blanket and someone to snuggle with. 
 If you eat these alone you will feel sorry for your self, lonely and sad.  
Believe me, you  don't want to go there.

Also, please don't be sad when your pancake pouf quickly un-poufs.  
Nothing lasts forever.  Neither will these.


Peace, love and all things pouffy.


  1. Why haven't you ever made these for me? I must try!

  2. oh my hat - my mouth is watering and I have just finished Jillian Michaels dvd workout and was and I mean WAS looking forward to my juicy orange ...now its just not gonna taste the same..... this recipe will have to go on hold for me
    a - I have the good cuppa coffee
    b- have the most snuggly blanket
    but c - as for someone to snuggle with ........ the position is still open :-)

    Love you Alexis - so full of life and passion its inspiring!

  3. Wow, you go girl. Love the page and will for sure make these for Will and Moriah.
    Love you much!

  4. Can you say comfort food! Hmm. That looks and sounds Amazing! It’s not a ton of work to prepare and the best thing is it can be made any season!
    Nice work Alexis!

  5. You are guite funny girl, love the humor inserted ur blog glad you are enjoying a bit fun cooking.

  6. My first impression is that I love pictures of kids where you see true happiness in their faces!!! Great job Mom and Dad. And as always, I am impressed with your creativity and passion. I used to think that I had you beat in one of those departments, but your furlongs ahead of me in both. And lastly, I still miss you.