When I was growing up as a kid, one thing I always looked forward too was the smell of Saturday morning pancakes. Not only did it signal the start of the weekend, but it was a way for my family and I to enjoy some time together as we devoured one of our favorite breakfast foods.

My dad was often the master chef in our house, so his pancakes would differ every week. From creating the shapes of our favorite characters to different add ins and toppings, our Saturday morning pancake feast was never short of boring. So, when I saw these pancakes that our friend Chelsea of A Duck’s Oven whipped up using our delicious SweeTango® apples, needless to say, I was excited (and maybe salivating a bit too).

These Mini Pancakes are topped with a delicious homemade Chunky Apple Syrup and is the primetime way to start off any Saturday morning. SweeTango® apples are also delicious when consumed alone that they will definitely contribute to the delicious taste of this homemade syrup.

SweeTango® apples were developed through natural cross pollination methods (the same was Honeycrisp and other varieties like Rave® were developed). It comes from the famous Honeycrisp and another variety called Zestar® and has the loudest crunch on earth (yes, seriously). SweeTango® actually has larger cells than other apple varieties do, so when you take a bite, the apple shatters in your mouth exploding with flavor and juices!

When Chelsea was able to incorporate SweeTango® apples into this Chunky Apple Syrup I was thrilled. As a personal apple favorite, SweeTango® apple’s flavor profile add such a unique and delicious flavor that it would taste great topped a pile of mini homemade pancakes.

To start, melt the butter in a nonstick skilled. Then add in the brown sugar, syrup, and cinnamon and stir slowly and consistently until the sugar has dissolved. Now add in the chopped SweeTango® apples and cook them until they have softened. Keep the heat low so the sugar doesn’t burn and stir occasionally. Let those apples soak up those yummy flavors! While the syrup thickens, its time to make those pancakes! Mix up the dry ingredients in a large bowl and in the center, create a crater and add the wet ingredients. Mix it up until smooth. Once the batter is formed, add it into a gallon zipped bag and clip one of the corners to let out a small amount of batter into the skillet creating mini pancakes galore! Flip and repeat until batter is gone.

Once your pancakes are done, throw them into a bowl, top with Chunky SweeTango® apple syrup and enjoy!

Mini Pancakes with Chunky Apple Syrup

Ingredients

  • Chunky Apple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Stemilt SweeTango® Apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • Mini Pancakes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • Cooking Spray

Start your morning off right with a delicious bowl of Mini Pancakes topped with a Chunky Apple Syrup. Using SweeTango® apples, this sweet, delectable syrup and pancake combination will kick start your day off on the sweet foot!

Rate this recipe:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...
  • Yield
    4 servings
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • Total time
  • In Category
    Breakfast

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the brown sugar, syrup, and cinnamon and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the apples and cook until the apples have softened, about 5 minutes. Keep over the lowest heat setting possible while you make the pancakes, stirring occasionally.
  3. To make the pancakes: in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Create a crater in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, egg, and melted butter. Whisk together until there are no lumps.
  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Grease with cooking spray.
  6. Add the pancake batter to a gallon-sized zipper top bag. Clip one of the corners to let out a small amount of batter at a time.
  7. Squeeze enough batter to create mini pancakes through the opening in the bag onto the nonstick skillet. When ready to flip, use a small spatula and a chopstick. Repeat with all the batter.
  8. Add desired amount of mini pancakes to a bowl and top with chunky apple syrup.