apple spice pancakes

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Spiced Apple Pancakes

Some of my fondest morning memories are centered around making pancakes. Growing up, whenever I'd visit my grandfather's house in Maryland, he'd have a box of pancake mix waiting for me. My sister and I would whip up batches of sweet, fluffy, buttery pancakes that we'd slather in butter and honey and share with everyone. Those breakfasts, slow and languid, would make us forget about lunch.

Good pancakes are pure magic!

Some of the most comforting meals are the simplest.

It's been a long time since I've made pancakes out of a box. Pancakes are so easy to make from scratch, the box hardly seems necessary anymore. Besides, I love the thrill of creating something from scratch. Cooking so resembles alchemy.

Just like gold, this recipe for chocolate chip spiced apple pancakes is a beautiful autumnal twist on an old classic.

chocolate chip pancakes with spiced apple

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups of sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted, unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Here's what to do:

  • In a mixing bowl, stir the dry ingredients together (nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour and sugar).
  • In a separate bowl, mix the vanilla, eggs and buttermilk. Once blended, add the melted butter and then the apple butter. Blend thoroughly.
  • Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredient bowl. Stir until almost completely combined.
  • Butter your griddle and place over medium heat. Spoon your batter onto the griddle by the mixing spoon full and cook until bubbles begin to form, flip and cook until golden brown.
  • If you have any extra batter, a mason jar is excellent storage. Now you can enjoy pancakes quickly later on in the week!IMG_0985