Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pancake Pie


Yeah, the title is a bit of a mouthful but you will want to stuff your mouth full once you take one bite! Seriously, I love cinnamon apples. The fact that they are drown in butter and sugar probably negates their health factor, but I like to believe blindly that I am still doing myself a service.


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As I have lamented before, I am SOOOO not a morning person. Sometimes I dream about my pre mommy days when I used to sleep until noon. Then I am rudely awakened at 6 in the morning by little voices calling "Mommy, I need to go potty!". Dang those baby gates we put up to keep the little one from escaping in the night. Now my 4 year old can't take herself to the potty. Ugh. And then they want to be fed. Really? Maybe I am weird but I seriously can't eat anything before 9 without feeling sick. They must take after their daddy in the must-eat-right-when-I-wake-up-to-break-the-zombie-act thing. At any rate, I love morning dishes that require little effort on my part. I make the apples the night before and in the morning you just have to grease the pan, pour in your ingredients, and bake. Joy.


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Cinnamon Apples (Recipe Follows)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pancake mix
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
Grease the bottom and sides of a spring form pan.  In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, pancake mix, and sugar until a batter forms. Sprinkle half of pecans over the bottom of the greased pan. Pour apples over pecans and then sprinkle remaining pecans over apples. Pour the pancake batter over the apple/pecan layers. Bake at 450 for 10 mins.  Let cool for about 10 mins in pan and then release the spring and flip over onto flat surface. Serve warm. 

Cinnamon Apples:
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
In a large skillet, melt butter. Pour apples evenly over skillet bottom. Sprinkle lemon juice over them, then brown sugar, then salt. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes until apples are tender and juicy. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Our Ratings:



Mama F: 7 - A sweet and filling breakfast that required minimal effort in the morning! Yay for that!




Daddy F: 4 - Not a fan of the cinnamon apples. Apparently he doesn't like cooked apples. Who knew?





Fuller Kids: 8 - After my 4 year old picked off the pecans she and the 18 month old both devoured their breakfast treat. Sure beats cereal!





Lucky the Dog: 6 - I thought it was a nice sweet treat. Did you know that when making the apples you can use bacon grease instead of butter. It's true! So true.....

2 comments:

  1. Cool using pancake mix to make more of a breakfast cake than a pancake. I really like the look of these as well as the apple pecan blend. Well done-yum!

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  2. I'm pretty sure I'd be forced to give this one a 10. I am crazy about anything that has cinnamon and pecans in it, and if I can eat it for breakfast, even better! Another great recipe! yum yum yum!

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