Folks with fruit trees in the garden become inventive during harvest. What fruit isn’t given away to neighbors and co-workers needs to be canned or consumed quickly. New recipes are always welcome to those gardeners who seek creative ways to incorporate the bounty of the harvest into their menus. Apple pancakes with apples fresh from the tree are a warm, tasty way to start a crisp, fall day.
Whisk the eggs and milk in a large bowl.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl.
Gradually whisk the dry ingredients in the medium bowl into the egg mixture in the large bowl. Mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated and the batter is smooth. Stir in the apples and vanilla extract.
Pour a thin layer of oil into the bottom of the skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Fill the ladle with batter and pour it into the pan. The batter will be thick, so if it remains in a clump, use the back of the ladle to flatten it a little. Keep adding batter until the pan is full of pancakes, but don’t crowd them.
Cook the pancakes until the bubbles burst on the top and then turn with a spatula. Cook for 2 minutes.
Remove the pancakes from the skillet and place in a shallow baking pan set in a slightly warm oven until all of the pancakes are finished.