Back To School Apple Pancakes

Not that this is an excuse, but I really live in my own little world. I mean, despite the fact that I have  two kids, a husband, two cats, and a part time job. Usually, I LIKE my little world. It’s quiet…. and clean. Really, the only awful thing about this world of mine is that I tend to miss real world dates. It’s not like I didn’t REMEMBER my really, really good friend’s birthday is on the 23rd. I just didn’t realize that this past Tuesday was the 23rd. Seriously, I bought her a card weeks ago! But if it wasn’t for FaceBook…. well, I am sure (I hope) I would have realized at some point. The saddest thing is- she would NEVER forget someone’s birthday. She is an awesome friend, and an awesome mother… I could go on and on. And at some point in the next week or two, I’ll send her the card I bought. (XOXO)

And along with my inability to remember dates (not dates per se… but actual dates- TODAY’s date), I am also always about 3 steps behind. I’m very new to this blogging thing, and I SHOULD realize while looking around that the majority of the baking blog world is onto Halloween, while I still haven’t done anything for Back-To-School! Let me amend that statement… like my friend’s birthday card, I actually CUT OUT Back-To-School cookies about two weeks ago. They are sitting in the freezer right now, awaiting decoration. So, again, I fall back on pancakes….

Applesauce Pancakes (slightly adapted from Food.com)

  • 1 1/2c flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 c applesauce
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • splash of vanilla
  • dash of pumpkin pie or apple pie spice
  • dash of cinnamon
  • red and green gel or paste food coloring
  1. Add all ingredients (except food coloring) into a large bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Put a couple of tablespoons of batter in a small bowl and add a touch of green coloring. Color the rest of the batter red.
  3. Heat a pan and spray with cooking spray. When pan is hot enough to make a drop of water sizzle, use a tablespoon to spoon red batter into the pan. Add a small bit of green to make a stem and a leaf.
  4. When bubbles start to rise to the top of the pancakes and the edges look drier, carefully flip pancake and cook for another minute.
  5. Enjoy!

And, just so you know… I AM planning on finishing those Back-To-School cookies. At some point. And this morning, I cut out some Halloween cookies. I’ll decorate those too…. at some point.

I hope everyone makes it safely through this crazy weather we are expecting this weekend. It’s beautiful out right now, so it’s hard to get into prepare for the worst mode. I’ll be with the rest of the panicking people at Target tomorrow, I guess…..

(I’ve linked this recipe to Wonka Wednesday at Hugs and Cookies, XOXO)

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