Apple-Cinnamon Pancake Muffins

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Go and have a look at this pin, then come back.  Remember the picture? Now look again at the picture above.  Look like the same thing? The right answer is “kinda…. but no…”.  And you’d be right.

I saw the pin and thought it looked amazing, and I couldn’t wait to try it!  The problem with these kinds of pins is that I tend to ‘pin it now, read it later’, but still remember vaguely what was written about it.  One Saturday morning Mr EP came round for brunch and I thought I would try it out.  Unfortunately I don’t have internet at my house, so I had to go with what I remembered – half fill with batter and it will make this crater!

What I ended up with didn’t look all that flash, but it sure tasted good! I didn’t have any berries on hand but I had a couple of apples so I used that instead, and for the batter I just used the same batter I’ve always used for family pancakes, with a little extra vanilla.

If you want to have a go, here’s a little how-to of what I did:

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  1. Half-fill muffin pans with pancake mixture and pop in the oven.  I preheated it to 180 degrees C
  2. Thinly chop apples to bite size and mix well in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar – I think my ratio was 1tsp cinnamon to 2tsp sugar.  Let it sit for a couple of minutes until the liquid from the apples starts to build in the bottom of the bowl
  3. Cook the apples in a frying pan until tender, including all the yummy liquid
  4. Cook the pancake muffins until the spring back to the touch and are lightly browned
  5. Place on a place and then spoon the mixture on top, and drizzle some of the extra apple/cinnamon sauce from the pan

Looking back at the original pin (hindsight is 20/20, as they say!) it looks like I didn’t add enough eggs.  She also used a special muffin pan that is made from fiberglass and silicone, where mine is just silicone, so I’m wondering if that made a difference as well.  It didn’t quite form a crater, more like a little hole, but it was enough to collect the topping.  And as I said, it tasted really good, and that’s really all that matters – I’d definitely make it again!

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Have you tried this, or something similar? How did it work out for you? What’s your favourite brunch food?

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14 thoughts on “Apple-Cinnamon Pancake Muffins

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  2. Lol, we both do the same thing. I take one glance at a pin and think “Yeah I can do that, who needs directions?” Yours looks way better than mine! You even got a little crater! What kind of batter did you use?

    • I have no idea, I have more of a ‘chuck it in and see if it works’ recipe for my pancakes! I think I used 2 eggs, and then added flour and milk until it looked the ‘right’ colour and consistency, then added a few drops of vanilla and a bit of sugar and cinnamon at the end – Sorry I can’t be more specific! I’m keen to try it again though and see if it was just a fluke…

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