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Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples

This is a fun little addition to pancakes, the apples add a bit of fruit to your breakfast and the apples take less time than the pancakes to cook.  My rule of thumb is to use approximately 2 apples per person.  The ‘sauce’ on the apples is a fragrant cinnamon and spice flavored sauce.
I used a regular boxed buttermilk pancake mix for the pancakes.  When making pancakes, keep the heat at medium and wait for the bubbles to show through the pancake, that’s when you know that they’re ready to flip over.
I use generous amounts of salted butter whenever making pancakes because that gives them an amazing buttery flavor.

Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples

Pancake mix, and the ingredients marked on the box to prepare the pancakes
2 apples, cored, peeled, and cut into wedges
1 stick of cinnamon, 2 inch long
1 clove
1 star anise (optional)
​1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 cup cold water


  1. Prepare pancakes according to package directions.
  2. In a small saucepan add the apples, along with half the water, sugar, clove, cinnamon, and star anise.  Cover and cook on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix the remaining water and corn starch together and then add the mixture into the apples, mixing constantly until the sauce thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately.