One of the wonderful aspects for the fall season is the bounty of beautiful apples.

I love apples, but as with most foods, once you have the well raised version, all others pale in comparison.

Here is the Midwest we have the opportunity purchase locally grown organic produce. I have been spoiled by the Apple CSA offered by Earthfirst Farms. With this one may receive 10# of apples every other week of a different variety each time. A delicious way to enjoy the bounty of the season.

While it is wonderful to enjoy biting into these apples and eating them fresh, cooking with them is delicious too. A family favorite is Apple Pancake. We enjoy this for any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Leftovers (if there are any) are a delicious snack too.

The ingredients are simple.

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 4 small or 2 large apples – peeled, cored and sliced into segments
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup almond flour, or other flour of your choice
  • 3/4 cup milk – I have used real milk, coconut milk or sour cream

These amounts are what I use with a 28cm oven proof skillet. I also do a smaller version in a 20 cm pan using 3 eggs, half the apples and 1/2 cup flour and milk.

Preheat oven to 400°F

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, salt, flour and milk.

Place butter in skillet and melt in the pan.

Once the butter is melted arrange the apple slices in the bottom of pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Pour the batter over the top.

And bake for 25 minutes.

Let cool and serve with plenty of butter and your choice of syrup or honey. Here are my favorites.