Gooood Friday to you& Happy Fall!
Backstory: This idea originated from the idea to create a Sweet-Apple Dog ( instead of the corn dog) but with no frying oil, it just was not going to happen then and there. So, I figured that I would work with what I could do and some time later, I got this. Here’s what I used:
-Several Pre-cut Apple Slices
-Pancake Batter ( I have the “Complete Mix”, also known as Just Add Water Mix 🙂
-Cinnamon, Granulated Sugar, Brown Sugar mix
-Maple Syrup ( optional, I could have probably used butter too or something along those lines)
First, I made my pancake batter and proceeded to dip each apple slice inside of the batter, then on to the cookie tray. I did end up sprinkling some with some cinnamon (This probably would have been better to do before I dipped them in the batter but hey, learning here. In fact dip them in a bit of flour + cinnamon ( and nutmeg if you’d like):
Secondly, I popped them into the oven at 350 until bottom was brown and batter appeared fully cooked. After this, I proceeded to turn them upside down and browned the top in a hot skillet
Next, after I noticed that the sugar was not sticking to them, I simply coated them with some maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, then back into the oven to toast everything up and there you have it:
Take A Look: Honestly, I think they turned out quite tasty looking, I mean who doesn’t love a cinnamon-sugar coated dessert ?. I do think the maple syrup was applied a bit spotty so next time I rather just pour it over or just completely immerse them into the syrup but overall, it turned out fine to me.
Take A Smell: The aroma was pleasant and with fall being here ( At least in the U.S), I think it would be a nice treat if one added some nutmeg along with it
Take A Taste: I was not mad with how they turned out, I just wish I would had seasoned the apples before I dipped them into the batter so they would have a more distinguishable taste. Other than that, I am again, not mad…at all. I would love to give these a chance to be fried to add more of a crispy batter but the hot ( and softer apples) with their crust ( batter) with a load of sugar.
Of course, I hope this recipe inspired you to create ( or recreate) something of your own by working with the materials that you already have on hand.