Mini German Pancakes with Apples


Blissful Breakfasts!

1 cup milk

1 heaping tablespoon granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

6 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

1/2 teaspoon salt

Nonstick cooking spray

Apple recipe follows

1/4 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon



4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 Gala apple, peeled, cored and diced

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1.     Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

2.     Combine the milk, sugar, vanilla, zest and eggs in a blender and blend until smooth.

3.     Add the flour, butter and salt and blend until completely smooth, about 1 minute. 

4.     Spray muffin tins well with nonstick cooking spray and pour 1/4 cup batter into each tin, filling about three-quarters full.

5.     Bake until puffy and golden on top, about 15 minutes.

6.     Remove and let sit on a baking rack for a few minutes. 

7.     Remove the individual pancakes to a platter. The pancakes will sink slightly in the center.

8.     Fill with some of the Apple Caramel Sauce and dust with cinnamon powdered sugar.

Apple Caramel Sauce:

1.     Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

2.     Add the apples and cook, stirring until soft, about 8 minutes.

3.     Whisk in the sugar and cook until the sugar melts and thickens slightly.

4.     Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool.