Birch Apple Pancakes

Fall time, when winds turn cool but spices get warm...

Birch Syrup pairs especially well with fruit and apples are no exception. The Canadian Birch Company's Birch for Breakfast is sweetened pure birch syrup and is available in Original Birch and Spiced Birch flavors. Original flavor carries the pure taste of Birch with no added flavorings and is comparable to maple syrup in terms of application and sweetness. Spiced Birch for Breakfast is infused with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves...see where we are going with this?

Spiced Birch for Breakfast is perfect for fall dishes and adds the perfect seasoning to these pancakes. So while the syrup adds sweetness it also adds incredible flavor to this pancake batter in one step. Use Birch for Breakfast to sweeten and flavor your cooking, baking and beverages like coffee and cocktails. Try the other recipes in this blog that showcase the many uses of Birch for Breakfast in dishes and beverages. Just search the blog for "Birch for Breakfast".

We love the visual interest of these cakes, which is achieved by placing a slice of apple on each cake so they are "baked" into the surface. 

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Gluten Friendly Modifications

To make this recipe gluten friendly, substitute all purpose flour with a good quality gluten free all purpose flour. Our favorite is Bob's Red Mill GF 1 to 1 Baking Flour because it can be used on a one to one basis as a substitute for regular wheat flour in any recipe.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 min

Prep Notes: Pre-heat a griddle pan on Med-High heat.




 2 Cups All Purpose Wheat Flour or Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Flour

1 tsp Salt

4 tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder

1/4 cup Spiced Birch for Breakfast syrup

2 Eggs

1 1/2 cups Milk

6 Tbsp Cooking Oil

2 MacIntosh Apples, washed and sliced top to bottom, 1/8 inch thick. Coring is optional depending on your preference.

2 Tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon


Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl.

In a separate small bowl, beat eggs for one minute. Add milk, cooking oil and Birch for Breakfast to the eggs. Combine well.

Add sliced apples to another bowl with the sugar and cinnamon. Toss well.

Dig a small hole into the dry ingredients and add the liquid ingredients to the hole.

IMPORTANT: Using a wooden mixing spoon, quickly combine the wet and dry ingredients. It is important not to overmix. As soon as the dry ingredients are incorporated stop mixing. It is completely okay and desired to have lumps of dry ingredients in the batter. If the batter is mixed until all the lumps are gone, the pancakes will be flat and rubbery instead of light and fluffy.

Pour batter 1/3 cup at a time to a pre-heated and greased griddle, immediately placing one slice of seasoned apple on the top of each pancake. When bubbles appear on the surface and start to burst it is time to flip the cakes. Cook to a light golden brown.

Enjoy with fresh butter and Birch for Breakfast Original or Spiced Birch for Breakfast syrup flavors.



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