I was making pancakes over the weekend on Valentine's morning for Alan and Aoife when I thought wouldn't it be fun to dip some fruit into the pancake batter and see how they would come out. Apple rings won hands down. They are actually a great low fat alternative to regular pancakes for tomorrow's pancake day.
I just made the batter as per normal and dipped the apples into the batter coating them well, and then frying them using low calorie cooking spray oil. I did notice that the 'softer' apple is better than the crunchier variety!! Here's the recipe:
- 100g of plain flour
- 300mls of milk
- 1 free range egg
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 1 tsp of oil
- Soft apples cut into thin rings and core removed (number of apples depends on how many rings you want, I generally get 4 rings from an apple, you may want to make regular pancakes for others in the house)
- Make your batter the night before.
- On the day, heat a pan on medium and spray the pan with low calorie spray.
- Dip the rings into the batter and fry in the pan, cooking each side for 2 minutes.
- Serve warm immediately.