5. Apple Pie Pancakes + Vanilla Maple Syrup
• How long it will take: 15 minutes
What you'll need:
for the drymix:
1 c all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 
1/2 tsp. ground clove 
1/8 tsp. salt

for the wetmix:
1 c whole milk
1 large egg
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted + cooled slightly
1 tsp. vanilla extract

for the mix-ins:
1 c grated apple
butter or vegetable oil for skillet
for the vanillamaplesyrup:
about 1/2 c maple syrup, warmed gently
1 tsp. vanilla extract or the scrapings of 1 vanilla bean

• What to do:
for the pancakes: In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a measuring cup or small bowl, measure out the milk. Add the remaining wet ingredients and beat until combined. All at once, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. The batter should have some small to medium lumps; don't overmix or try to stir them smooth. Gently fold in the grated apple.

Preheat your skillet over medium heat and brush with 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter or 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop batter onto warm skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, and then flip. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook on the opposite side for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.

Transfer cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in a preheated 200F oven to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more butter or oil to the skilled when needed. Serve immediately.

for the vanillamaplesyrup: Stir together the syrup, vanilla, and serve over pancakes. Optionally, serve with vanilla maple butter.

Recipe courtesy of Averie Cooks.