First of all, today is my mom’s birthday! Happy birthday to the most amazing, beautiful, smart, hilarious, tender-hearted, Godly woman on the face of this planet. I could not have been more blessed to have you and Daddy as parents!
When we were younger we would have a big breakfast once a week on Sundays. When apples were in season (read: when they fell off the apple tree in our backyard) my mom would always make a huge batch of applesauce for us to eat on the side with dinner and on top of our pancakes and waffles on the big breakfast days. And y’all, my mom is the greatest cook in the world.
IHOP ain’t got nothin’ on her!
Last night as I pondered what in the world I would do for breakfast I remembered that it was Mommy’s birthday…so I’m celebrating in style by making homemade cinnamon applesauce to go over a stack of pancakes!
- 2 large apples (I used the 2 Honeycrisp that were in our fridge)
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- pinch of salt
Y’all, this is so easy it’s not even funny. Peel (or don’t – whatever you prefer) the apples. Cut them into cubes and put the cubes in a pot with a lid. Dump the rest of the ingredients in there and toss to combine. Cover with the lid and cook over medium low heat for about 5 minutes or until you see that the apples are releasing their juices. Uncover and simmer for 15-20 more minutes until the sauce has thickened a little bit. Take off the heat and let cool a bit before using.
Easy, right? The great thing is that when you start with great apples you get a great result every time. In fact, you could probably cut out the sugar unless you’re using a more sour apple.
Nobody likes sour applesauce. Trust me.
The pancakes are just as simple, too. Guys, it’s almost a crime how simply this comes together!
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg white
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
Stir everything together til combined. Heat a skillet over medium low heat. Cook the pancakes (I measured them out with a 1/3 measuring cup) about 2-3 minutes on each side. Done and done.
I’ll find out this afternoon if I made it to the next round in the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog series! I can’t wait…I have been brainstorming ideas for the next couple of challenges and I promise I won’t disappoint 🙂
Happy Birthday Mommy, and happy Friday to all!