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Apple Pancakes With Date Syrup Butter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Hot pancakes drizzled with some date syrup butter is simply irresistible! Whole wheat flour can be used instead of all-purpose flour for a truly delicious and wholesome breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Pancakes
For the pancakes:
  • 1 cup 125 grams all purpose flour (maida) * see notes
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 125ml milk * see notes
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or regular white vinegar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 an apple peeled, cored and grated (approx 2 tablespoons of grated fruit)
For the date syrup butter:
  • 1-2 tablespoons date syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  1. Place the milk in a small bowl and add the apple cider vinegar to it. Keep it aside for about 5 minutes till it curdles. Add the rest of the wet ingredients to it - the beaten egg, melted butter and grated apple. Mix well.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients - the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder into another bowl and add the wet mixture to it. Whisk to a smooth consistency.
  3. While the batter is resting for a few minutes, prepare the date syrup butter by whisking together the melted butter and the date syrup together. Adjust the amount of butter according to the thickness/consistency of the date syrup (this will depend on the brand of syrup you buy)
  4. Heat a frying pan on low heat and grease it with 1/2 a teaspoon of butter - this is important as the pancakes can get burnt quickly and remain uncooked inside. Also, a low heat will help the butter to melt and not burn. Using an icecream scoop or a 1/8th or 1/4 cup measure pour the prepared batter into the centre of the pan. Let it cook on medium-low heat.
  5. When bubbles begin to surface keep an eye on the pancake and flip it when the bubbles get really big and the surface looks less glossy/shiny. Let the pancake cook on the other side as well.
  6. Remove and serve hot drizzled generously with the date syrup butter!
Recipe Notes

You can replace part of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour Instead of milk (and adding vinegar to it to curdle it), you can use thick buttermilk (unflavoured) too Instead of the date syrup butter you may use plain date syrup minus the butter - this will definitely cut the calories. Alternatively you could also use chocolate syrup (like Hershey's).