My favorite thing to do with pancake mix is add things to it. Now that fall (maybe even winter) is upon us I have been adding in apple. And in this case - apple and cinnamon chips. But not just any apple or cinnamon chips - homemade apple sauce and amish store mini cinnamon chips. No real recipe for the pancakes - add as much or as little as you'd like!
Chunky Apple Sauce
(adapted from Taste of Home)
8 cups apple (peeled and cut into apple-pie like slices)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a roaster over, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on medium heat - stirring occasionally for 35 minutes (or until apples are tender). Remove from heat, mash the apples using a potato masher until desired consistency. (We like ours on the chunky side.) Separate into containers and freeze for long-term storage.
Ok, so we make a HUGE roaster full of this. If you make the recipe above you may not have to freeze much, if any.
Suggestions for eating:
Plain - warm or cold
On ice cream - warmed up and with caramel
And any other way you can think of!!