My kids have always loved breakfast for dinner. Not sure why that is--maybe because it feels a little different? It's a win-win for me, because usually those meals are easy to prepare (at least the recipes I use) and not terribly time intensive. I love this Apple Puff Pancake recipe because it's made with only a few ingredients, usually things I have on hand--eggs, milk, a few apples. It takes just a few minutes to prepare, and you pop it in the oven for 20 minutes. My kids always gobble this up!
I start by melting 1/2 a stick of butter in a 9"x13" pan, while the oven preheats. Then I peel and slice the apples and arrange on top of the butter. I just use whatever apples I have on hand--I've tried several different kinds, and have liked them all. Then I blend the eggs, milk, white sugar, and vanilla--I gradually add the flour at the end until it's incorporated.
Then you (slowly!) pour the mixture over the apples, and it looks like this:
Finally, I sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the top and bake. I let it set for a few minutes before slicing.
I didn't get a good photo after it baked--we were all so hungry that it was gobbled up pretty quickly, but here's a picture of what was left! (Not the most appetizing looking, I know, but you'll love it!)
This makes good leftovers for breakfast the next day--it heats up in the microwave just fine.
Makes a great breakfast (or dinner)!
APPLE PUFF PANCAKE:
1/2 stick butter
1 1/2 c milk
4 T white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
3 apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 - 1/2 c brown sugar (I usually use somewhere in between)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425, and melt butter in a 9"x13" pan.
Arrange apple slices over the melted butter. Blend the eggs, milk, white sugar, and vanilla. Gradually add the flour until incorporated. Slowly pour over the apple slices.
Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until set. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!