Pancakes with Apple Compote for Rosh Hashanah

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Pancakes with Apple Compote for Rosh Hashanah!

It’s fall and I’m eating up everything apple and everything spice. With the Jewish high holidays coming up this weekend I was trying to think of how to incorporate all these fall feelings into a special treat for the blog! For the big Jewish holidays I like to make a special or unique treat that plays off of a traditional treat of that holiday. So for Rosh Hashanah this year I decided to play off of the customary apple cake and instead make apple pancakes! Most Rosh Hashanah cakes are made with fresh apples and honey to represent the hopes for a fruitful and sweet upcoming year. So, I created a spiced pancake with buttered brown sugar apples and topped with honey maple granola to kick off a super sweet new year and a happy fall!

Jewish Food:

As you may know from my other Jewish recipes posts, my strongest connection with Judaism is the relation with food and culture, which mostly came from my relationship with my grandmother on my father’s side (aka my Jewish side). This recipe however was particularly fun because I got to make these pancakes on a trip back to California and share them with my family. Although my grandmother is no longer with us, I made these pancakes extra sweet in memory of her.

So whether you are making this for Rosh Hashanah or just for a fun breakfast on the weekend, I hope that these meet your needs for all things fall, apple, and honey! If you try out this recipe be sure to post a pic to Instagram (or any social media) and tag me on insta. Or if you love a different Rosh Hashanah recipe, let me know about that too in the comments below!

(makes enough for 6+ people, you can freeze extra pancakes and jar granola)

Ingredients for Pancakes with Apple Compote:

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • eggs
  • butter (2 sticks)
  • milk

Ingredients for Buttered Brown Sugar Apples:

  • apples, peeled and sliced
  • butter (1 stick)
  • brown sugar
  • cornstarch
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ginger

Ingredients for Honey Spiced Granola:

  • oats
  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • all spice
  • ginger
  • cloves

How to make Pancakes with Apple Compote:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl whisk all the wet ingredients together. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until mixed well.
  2. On a medium hot heat, warm your griddle or pan on the stove. Using a scoop or ¼ measuring cup, pour batter onto the heated surface. Once the pancake starts to bubble all over, flip and allow it to cook on the other side.
  3. Remove once cooked through and store on a plate, cover with a towel or napkin to keep in heat.

How to make Buttered Brown Sugar Apples:

  1. In a large saucepan heat butter until melted. Add brown sugar until dissolved. Once dissolved, add cornstarch to thicken and spices. Once cornstarch has mixed in thoroughly, add the apples.
  2. Let apples simmer in the mixture and continue to cook until they have completely softened.

How to make Honey Spiced Granola:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325° F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients and spices in a small ingredient bowl.
  3. In a larger bowl mix the oats, flour, and brown sugar. Then add the wet ingredient mixture into the dry mix.
  4. Lay the mix onto the baking sheet and pop into the oven for 10 minutes. Then rotate and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Allow the granola to cool and break up the pieces of granola.

How to assemble Apple Pancakes:

  1. Place pancakes on your plate, add apples and sauce they cooked in.
  2. Top with a bit of granola, or layer each pancake for even more juicy flavors!
  3. Enjoy!

Other Breakfast Recipes to Try:

apple granola pancakes with caramel drippings
apple granola pancakes
apple granola pancakes with granola on a spoon
apple granola pancakes close up

Apple Pancakes

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 people
Author: Amanda Wilens

Ingredients

Pancake:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 4 cups milk room temperature
Buttered Brown Sugar Apples:
  • 6 granny smith apples peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
Honey Spiced Granola:
  • cup oats
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp all spice
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp cloves

Instructions

Pancakes:

  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl whisk all the wet ingredients together. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until mixed well.
  • On a medium hot heat, warm your griddle or pan on the stove. Using a scoop or ¼ measuring cup, pour batter onto the heated surface. Once the pancake starts to bubble all over, flip and allow it to cook on the other side.
  • Remove once cooked through and store on a plate, cover with a towel or napkin to keep in heat.

Buttered Brown Sugar Apples:

  • In a large saucepan heat butter until melted. Add brown sugar until dissolved. Once dissolved, add cornstarch to thicken and spices. Once cornstarch has mixed in thoroughly, add the apples.
  • Let apples simmer in the mixture and continue to cook until they have completely softened.

Honey Spiced granola:

  • Preheat your oven to 325° F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix all wet ingredients and spices in a small ingredient bowl.
  • In a larger bowl mix the oats, flour, and brown sugar. Then add the wet ingredient mixture into the dry mix.
  • Lay the mix onto the baking sheet and pop into the oven for 10 minutes. Then rotate and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Allow the granola to cool and break up the pieces of granola.

Assembly:

  • Place pancakes on your plate, add apples and sauce they cooked in, and top with a bit of granola! Or layer each pancake for even more juicy flavors.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

– Large batch: This is a very large batch of pancakes. If you are making for a party or gathering, these are great. If not, you can store extra pancakes in the freezer after and jar up your extra apples and granola separately. And refrigerate the apple sauce. 
– Time saving: To save time you can use store bought granola and apple butter. 

Nutrition

Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 4mg
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