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Apple Chai Pancakes

Apple Chai Pancakes

Chai-flavored pancakes topped with creamy yogurt sauce
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple chai pancakes, easy breakfast recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 273 kcal
Author Adapted from Ina Garten

Ingredients

PANCAKES

  • 1 cup almond milk unsweeteened
  • 1 Chai-flavored tea bag
  • 1/2 cup plain low fat Stonyfield yogurt
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced apples

TOPPING

  • 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 ounces plain low fat Stonyfield yogurt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Slivered almonds
  • Diced apples

Instructions

  1. Heat almond milk and steep Chai tea bag in it for at least 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Discard tea bag.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together Chai-infused almond milk, yogurt, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, allspice and pepper. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and mix JUST UNTIL COMBINED. (Too much mixing will make dense pancakes. You can even leave the batter lumpy and your pancakes will be extra fluffy.) Gently fold in diced apples.
  4. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Once it’s hot, remove from heat and spray with cooking spray. (Don’t spray near the burner!) Return to heat and use a 1/4 cup measure to pour batter onto griddle. I can fit four pancakes on an 11- x 11-inch griddle. Once pancakes have set on the bottom, flip and cook until golden brown and done in the middle. Remove to a platter and keep warm while you make the remaining pancakes. Spray the griddle with cooking spray (off the heat) before each batch. You should get about 12 pancakes.
  5. Mix together the applesauce and yogurt for the topping. Serve pancakes topped with applesauce-yogurt mixture, a dusting of cinnamon, almonds, and diced apples.

Recipe Notes

Watching Sodium? You may want to omit or reduce the amount of Kosher salt.

Watching Cholesterol? You may want to use an egg substitute or egg whites instead of the whole eggs.

Want to cut some of the Carbs? Make your serving size 2 pancakes instead of 3.