Use real maple syrup to make the scrumptious applesauce topping for these buckwheat flapjacks. Yum-o!
- 8 medium McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 3/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1 box buckwheat pancake mix (prepare according to package directions)
- Nonstick cooking spray (as needed)
Pre-heat oven to 250ºF.
In a medium saucepot, add the apples, cinnamon stick and cider and cook over medium to medium-low heat until the apples break down and become a chunky sauce, 12-15 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup reserve over low heat.
While the apples are simmering, prepare eight buckwheat pancakes according to package directions on a griddle top or in a large nonstick sauté pan using the cooking spray to keep the flapjacks from sticking. Keep the finished flapjacks warm in low oven.
When pancakes are ready to serve, remove cinnamon stick from sauce and layer two flapjacks with lots of homemade apple-maple sauce. Yum-o!