As complicated as this title seems, it's not really too bad to make. I made most everything the night before and it was extremely smooth. Everything in this recipe works together; its really the epitome of teamwork in action. Added bonus: anyone you make these for will instantly love you - so cook away my friends. It's certainly a perfect weekend recipe - one more reason to look forward to the weekend (unless you're a law student with a paper due and finals coming up that is!) Enjoy & have a wonderful weekend!
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Sugared Walnuts & Bourbon Whipped Cream
*Do these the night or a couple days before; they're seriously good on almost everything!
Adapted from http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotappetizers/r/bl95c12.htm
16 oz. pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 t cinnamon
Turn slow cooker on High for 15 minutes before use. Once slow cooker is hot, stir nuts and butter together. Add in powdered sugar blending until coated evenly. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to low and uncover. Cook uncovered for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, until nuts have a crisp glaze. Transfer to another bowl and add cinnamon. Store for 2-3 weeks in an airtight container.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Bourbon Whipped Cream
Adapted from Foodie Buddha
1 1/2 cup flour
1 T sugar
1 t cinnamon
3 ½ t baking powder
1 1/3 cups milk
1 t vanilla
3 T melted butter
2 T powdered sugar
2t bourbon (optional)
1 c heavy whipping cream
Sift together first four ingredients and place in a bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients and place the milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter. Whisk dry into liquid until mostly combined (a few lumps are won't be problematic).
In a hot greased skillet, pour desired amount of batter (we liked about 1/3 cup) and top with apple slices. When bottom is light brown, flip pancake over and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Yields about 8 medium pancakes.
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mix and whisk until stiff peaks form.
Assembly: pancake, pecans, (butter if desired) syrup topped with whipped cream. Eat & enjoy!