Apple Griddle Cakes

2 large cooking apples, such as Jonathan or Granny Smith, peeled, if desired, and finely chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 slightly beaten egg
1 1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons cooking oil or melted butter
*Cooking oil for greasing the griddle
*Unsweetened applesauce can be served in place of syrup but is optional


*Combine the chopped apples and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl and then set aside.
*In a second bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
*In a third bowl, combine the egg, milk and the oil and then add the egg mixture to the second bowl containing the dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
*Add the apple mixture stirring gently. The batter is going to be lumpy, but don't worry about it.
*Grease the griddle or frying pan lightly and then place over medium heat until a few drops of water bounce on the surface.
*Measure out the batter. Each griddle cake should be about 1/4 cup.
*Each griddle cake will cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the next side. If sticking begins to occur, add a little more oil and continue until all of the griddle cakes are ready to serve.

Interesting Facts About Pancakes

*In Newfoundland, tiny items are added to the batter (just before lent) for fortune telling purposes.

*In 1999, 40,000 people were served pancakes as part of a pancake breakfast! I wonder just how many pancakes that would have added up to?? If three pancakes were prepared for each person, that would be somewhere around 120,000 pancakes! And then you can't help but wonder just how much syrup would have been needed!

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