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Christmas Morning Skillet Apple Pancake

There is no meal I like to plan more than break­fast. On an aver­age day, I start think­ing about our morn­ing dish right after I set­tle into my sheets. There­fore, Christ­mas break­fast is like a full-out orgasm of thought for me. As you already know, I don't turn down an oppor­tu­nity to make pan­cakes. How­ever, on Christ­mas morn­ing, I so don't want to stand at a grid­dle flip­ping the things all morn­ing. I'd rather be test­ing out Scarlett's new toys with her. I'm already look­ing for­ward to hav­ing a full-on dance party once she gets the disco port that lights up to the beat of her music. So I rely on lit­tle good­ies like this skil­let pan­cake to pro­vide the same break­fast coma with­out all the effort.

Using pantry sta­ples whizzed up in a blender, you really can't go wrong with this recipe. You can also freestyle this dish and top it with your favorite fruit. Scar­lett is a big fan of Gala apples so it's how we like to fin­ish our caker. I think I'll even cook up some of the blue­berry maple break­fast sausage I get from Whole Foods. Obvi­ously, we'll have some great tunes play­ing while I cook every­thing up.

Photo by Maya Visnyei

Christ­mas Morn­ing Skil­let Apple Pancake

2 table­spoons unsalted but­ter
1 large gala apple, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup spelt flour
4 eggs
2 table­spoons sugar
1/2 tea­spoon vanilla extract
1 tea­spoon ground cin­na­mon
1/4 tea­spoon salt
confectioner's sugar (optional)


Pre­heat your oven to 450 and posi­tion your rack in the mid­dle of the oven.

Place 1 table­spoon but­ter in skil­let over medium heat and melt. Add the apple wedges to skil­let and cook, flip­ping once, until they begin to soften, about 3 to 5 min­utes. Remove apple wedges from skil­let and place on a plate.

Mean­while, melt the other table­spoon of but­ter. Place but­ter, milk, flour, eggs sugar, vanilla and salt in blender and mix until you cre­ate a smooth bat­ter. Pour the mix into the skil­let on the oven. Allow the bat­ter to set for about a minute and then arrange your apple slices in a cir­cu­lar pat­tern on top of the batter.

Trans­fer skil­let from stove top to the oven and bake for about 15 or until pan­cake is puffed and golden brown. Remove skil­let from oven.

Dust with confectioner's sugar and serve. Be care­ful of the hot skil­let at the table.



  1. So sim­ple & so beau­ti­ful. I don't own a skil­let but I'm tempted to try and make this in a reg­u­lar pan right away. Do you think it would work?

  2. That is one big pan­cake! Looks yummy and I will have to try this!

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