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Pancakes for dinner? Yes, please! Carolyn Astfalk shares a fruit-filled pancake recipe a middle-schooler can cook.

This simple meal was a perfect use for our remaining apples. We tripled the recipe for our family of six, and it was more than enough. Most of us preferred the powdered sugar to the maple syrup, but it was delicious both ways.

The batter is thin and these cook up a lot like crepes. The key to keeping them from being a mound of apples on a crepe is to slice the apples thin.

I helped with the apple peeling and coring, but otherwise my 12-year-old prepared these herself.

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Polish Apple Pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tbsp. oil
5 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
Confectioners’ sugar or syrup

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, lightly beat egg; add milk and oil. Add dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Fold in apples.

Pour batter by ½ cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle and spread to form 5-inch circles. Turn when bubbles form. Cook the second side until golden brown and apples are tender. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar or serve with syrup.

A fruit-filled pancake recipe a middle-schooler can cook. #catholicmom



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