Why make pancakes when you can make apple pancake rings? Perfect for brunch, lunch or for appetizers at a kids' party. Choose a firm apple like Granny Smith, Ambrosia or Gala apples for a snack that's easy to grab and eat without a plate.
3/4cupwhole wheat flour
¼cupground flax seed
5-6applesGranny Smith, Ambrosia, Gala
In large bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
Wash apples. If using apple peeling/slicing machine, core and slice apples into rounds. Peeling is optional. Or use an apple corer to remove core from center of apple then cut apples into 1/4 inch thin slices horizontally to form circles.
Dip apple slices (4 to 5 at a time) into batter. Use a fork to lift apples out allowing some of the batter to drip off so center holes do not fill with batter. Place rings on hot, lightly greased griddle or fry pan.
When the top side starts to look dry, flip and cook the other side until golden.