Thanks to Duraflame for keeping my days cozy and sponsoring this post about Sour Cream and Apple Pancakes!
How to enjoy a rainy weekend morning, in steps.
1.) Light a fire in the fireplace.
2.) Make Sour Cream and Apple Pancakes.
3.) Share pancakes with friends and family.
The fire is easy. Especially with a fire log from Duraflame. It will keep things warm and toasty for about 4 hours, long after you've enjoyed your brunch!
The pancakes? My father in law makes these sour cream and apple pancakes that are ridiculously good. Devilishly good. They are perfection. He serves his with regular maple syrup, but since I'm all about go big or go home, I had to take the real maple syrup to a whole new level and add sour cream to it. Yes. I went there. Sour Cream Maple Syrup. This recipe makes about 6 pancakes, so I suggest doubling it. 🙂
Sour Cream and Apple Pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup sour cream
½ cup whole milk
1 large egg, separated
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for cooking pancakes
1 tart apple, cored and chopped
For sour cream maple syrup:
⅓ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup sour cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted, keep warm.
Preheat oven to 200°F and place a cookie sheet inside. You'll put your pancakes on the sheet as you cook them to keep them warm.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
Whisk together sour cream, milk, egg yolk, and melted butter, add chopped apples and set aside.
Whisk flour mixture into wet mixture.
Whip egg whites until frothy and add to batter.
Brush a nonstick skillet with melted butter and heat over medium heat until hot. Pour about ¼ cup batter per pancake into skillet and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden brown. Flip and cook other side, about 1 minute. Lightly butter skillet between batches as needed.
Serve pancakes with warm sour cream maple syrup.