2 cups – prepared pancake mix (regular or whole-grain)
1/2 cup – old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats (not instant)
2 tablespoons – brown sugar
1 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups – fat free or lowfat milk
2 – eggs
2 tablespoons – butter
2 cups – Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 cup – maple syrup
1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
Heat a griddle to 350°F. In a bowl, stir the pancake mix, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, milk and eggs together until blended (a few lumps are okay). Lightly coat griddle with nonstick spray, then pour 1/3 cup batter per pancake onto griddle. When the pancakes appear dry on the edges and bubbles appear on the surface, turn over with a spatula and continue to cook until done. Serve warm with Apple-Maple Syrup and a glass of milk.
In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add the apple and sauté, stirring often, until apples are soft but not mushy, about 3 minutes. Add the maple syrup, bring to a simmer, and remove from heat.
Recipe and image provided by the Milk Life campaign, representing the nation’s milk companies MilkLife