Ain’t nuttin’ better than some fatty fat healthy pancakes! Am I right or am I right? For some reason I (always) feel the need for a serious breakfast. Waffle House has spoiled me over the years (the All-Star). How are their waffles so good anyways? That’s beside the point. Let me not tempt you guys anymore then I’m tempting myself right now. Let’s just forget about the fact that I just mentioned Waffle House on my gluten free, egg free, dairy free, soy free, junk free site. Let’s…
Let’s also forget about the fact that I tend to do my cheating at Waffle House. I know, I know. That’s disgusting(ly delicious). I’m just such a breakfast girl. I tell ya, I was raised right!! I could eat breakfast for any meal of the day…and that happens a lot. Who’s with me!?
You won’t need to be tempted by Waffle House after eating these Plantain Apple Fritters. ‘Cuz they good! Real good! With r e a l ingredients!!! You’re saying there’s something other than real ingredients? Actually, yes. Kinda gross to think about, I know. So let’s not. Let’s just enjoy this moment…the very pleasing aroma of warm cinnamon and vanilla, plantains and apples, shear yumminess.
I know you might think that I say this a lot, but this recipe was one of my husbands favorites. I swear the words come out of his mouth every time I inform you guys of it. Otherwise, he would be sure to call me out. Or, or, I’m just seeing if he actually reads my posts ;P
I’d have to say that my husband likes all of the pancakes that I make. He is used to the box pancakes, which taste just like that. A box. Ugh. Why!? And how!? I just don’t get. I guess I’ve always been the spoiled one.
Needless to say, these Plantain Apple Fritters are amazing. My little guy enjoyed them just as much as Daddy. Despite the double batch, none were left. Looks like I’ll be doing a triple batch next go round.
If you’ve been following me, you know my love for our local store Olive Basket. You should check your neighborhood for something similar. Olive Basket is basically a huge tasting room for premium artisan olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. The possibilities are endless! And delicious!!
In todays recipe, I used their Honey Ginger White Balsamic. It adds just a little kick. I figure I’m going to add a vinegar, why not add some flavor with it. I use my Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic quite often in baking. It really adds a punch of vanilla!! It’s also great on ice cream and strawberries. Like I said, the possibilities are endless. They recommend pairings as well…which is great for close minded people 🙂 I swear I’m not hatin’ on ya. If it weren’t for you, creative people would just be average! So, thanks 🙂
These oils and vinegars really take salads to the next level too! I can be sooo lazy about making salads at the house. Salads taste way better when someone else makes them.
And then I came across Olive Basket. An amazing dressing changes a lot about a salad. Heck, just give me some greens and a good salad dressing…that’s all I need.
- Preheat your griddle to 300F. Or preheat a pan on medium low heat.
- Place all of the ingredients EXCEPT the apples in a blender. Blend until nice and smooth.
- Pour the batter into a bowl and fold in the shredded apple.
- I use an ice cream scoop (or you could use a ¼ c measuring cup) to measure out the batter. Scoop out onto your preheated griddle (or pan). Use the bottom side of the scoop (or measuring cup) to flatten out the batter for a more even cooking process. We want these fritters to be on the smaller side. It makes them easier to flip and quicker to cook! Each side will cook for about 5 minutes. Do a little double check after a few minutes to make sure they aren't burning. You might need to turn the heat down a little. The longer they cook the less gooey (in the middle) they will be.
- Top with some ghee, cinnamon and maple syrup. Enjoy!!
Are you looking for more ways to use up all those plantains you purchased? Try these Plantain Buns!! Make them savory to go with dinner or sweet to have with breakfast.