2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup Maple Sugar or Vanilla Bean Sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
1 ¾ cups milk (plus up to 1/4 cup extra if needed)
¼ cup melted butter
2 teaspoons Madagascar Vanilla Extract Or Maple Extract
1 large egg
Combine together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and Apple Pie Spice in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add the milk, melted butter, vanilla and egg.
Use a wire whisk to blend the wet ingredients together first before slowly folding them into the dry ingredients. Mix together until well incorporated. Some lumps might remain but that’s okay.
The batter will be thick and creamy in but if it’s too thick and doesn’t pour smoothly -- fold a couple more tablespoons of milk into the batter at a time until it reaches the right consistency. Allow the batter to rest while heating up your griddle.
Lightly butter a hot nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan and spread out gently into a round shape with the back of your ladle or measuring cup.
When the underside is golden, and bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip with a spatula and cook until golden. Serve with Apple Compote and warm maple syrup.
Warm Apple Compote
1 1/2 cups apples diced (about 3 apples)
1 teaspoon Saigon Cinnamon or Apple Pie Spice
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
In a small bowl add diced apples. Pour in cinnamon and stir. Set aside. On medium heat, using a medium size pot melt your butter. Add brown sugar and stir till the sugar has dissolved. Add cinnamon and apples. Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes or until apples are soft.