Microwave Magic: Fresh Apple Pancake Topping
This is so easy, it feels like a magic trick. Take two apples and… abracadabra! Five minutes later, you have a delicious Cinnamon Maple Apple Topping for your pancakes, waffles or French toast. The combination of baked apple, maple and cinnamon results in a a warm, autumn-like flavor that adds a cozy, fresh finish to almost any breakfast.
Cinnamon Maple Apple Pancake Topping (In The Microwave)
- 2 medium apples
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 3 dashes of cinnamon
Peel, core and slice the apples. Place in a microwave safe bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Toss to coat. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup. Serve warm.
For these pancakes, I used Granny Smith apples to make the topping. They’re sweet and just a little bit tart. Their flavor really comes out when you mix them with sugar and maple syrup. For the finishing touch, I added a little dab of whipped cream to the top of the stack. It was better than apple pie.
Just look at how homemade apple topping turns a bowl of boring oatmeal into a breakfast delight. I like to sprinkle a Tablespoon or two of granola over the baked apples so you get a little crunch. Of course, a dab of whipped cream works here too.
Any topping that’s good on pancakes will usually be equally awesome on a waffle or French toast. For the waffle shown here, I drizzled just a little extra maple syrup so each dimple of the waffle had plenty of flavor.
This topping also makes a great filling for crepes. It’s terrific on toast in place of jam. It’s even good just on its own… with maybe a dab of whipped cream. Is it clear yet that I like whipped cream?
This recipe is so easy and it really does turn plain breakfast fare into something special. I hope you’ll give it a try.