Monthly Mingle “Americana” – Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

by Jenn on September 26, 2012

in Breakfast,Gluten Free

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

I’ve always associated American classics with my favorite childhood memories – and in my own personal life experience, nothing is more quintessentially Americana than New England in the Fall.  That means maple sugar candy, walking along the rocky coastline of the Cape, apple cinnamon fritters at the local cider mill, watching the leaves change to bright vibrant oranges and reds, picking apples at the local orchard, and taking trips up into the Green and White Mountains with family.  So this month, when I have the wonderful pleasure of hosting Monthly Mingle, a themed blog hop invented by the lovely Meeta of What’s for Lunch Honey, I chose the theme of Americana, for celebrating all of the great American classics of cuisine.

One of my favorite New England childhood memories is going camping with my family, and we would cook up a feast that would rival many of our favorite classics at home, including pancakes (yes, pancakes while camping!). And seriously, what can be more fun than making excellent seasonal breakfast goodness amid such beautiful scenery?

Chocorua Camping Village, New Hampshire

If there is one time I miss being in the States more than any other, it’s now, as Fall is approaching….

So anyways before I wax poetic too much about old memories… back to Americana tastiness – Apples are at the core (hahah) of American classic cuisine, especially in New England – and to me there is no better homage to Autumn than a pancake breakfast full of apple goodness.  And all that chestnut flour just adds a nuttiness that pairs so well with the apples. Happy Fall and I hope you enjoy!

And if you want to participate in this month’s Monthly Mingle with your own Americana post, there’s still time! Check out my announcement post for further details :)