Monday, September 27, 2010

Mini Pancake Bites and Apple Picking!

Yesterday was an exciting day for me, cooking wise. My new apron (by Boojiboo on etsy) arrived this week, so I got to wear it to make Mini Pancake Bites!

I've been looking forward to these since I first saw the
post on Bakerella
about a month back.

Mini Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins
from Bakerella

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Sift together with a wire whisk.
In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until just combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips. Reserve a few chips to sprinkle on the tops.
Bake for 8-9 minutes.
Makes 24 mini pancake muffins.

Let cool slightly and remove from the pan. You may need to use a toothpick around the edges to separate the pancake muffins from the pan.
Serve immediately with warmed butter if you like or even just with maple syrup.



Of course, I forgot to sprinkle chocolate chips on the first two pans. So they look a little more boring. Still taste great!!

Brian decided that he could fix the missin' chips issue.
Look, its happy to see you!

Fill the mini muffin cups about two thirds of the way. They're small, so its hard to be exact. I wound up with four extra minis, but I won't complain. ;)

After that excitement, we went apple picking!! SO there are apple recipes to look forward too!! Like my 5 star apple pie. And apple cobbler. And baked apples. And apple and cheese stuffed chicken. I am so excited!!!
It was however wicked hot for apple picking. It was forecast to be 83 degrees, so we were sweating. No shade, no breeze, definitely not your expected fall weather.

We did see some pretty awesome stuff though, despite the heat.

Pears! They were out of season already when I went last year. This was the first fruit picked of the day.

We stood in a pretty amazingly short line for apple cider donuts and carmel apples.

A teeny tiny apple that Beth picked.

The bunnies were really feeling the heat. Too hot to move! Though we did witness one sit on top of another... who was too hot to move. XD

I just love this dragonfly that Brian got some awesome shots of;

All in all? Some very happy apple pickers.

Joyfully yours,


  1. You are too cute! :)

    I can't wait for apple and cheese stuffed chicken! And I've got an A-Mazing apple cake recipe from Martha Stewart if you've got any apples left over and you don't know what to do with them! :)


  2. What a darling apron! It looks great with that happy smile! I loved getting to see the mini-pancakes - they look like fun (and might travel well, for eating on the way to work!). The apple picking adventure looks fun, too, but I did feel sorry for the sweet bunnies. Nice photos - I see some I MUST BEG OF YOU!

  3. 1. That apron is hot. I'm jealous!
    2. Those muffins look AWESOME!!
    3. I want a caramel apple now! Jealous of your fall. Stupid hot AZ.

  4. Anna: I just made up an apple cake recipe! I was pretty pleased, but I'd love to compare it to Martha's. ;)

    They would travel well, if you don't dip them! Let me know which ones you want me to email you.

    Miss Jaster:
    1) I wanted it last year, and finally bought it for myself. Its from boojiboo on etsy... she has some adorable stuff!
    2) Thank you! I borrowed the idea, and I am completely smitten with tiny food. :D
    3) I definitely don't miss the lack of seasons in AZ! Luckily it doesn't have to be cold to have caramel apples.



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