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Power Pancakes with Apricots Power Pancakes with Apricots
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Power Pancakes with Apricots

Makes: 2-3 servings (about 18 3-inch pancakes)

INGREDIENTS

Pancakes
1 cup | 250 ml spelt flour
1 tsp | 5 mg cinnamon
1.5 tsp | 7.5 mg baking powder
1 cup | 250 ml instant powdered milk
1 cup | 250 ml water
4 dried apricots
Oil or butter for frying

Apricot Syrup
4 dried apricots
3 tbsp | 30 ml honey
1 cup | 250 ml water

DIRECTIONS

Before your trip
Mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder and powdered milk together in an airtight bag. Store other ingredients in individual bags.

At your campsite
Soak all 8 apricots in 1 cup of water (overnight is ideal), and then cut into strips. Skim out half of the apricot strips and add to the flour mixture along with 1 cup water. Stir and set aside while you make the syrup.

Apricot syrup: Mix the honey with the remaining 4 apricots and the water. Boil over a high heat until sauce begins to thicken. Leave to cool slightly (and thicken).

Pancakes: Preheat your pan over medium high heat; and oil/butter once the pan is hot. Drop batter in small rounds (3-inches) onto pan and fry, flipping the pancakes once bubbles appear and cooking other side. Pile up your pancakes and top with the apricot syrup.

Insider’s Tips 

  • Dried cranberries, dates, raisins (no need to rehydrate any of these), a chopped up apple, or even a couple of spoons of granola could replace the apricots in the batter. 
  • The syrup could be made with multiple fruits (fresh and dried combination works well) to create a "compote" using honey to sweeten, if needed.