Bangladesh Artisans

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

There are more fair trade kitchen staples available than most people realize. Many spices, from everyday basics like black pepper, to the more specialized lemongrass and garam masala, are available at Ten Thousand Villages. When it comes to spices, Cha’s Organics, formerly Arayuma, is our go-to. Their commitment to producers leads to strong, fair trade relationships and products of the highest quality.

When it’s time to reach into our spice cabinet and indulge, we love to make these hearty, satisfying pancakes. The grated apple helps to keep each pancake nicely moist, even after they spend time keeping warm in the oven while the others cook. Serve with fresh fruit, maple syrup, and apple sauce.

Fair Trade Apple Cinnamon Pancakes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon true cinnamon
  • 1 cup coarsely grated apple
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • (optional) 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in apple.
  3. Combine eggs, milk and melted butter in a smaller bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet, and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour small amounts (1/4 cup – 1/2 cup) onto lightly buttered griddle set to medium-hot.
  6. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake.
  7. Carefully flip, and cook pancake until brown on the other side.
  8. Serve warm with hot apple sauce and whipped cream.

Recipe lightly adapted. Recipe and photo used with permission from Mennonite Girls Can Cook. ©2011 Herald Press. All rights reserved.

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