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German pancake with apples

There are about 360,000 apple trees in Georgia. North Georgia has more apple orchards that any other part of the state. Gilmer County considers itself the Apple Capitol of Georgia.

The apple season lasts from July to December. Favorite varieties include Rome, Delicious, Winesap, Fuji, Jonagold and Granny Smith. We celebrate National Apple Month in October.

An average apple has 80 calories and about 4 grams of fiber if you eat the skin. Apples provide small amounts of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

Apfelpfannkuchen Recipe

An apfelpfannkuchen is a German pancake (pfannkuchen) topped with apples (apfel). This healthy breakfast dish is especially good for a brunch or as a special breakfast after a morning workout.

To make it more heart healthy, use low cholesterol egg substitute instead of whole eggs. Serves four.


  • 1 cup, nonfat milk
  • 2/3 cup, all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs or 1/2 cup, low cholesterol egg substitute
  • 3 tablespoons, granulated sugar
  • Non-stick vegetable spray

Apple filling:

  • 2 cups, sliced apples
  • 3 tablespoons, brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon, cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine milk, flour, eggs and sugar in a blender, and whip on high until completely smooth. 
  • Spray a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick spray and pour in batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes until puffy and brown.
  • Combine apples, sugar and cinnamon in a small, microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Spoon apple filling into center of the pfannkuchen. (The baked pancake will collapse shortly after being removed from the oven.) Cut into four servings.

Nutrition information
With two eggs (per serving): 223 calories, 43 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 107 milligrams cholesterol, 63 milligrams sodium, 2 grams fiber.

With low cholesterol egg substitute (per serving): 202 calories, 43 grams, carbohydrates, 7 grams protein, less than 1 gram fat, no saturated fat, no
cholesterol, 86 milligrams sodium, 2 grams fiber.