Snoqualmie Falls Lodge is famous for these pancakes and the delicious syrup. The cider makes the pancakes super fluffy and the syrup is so rich and buttery. We recently purchased some of their pancake mix and realized these recipes were generously supplied right there on the side of the bag! How could we not test it out?
Oatmeal Sparkling Cider Pancakes
Makes 5 big fluffy pancakes
2 cups Snoqualmie Falls Lodge Old Fashioned Pancake & Waffle Mix (Not sure if this is available outside the PNW. You can, however, purchase it online here. If not, use your favorite brand or better yet- make your own mix from scratch!)
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup sparkling cider
We added 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract because vanilla is the best thing ever.
In a medium bowl, blend together all ingredients using a wire whisk. For thicker pancakes, allow batter to thicken for 5 minutes. Pour 1/4 cup for each 5' pancake onto a lightly greased griddle or seasoned cast iron pan. Cook until small bubbles cover entire surface or 1 - 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Turn only once. Serve hot with butter and syrup.
Apple cider syrup
3/4 cup apple cider (We used a spiced cider)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup (We substituted clover honey - which is much lighter and the clover gave the syrup an earthier flavor, reminiscent of the mountains and trees outside. You can use regular honey, too.)
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Serve warm.