Heart-Shaped Apple Pancakes with Whiskey Butter & Syrup

There’s something so special about a weekend brunch. I’ve always felt it was a form of self-care because it tastes delicious, is indulgent, and feels like a necessary luxury. But what I love even more is making time for a weekend brunch on a weekday. Whether it is for my birthday or a holiday {like Valentine’s Day}, making time for pancakes on a lazy weekday morning is absolutely worth waking up early for {or playing hooky}. This year, for my favorite holiday in February, I am making heart-shaped apple pancakes with a whiskey butter & whiskey syrup. I decided to spice up our pancakes recently by adding in fresh green apples {one apple with a 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cooked on the stove}, which gave it just the right amount of sweetness. I also made whiskey butter {1/2 teaspoon whiskey to 1/8 cup butter, whipped together with a spoon until blended} and a whiskey syrup {1.5 teaspoons whiskey to 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons sugar, warmed together over the stove, and stirred} to make the slightly girly breakfast feel just a tad more masculine. I’m making it again this morning for Valentine’s Day, and once again serving them as hearts {just use a cookie cutter to shape the pancakes}, which is a simple addition that makes them feel just a little prettier. I hope it inspires you for your next brunch, be it on a weekend or a weekday!

Pancake Mix
One Apple
How to Make it:
Pancakes {Whiskey butter and syrup recipe above}
Makes six pancakes –
1. Chop up one apple, and warm it over the stove with 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar.
2. Add it into the pancake mix.
3. Pour the batter into the heart-shaped cookie cutter.
4. Flip over.
5. Enjoy!

x Paris