Whisk together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and set aside.
In another bowl whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk, oil and vanilla extract until smooth.
Gradually whisk in the dry mixture until thoroughly incorporated and smooth (but do not overmix). Set aside while you prepare the apples.
Core and peel then coarsely grate the apples and stir into the pancake batter.
In a large non-stick pan heat up approx. 2 teaspoons of oil then lower the heat and make the pancakes (use 1.5 tbsp of batter per pancake). Fry the pancakesover a fairly low heat for about 3 minutes on one side until lightly browned (and bubbles appear on top) then turn them over and fry for about 2 more minutes.
Serve immediately. (Keep the pancakes covered so they stay warm while you wait for the next batch to cook).
Use sweet rather than sour tasting apples (Gala, McIntosh, Cox, Golden Delicious etc).
It is important to grate the apples just before adding into the batter - they are prone to discoloration.
Do NOT overstir the batter - stir just to combine.
You can prepare the batter ahead but without adding the apples. Refrigerate the batter, covered, overnight and stir in the grated apple just before making the pancakes. You may also need to add a drop of milk if the batter thickens.
It is important to fry the pancakes over a fairly low heat so they cook on the inside and do not brown too quickly. These apple pancakes are quite moist even after cooking.
I recommend using a large non-stick pan for frying the pancakes. Do not overcrowd the pan (make 3-4 pancakes at a time).
Best served immediately.
Polish apple pancakes tend to be served with icing sugar (powdered sugar), but they are also delicious with maple syrup, homemade fruit compote or a dollop of flavoured yogurt.
For a healthy twist try using a combination of whole wheat/wholemeal and plain/all-purpose flours.
Use either natural yogurt, Greek yogurt or Skyr.
Vanilla extract can be swapped for vanilla bean paste.
Refrigerate leftover pancakes in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Pop in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.