This one had me at “Apple”…I am an apple girl.
I had no idea what a Matafan was but I was willing to try it :). Many of my fellow bakers had already baked this one so I knew we would be in for a treat. A Matafan is described to be a cross between a crepe and a griddle cake…basically a pancake. It was different though. I was expecting it to have the consistency of a pancake and we thought it was denser, more like a sponge cake. Regardless of what it is, one thing is for certain, we all loved it and thought it was delicious. On the plus side, very easy to make. I would think it would be perfect for a brunch or family breakfast. Not too much work and not too much bake time. We actually had it for dinner the night I baked it along with some bacon. Not sure if it was the Matafan or the addition of the bacon, but my husband thought breakfast for dinner was great that night! 🙂
We did take the advice offered from those who baked this recipe first, that it is best with the maple syrup that was listed as optional. I tried a bite first without and it was good but somewhat bland. Once I added just a little syrup it really took this to a new level. This one is a keeper!