I found this recipe idea via Pinterest, but it originated with Carla Hall (former Top Chef contestant and current panelist on The Chew, a talk/cooking show): apple pancake rings. Quite a cute idea.
I didn't follow her recipe exactly, but instead used it as inspiration. I made a simple (perhaps the simplest) pancake batter, a la Jamie Oliver: 1 cup self-rising flour, 1 cup milk, 1 egg, pinch of salt. Then I peeled and cored 2 local Malang apples and thinly, thinly sliced them into rings using my mandoline slicer. I threw the rings into the batter to coat, and then cooked them as I would normal pancakes, on a hot skillet with a little bit of butter.
So good! The apple softens up a bit as it cooks, but still maintains a bit of crunch for texture. Awesome.