Apple Pecan Pancakes

1 c. flour
2 T. brown sugar
2 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
½ t. cinnamon
¾ c. (plus 2 t.) milk
2 eggs (separated)
1 t. vanilla extract
½ c. apples (peeled, finely chopped)
½ c. plus ¼ c. pecans (chopped)

In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in milk, egg yolks and vanilla. Add apples and ½ cup pecans. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold into batter. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto a hot, greased griddle or skillet. Turn when bubbles begin to form and the edges are golden. Cook until the second side is golden, then serve topped with remaining pecans and a favorite syrup.