Apple Pancakes are perfect for your breakfast or brunch. They are loaded with cinnamon and apples and are so light and fluffy. They are so flavorful - you will want to make them every weekend!
Fall is here…I don’t know where you live but I live in New York where fall is one of the prettiest seasons of the year…if not the prettiest. The leaves on the trees are so colorful and the cool crisp air feels so nice.
And what better to wake up to on a crisp morning than with a stack of these apple pancakes with maple syrup drizzling down the sides of them!
When autumn comes around, the farmer's market is a great place to visit with so many colorful fruits and vegetables to choose from. At the top of our list are apples and pears. If you have a farmers market close to you, check it out!
This Apple Pancake recipe is my husband’s favorite pancake recipe. He is the pancake maker in our house…why is it that in so many houses, it is the dad making the pancakes?!
- milk (we usually use skim or almond milk)
- vegetable oil
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- ground cinnamon
- a medium-sized apple
- maple syrup and/or butter as toppings (optional)
We like to use maple syrup and a little butter to top off our pancakes. Other great toppings you can try are fresh sliced apples, honey, cinnamon, or caramel sauce.
Why you should make Apple Pancakes:
The recipe is easy to make.
Many, if not all, of the ingredients, might already be in your kitchen.
The baking powder in this recipe makes the pancakes light and fluffy.
The apple flavor makes this one of the best pancakes!
This recipe uses ground cinnamon which goes together so well with apples!
How to make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:
Heat your griddle to medium heat (350°F).
Beat the eggs in a large bowl and add in the milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk the ingredients together.
Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to the egg mixture. Mix the ingredients together with a spatula or large spoon. The batter should be medium consistency...not too thin yet not too thick.
Peel your apple and finely dice it. Make sure to discard any apple seeds. Gently fold the diced apples into the pancake batter.
Using a ladle or large spoon, drop the pancake batter onto the preheated griddle to make about a three-inch circle for each pancake (or whatever size you prefer). Make sure to leave about an inch between each pancake so that you have room to get the spatula under each pancake.
Cook the pancakes for two to three minutes on each side. Flip the pancakes with a spatula once the bottom side is slightly browned.
Recipe Tip: The top of the pancakes will start to make small bubbles once they are ready to be flipped over. Another way to check if they are ready to be flipped is to lift the edge of the pancakes with the spatula. If the bottoms of the pancakes are slightly brown, flip them over.
Once the pancakes are flipped, let them cook until the bottom is done. Lift the edges with your spatula to see if they have slightly browned after two to three minutes. Once they are slightly browned on both sides, they are done.
Serve the pancakes warm with maple syrup and/or butter or your favorite toppings. They are so good, you could eat them without any toppings!
When making the pancakes, make sure your griddle is heated before you start making them. Here’s a little trick to tell when your pan is ready…sprinkle a few drops of water on the pan. If the water quickly disappears, the pan is heated enough to make your pancakes.
A good way to tell when the first side is done is when you see bubbles on the top of the pancake. You can also lift the edge of the pancakes up a little with your spatula to take a peek to make sure they are slightly browned.
This recipe makes about 32-36 pancakes when made about 3 inches round. How many you get depends on how big you make the pancakes.
Looking for more delicious apple recipes?
Have you tried my Apple Pie recipe yet? If you haven’t yet, give it a try soon! It is a hit in my house and it makes a great holiday dessert!
I make my apple pie with a delicious crumb topping instead of another crust on top. The original apple pie recipe comes from my mother-in-law. I love those family recipes that are handed down.
I think it might be one of the easiest pies to make…seriously! And it really is sooo good!
If you make these Apple Pancakes or any of my recipes, let me know how you like it by leaving a comment/rating below. Thanks so much and have a great day!
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups milk (we use skim or almond milk)
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablepsoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 medium sized apple, peeled and finely diced
- maple syrup and/or butter as toppings, optional
- Heat your griddle to medium heat (350 degrees).
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add in the milk, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk ingredients together.
- Add the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix the ingredients together with a large spoon or spatula. Gently fold in the finely diced apples.
- Using a ladle, drop the pancake batter onto heated griddle to make about a three inch circle for each pancake. (Or whatever size pancake you prefer)
- Flip pancakes over once they are slightly browned (cook each side about 2-3 minutes).
- Serve warm with syrup and/or butter.
Update Note: This recipe was originally posted earlier in 2018, but was published again in 2020 to include step-by-step directions and new photos.