Pancakes make a great meal any time of the day! But are you ready for a twist on the original?
We’ve got a change that will make even the pickiest of eaters happy. And with multiple options for toppings, these pancakes are guaranteed to be a hit.
Continue reading to try this delicious apple cinnamon pancakes recipe!
Grab Your Ingredients
If you enjoy baking, you should have many of these ingredients already! Here are a few pantry items you’ll need.
- baking powder
Next, it’s time to head to the refrigerator and make sure you’ve got these ingredients.
The final ingredients you need are apples, of course! Don’t stress too much about which variety of apples to purchase. Any will do for these yummy apple cinnamon pancakes!
Batter Up! Make Your Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
It’s time to make your apple cinnamon pancakes!
Also, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and set aside. If the butter is too hot when you add it to the mixture, it can create clumps, so it should cool slightly.
Now, you can begin by combining 1 ½ cups flour, 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium bowl.
Using a wooden spoon, make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
Pour in 1 ¼ cup milk, the melted butter, and 1 egg.
Using a whisk, mix well. However, try not to overmix.
Stir in the apples.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. If using an electric skillet, heat to 375 degrees. Add a tablespoon of butter until melted. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to add as many pancakes as will fit easily without running together. Once the edges look done, flip the pancakes so they can cook on the opposite side.
Once they’re finished cooking, remove and add more butter to the skillet for the next round of pancakes.
Serve warm with syrup or topping of your choice.
These apple cinnamon pancakes can be stored in an airtight container for 5 days in the fridge or frozen for 3 months.
Variation: Top Your Pancakes with an Apple Compote
These apple cinnamon pancakes taste even better with a yummy apple compote on top. Try this easy apple compote recipe to round out your pancakes!
- 4 cups of sliced or diced apples
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Peel, core, and dice the apples.
Add all ingredients to a medium pot and toss so the apples are coated.
Bring to a simmer on low heat.
Cover and continue to simmer until the apples begin to turn translucent, approximately 20-30 minutes. If the liquid is a thicker consistency, remove from heat and serve warm or allow to cool to serve. If the liquid is still too loose, continue to simmer with the lid off.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pancake
Looking for help to make the perfect pancake? Here are a few tips and tricks!
- Do not overmix the batter, or the pancakes may come out tough.
- Choose firm and tart apples for the best taste—Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, or Jonagold.
- Use an ice cream scoop or ¼ cup measuring cup to be sure the pancakes are all the same size.
- Use butter on the griddle instead of cooking spray for a richer flavor.
- Cook at about 375 degrees for the perfect pancake.
- Flip the pancake when the edges begin to look cooked and the center bubbles.
- Flip only once, and do not press the pancake down with the spatula.
- The second side usually cooks faster than the first side.
Time to Serve Some Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
That’s everything you need to know to make your delectable apple cinnamon pancakes! How will you serve them for your next breakfast feast?
Did you know we’ve got lots more recipes to feed your whole crew? Check out our Recipes section to find your next great meal!
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and finely diced
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- Before you begin, peel, core, and finely dice the apple. Set aside.
- Also, melt the butter in the microwave and set aside. If it’s too hot, when you add it to the mixture, it can create clumps, so it should cool slightly.
- Now, you can begin by combining flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a large bowl.
- Using a wooden spoon, make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
- Pour in milk, melted butter, and egg.
- Using a whisk, mix well. However, try not to overmix.
- Stir in the apples.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of butter until melted. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to add as many pancakes as will fit easily without running together. Once the edges look done, flip the pancakes so they can cook on the opposite side.
- Once they’re done cooking, remove and add more butter to the skillet for the next round of pancakes.
- Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream, syrup, or powdered sugar. Or try our yummy apple compote recipe listed above!
Store in an airtight container for 5 days in the fridge or freeze for 3 months.
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Laura L. Zimmerman is an author of both indie and traditionally published books. She lives in a tiny rural town in south-central Pennsylvania with her husband, daughters, four adorable kitties, and one energetic puppy!
After earning a BMUS with a Certification in Music Therapy, she decided to homeschool her children. Here she discovered a passion for learning and teaching, which led her to make writing a priority. She currently enjoys reading and writing YA sci-fi and fantasy, as well as middle-grade mysteries.
Having come from a family where cooking wasn’t a priority, she quickly discovered her love of cooking and baking soon after she married. Twenty-three years later it’s still a passion for her as she enjoys creating new recipes for her family and friends. She found her green thumb in the garden soon after her family bought their first house and appreciates the yummy food grown in her own backyard!
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