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An angled view of three apple pancakes with syrup drizzled over top and fresh berries on the side.
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Apple Pancakes

Fluffy, tender, and cozy, these Apple Pancakes are the perfect fall weather breakfast.  Full of incredible cinnamon and apple flavor, these pancakes come together quickly with a few simple ingredients. This delicious but healthy breakfast is perfect for kids and adults.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • Large skillet
  • Grater


  • 1 cup apple peeled and grated
  • 4 tbsp melted butter divided
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sugar divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Optional Garnish:

  • maple syrup
  • warm butter


  • In a small skillet over medium-low heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter, the grated apple, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and the cinnamon. Cook until the apples have become tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add the milk and eggs. Whisk to combine.
  • Fold in the wet ingredients along with the cooked apple into the dry ingredients and mix until just barely combined. Make sure you do not overmix, a few lumps in the mixture are a good thing.
  • In a large pan over medium-low heat add 1 tablespoon of butter and ¼ cup of the pancake mixture. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until you see bubbles starting to come to the surface of the pancakes. Flip and cook another 1 to 2 minutes until pancakes are golden.
  • Serve with additional warm butter and maple syrup.


  • Careful not to overmix the batter as you’ll develop the gluten in the batter, leading to chewy instead of fluffy pancakes.
  • I recommend using a large ice cream scoop or measuring cup to measure the batter to transfer to the skillet. This helps keep the pancakes uniform and cook evenly.
  • If you are making a large batch of apple pancakes and want to keep them warm as you cook, you can turn your oven to 200F. Then, add the pancakes to a sheet pan or oven-safe plate and place them in the oven until ready to serve.
  • Be sure to allow the skillet to heat up before adding the batter. If the skillet isn’t hot, the pancakes won’t brown properly. 
  • Make sure the skillet isn’t on high heat, as the exterior of the pancakes will burn before the middle cooks through. 
  • Don’t overcrowd the skillet. You want enough room for the pancakes to cook, or they might blend into each other. You also want enough space to be able to flip the pancakes easily.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 703IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg