Apple Pancakes are a great way to sneak some healthy fruit into your breakfast routine. These easy pancakes are light, fluffy, and totally easy to make!
Hot breakfasts are a must in The Stay At Home Chef household. We have found that cold cereal just does not cut it to keep our energy levels high enough and our bellies full enough to get by until lunch. Pancakes have always been an inexpensive and delicious way to get in a filling breakfast, but in the fall, we like to mix things up and add in our favorite fall flavors. And boy, do apple pancakes deliver. They are so filling and delicious and full of real apple flavor. You’re going to love them!
How do I know when to flip Easy Apple Pancakes?
Pancakes should be cooked on a flat surface over medium high heat. When bubbles start to form on the top and the edges start to lose their shine, you’ll know it is time to flip. Your pancake should be golden brown on each side.
Sifting your dry ingredients will produce a fluffier pancake. If you are in a hurry, you can skip this step and it will still work, your pancakes just won’t be quite as fluffy.
Can I use whole wheat flour in this recipe?
Yes! Whole wheat flour can be used interchangeably in this recipe. Please keep in mind that the use of whole wheat will make for a more dense pancake. You can use only partial whole wheat to retain a bit of fluffiness.
What kind of syrup should I use?
Maple syrup is a classic topping option for pancakes. Many people also top their pancakes with a pat of butter. You can also use fresh fruit and whipped cream, or other types of syrups. Our personal favorite here at The Stay At Home Chef is our famous Liquid Cinnamon Roll Syrup. It tastes just like a cinnamon roll in liquid form!
Store any leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If frozen, thaw your pancakes in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the microwave in 30 second increments until warmed through.
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Easy Apple Pancakes
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup shredded granny smith apple
- In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Whisk in milk, eggs, applesauce, and cinnamon just until combined. Stir in shredded apple.
- Preheat a flat griddle over medium-high heat.
- Scoop ¼ cup of pancake batter onto griddle. Let pancakes cook until bubbles form before flipping.
- Cook other side until golden brown. Serve hot with syrup.