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Apple Pie Pancakes

These Apple Pie Pancakes are a new favorite pancake recipe in our house.

Apple Pie Pancakes -

We are 100%, without a doubt, with absolute certainty, enthusiastically… a pancake family.  We like our pancakes every which way.  We like them Cinnamon-Rolled, we like them Pumpkin’d, we like them with Greek yogurt, we like them apple-puffed, we like them double berried, and we even like them with only 2 ingredients.  But my boys have informed me, that this is now their favorite pancake recipe:  Apple Pie Pancakes!  They’re light and fluffy, and every bite has apple hidden inside of it.

This recipe comes from a new cookbook called, “Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack,” by Adrianna Adarme (author of the blog, A Cozy Kitchen).  Adrianna and I met on a wine tasting trip in Napa Valley a couple of years ago, and we gossiped and giggled over cocktails about writing our cookbooks.  It’s so fun to see them both out in stores now!  There are delicious recipes featured in Adrianna’s book like: Banana Bread Pancakes, Blueberry- Ricotta Pancakes, Lemon Cloud Pancakes and Maple- Bacon Pancakes.  Some more unique choices include Goat Cheese Quinoa Cakes, Fried Mac ‘n Cheese Cakes, Gruyere and Ham Dutch Baby and Spinach Pancakes.   I know that my family will be begging me to try recipes from this book!

Apple Pie Pancakes Recipe - on
Since the school bus comes at 6:30am in our neighborhood (seriously), we are all pretty exhausted by Saturday and take the opportunity to sleep in and do a minimal breakfast.  By Sunday we’re tired of eating cold cereal, and everyone looks at me with sad eyes, hoping I’ll whip up some sort of special family breakfast.  That usually means pancakes at our house.  I made these Apple Pie Pancakes for my boys last weekend, and they were very well received… so well received, in fact, that I really wish I had doubled the recipe (they were that good).  If you like a light and fluffy pancake, and you like a pancake with a little fruit hidden inside of it (grated apple), then this is the pancake recipe for you!  Thanks to Adrianna, for such a delicious recipe!

Yield: Makes about eight 4-inch pancakes

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 4 min

Apple Pie Pancakes


1 cup All Purpose Gold Medal® Flour
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup peeled and grated apple (about 1 medium apple)

Butter or vegetable oil, for the skillet
maple syrup, for serving.


1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. You'll have some lumps in the batter. Fold in the grated apple.

4. Preheat your skillet or griddle to medium and brush with butter or oil. Using a 1/4 cup measure (or ice cream scoop), scoop the batter onto the skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, and then flip. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook on the other side for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.

5. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in a pre-heated oven (200 degrees F.) to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve pancakes with warmed maple syrup.

Source: (shared with permission from St. Martin's Griffin- Pancakes by Adrianna Adarme (copy 2013)

Disclosure:  This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I was given a copy of “Pancakes” for review.  All opinions shared are my own.

26 Responses to “Apple Pie Pancakes”

  1. postedAug 15, 2013 3:46 AM

    They look awesome! Pinned!

    I’m pretty sure I have a copy of this book waiting for me in the mail and I cannot wait to get started on all of Adrianna’s recipes!

    630am? whoa that is EARLY!

  2. postedAug 15, 2013 4:49 AM

    I have been dying to get my hand on Adrianna’s cookbook!! I mean a book all about pancakes? Wow!!

    These look awesome and are so creative!! I cannot wait for apple season to start!

  3. postedAug 15, 2013 5:13 AM
    Sandi graham

    Yummy! My son loves pancakes. I have to try these and check out the cookbook

  4. postedAug 15, 2013 5:54 AM

    I’m all over these! LOVE!

  5. postedAug 15, 2013 6:21 AM

    Our school bus comes at “7:12” and I think that’s early! So 6:30…OMG that is hard, especially in winter when it’s so dark and cold. By summertime you are just so glad it’s over. Butthese pancakes…wow, yum, perfect for the weekend.

  6. postedAug 15, 2013 6:40 AM

    These pancakes scream, “Welcome, fall!” like no other pancakes I’ve ever seen. Delicious!!

  7. postedAug 15, 2013 7:20 AM

    I LOVE apple pie and I LOOOOOVE pancakes. These are perfect, Lori!!

  8. postedAug 15, 2013 7:31 AM

    We’re a pancake-waffle family ourselves – can’t pick just one! Although I think I’d probably pick these over most foods almost any day 😉

  9. postedAug 15, 2013 8:51 AM

    These look delicious, and that cookbook sounds great. I love pancakes as well, and am always looking for fun, new ways to enjoy them!

  10. postedAug 15, 2013 12:03 PM

    These look fantastic, Lori! Baking and cooking with apples always makes me crave the crisp, cool days of fall.

  11. postedAug 15, 2013 12:51 PM

    I want these for breakfast tomorrow!!!

  12. postedAug 15, 2013 2:28 PM

    These scream fall breakfast to me! So so good looking! Gotta get my hands on this book!

  13. postedAug 15, 2013 4:42 PM

    Yes! I can’t wait to make these this fall when the peaches are amazing!

  14. postedAug 15, 2013 5:21 PM

    Do you have to put grated apples or can you just add applesauce because I would really like to try these!

  15. postedAug 15, 2013 6:41 PM

    If there’s one thing I LOVE but don’t make enough of, it’s pancakes. These are going to be perfect for fall!

  16. postedAug 15, 2013 8:24 PM

    Mmmm this would be heaven to wake up to…. They sound so good

  17. postedAug 15, 2013 9:59 PM

    Yum! So pinning these! They look perfect for Fall….oooh I can’t wait for Fall!

  18. postedAug 16, 2013 8:13 AM

    Lori, these sound awesome! And I still can’t believe your son has to be at the bus at 6:30am… there should be laws against that. 😉

  19. postedAug 16, 2013 3:58 PM

    Family weekend breakfasts are where it’s at! So sweet of you to make hot manly breakfasts for your boys, Lori. Sounds like your new fall routines are all in place. I am in total denial that summer will soon be ending. Missed so much last year, I’ve been making up for it big time. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  20. postedAug 16, 2013 10:26 PM

    I love me some pancakes, all day, everyday! I cant wait to try these!

  21. postedAug 17, 2013 7:03 AM

    My mom has an abundance of apples from her tree right now… so I am definitely making these! I am a pancake lover too! 🙂

  22. postedAug 17, 2013 3:55 PM
    Janet T

    Hi Lori,

    These pancakes are delicious, my family devoured them!

  23. postedAug 18, 2013 9:10 PM
    Maegan @ The BakerMama

    We’re a pancake family too and these look awesome! I think my boys would gobble them up! I’ve got to get this Pancake cookbook! Looks like a great one!

  24. postedAug 20, 2013 10:05 AM

    These are fabulous with chunky pieces of bacon throughout them and with real maple syrup. trust me.

    • postedAug 22, 2013 8:23 AM

      That sounds amazing!

  25. postedAug 27, 2013 5:15 PM

    Okay, this has got to be the perfect pancake recipe…they just look incredible 🙂 can’t wait to taste this!!

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