Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

I love Fall. The cool mornings, the changing leaves, the feeling of a fresh start, and of course the return of fall baking.  I love baking with apples and pumpkin and finding new recipes that taste like Fall should taste.  These apple cinnamon pancakes fit that description perfectly. They’re full of fresh diced apples, lots of cinnamon and just the right amount of sugar. They look like traditional pancakes from the outside, but when you bite into them you get the taste of fresh baked cinnamon apples. Yum. :) I made these for breakfast on my day off last week and Mike and I both loved them!  As Mike was leaving for work he turned back to me and said: “Could you make me breakfast every day?” Ha, not likely, but at least I know these were a hit. :)

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 egg
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter

Directions:

Whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, applesauce and vegetable oil or melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Stir in the chopped apples. Don’t worry if it's still a little lumpy.

Let the batter sit for 10 minutes while you heat the skillet. Over low-medium heat melt a tablespoon of butter. Once the skillet is hot, add about 1/3 cup scoop of batter to the pan. Let cook until bubbles begin to form on the top surface and bottom is lightly browned. Carefully flip with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown, a couple minutes more.

adapted from my Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

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55 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Pancakes”

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    Carol — September 12, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    Am I missing something??? I see pumpkin listed in the ingredients but no apples. Am I not seeing that? This recipe as written sounds fantastic for fall, but even more so with apples!

    • megan replied: — September 12th, 2011 @ 2:02 am

      oops, sorry! Thanks for catching that. It should be correct now. :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 12, 2011 @ 2:04 am

    Could you make me breakfast every day too?! ;)

  3. 3

    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — September 12, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    What Katrina said. :) I love pancakes and yours look AWESOME!

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    julie — September 12, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    ooh – these sound yummy!!! can’t wait to try making them :)

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    Barbara — September 12, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    Getting to be that time of year, isn’t it? And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate fall than with these super pancakes!

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    Happy When Not Hungry — September 12, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    These pancakes look fantastic! Def perfect for fall!

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    Aggie — September 12, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    I’m looking forward to cool fall morning! These scream fall to me…yum!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 13, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    I’m generally not a pancake fan BUT I love apples and cinnamon so you’ve sold me :) Great pics too!

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    liz — September 13, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    I made these last night! They were really good– I added a little vanilla extract and some extra cinnamon. Next time I may cook the apples a little to take some crunch out, but these were great as is. Definitely perfect fall pancake :)

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    Cookbook Queen — September 13, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    I love anything Apple, and these sound perfect!!

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    Maria — September 13, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    The perfect breakfast for fall!

  12. 12

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 13, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    Apple and cinnamon is such a great combination – perfect for pancakes! These look gorgeous!

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    Lauren — September 13, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    Love these! Perfect for the chilly mornings headed our way! Beautiful photos, too!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — September 15, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    oh wow, these look so fluffy and delicious! i love the flavors and will definitely be making them soon. :)

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    Elle — September 15, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Apple cinnamon anything just scream fall to me! And what better way to enjoy them than with these gorgeous pancakes?

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    Veronica — September 17, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Made these this morning for my roommates and I on a crisp football Saturday! They were delicious and a huge hit from all parties. Perfect taste of fall.

    • megan replied: — September 18th, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

      So glad you liked these! Thanks so much for stopping back to let me know :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 17, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    This is perfect for the cool fall mornings…yum!

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    Helen — September 19, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    Made these today for my hubby and me, they were delightful and yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

    • megan replied: — September 19th, 2011 @ 11:56 am

      Glad you liked them! :)

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    Patricia — September 19, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    I have the perfect syrup for your apple cinnamon pancakes.. It’s yummy over pumpkin pancakes too! You’ll love it if you like apples!
    Apple Cider Syrup
    3/4 Cup sugar
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    2 TBs cornstarch
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    2 cups fresh apple cider or apple juice
    1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    1/4 cup butter
    Mix sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg well. Add apple cider and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, use within a week or two.

    • megan replied: — September 20th, 2011 @ 1:44 am

      That syrup sounds so good! Thanks for leaving the recipe – I can’t wait to try it! :)

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    becky — September 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    made these for my girlfriends for breakfast this morning…so yummy! Thank you!

    • megan replied: — September 30th, 2011 @ 10:53 am

      so glad you liked these! Thanks for letting me know how they turned out! :)

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    Allison — October 10, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    My husband and I made this after church today for a late brunch, and they were so yummy! They had a great flavor and super moist and fluffy- Perfect for Fall!

    • megan replied: — October 10th, 2011 @ 1:52 am

      Thanks for the comment, I’m so glad you liked the pancakes! :)

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    Eliana — October 10, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    Can’t think of a better breakfast Megan. These pancakes look amazing!

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    Sarah — November 4, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    These look amazing! I think I’ll try grating the apples so they’ll cook well in the pancakes. These also look like they would be a good thing to freeze for quick and somewhat healthy breakfasts. Thank you!!

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    Kasey — May 23, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Made these lastnight for me and the kiddos! Loved the ease of the recipe! Did add 1/3 cup of Flax Seed…worked great with the recipe! Made extra to freeze so when we bust them out I will have to let you know how they reheated!

    • megan replied: — May 28th, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

      I’m so glad you liked these! :)

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    Jenna P — August 26, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Tried these this morning, they were great! Not too heavy, although I think I had my heat turned up a bit too high since they were a little more moist than a pancake usually is (which might be because of the applesauce).

    I peeled, chopped and then microwaved the apples for 45 seconds just to get them a little more soft and ready. Put the pancakes on a rack to cool as well.
    Nice cheap,easy recipe for a college student like me!

    • megan replied: — August 28th, 2012 @ 6:27 am

      So glad you liked them! :) Thanks for letting me know how they turned out.

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    Rachel — September 20, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    OH MY GOSH! How will I ever find time to try ALL these FANTASTIC recipes! SOOO Not fair!
    My mouth is actually watering looking at this! And I’m not a big pancake person!
    YUM!
    And WOW! I will DEFINITELY be trying that syrup recipe! THANKS!
    My kiddos have food allergies so from scratch is what we do about 70% of the time! Nice to have some new ideas!
    THANK YOU!!!

  37. 37

    Nicole — September 11, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    Can these be put in freezer and warmed in morning for a quick kids breakfast?

    Thanks

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    Sonal — November 3, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Just made these and they are awesome! I thought the batter looked a little thick after the first one was in the skillet so I added more milk to the rest of the batter. Well the first one (which was according to your recipe exactly) came out perfect…I should have just trusted you!

    • megan replied: — November 4th, 2013 @ 10:05 am

      I’m so glad you liked them!! :)

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    Mindy @The Inquisitive Mom — December 3, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Absolutely delicious and just what we were looking for! Thanks!

    • megan replied: — December 3rd, 2013 @ 10:23 am

      So glad you liked them!

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    Samantha houser — April 16, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    Could I make these with wheat flour?

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    Rhoda — October 6, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    These were delicious! Thanks for sharing this! Definitely added to my list of favorites

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    neqella — October 19, 2014 @ 11:49 pm

    Omg amazing made them the other morning

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    Kanmani — November 25, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    oh it’s perfect .I like it very much :)

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