Growing up, my family would always gather around the breakfast table to enjoy a hot, delicious meal together. Whether it was my mom’s famous omelette or my dad’s famous pancakes, we all looked forward to those mornings. But, my favorite breakfast of all time was my mom’s Apple Pie Pancakes.
These pancakes were like a warm hug in a plate. The combination of warm apples and spicy cinnamon made these pancakes a family favorite. We would often make a double batch of these pancakes because they were so mouth-watering!
My mom’s Apple Pie Pancakes were so delicious that I’ve kept the recipe and shared it with my own family. Now, I’m excited to share it with you!
Variations: For a sweeter pancake, add an additional tablespoon of sugar. For a healthier option, use almond milk instead of regular milk. For a nutty flavor, add ½ cup of chopped nuts to the batter.
Family-favorite Apple Pie Pancakes
- Large bowl, whisk, griddle, spatula
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
- 0.5 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
- In a separate medium bowl, mix together the milk, oil, vanilla extract and egg.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
- In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apple and cinnamon and cook until the apples are softened. Set aside.
- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Grease the griddle with butter or cooking spray. Pour ¼ cup of the pancake batter onto the griddle. Sprinkle a few pieces of the cooked apples on top. Cook until the edges are set and bubbles start to form. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve the pancakes topped with the remaining cooked apples and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and a dollop of maple syrup.