Enjoy the delicious flavor of fall with these apple pancakes! They are fluffy, scrumptious and topped with apple slices simmered in maple syrup and cinnamon. Easy + healthy for the best breakfast you’ll make this fall!
What is your favorite fall flavor? Pumpkin Spice or Apple Cinnamon? I took an informal poll on my Facebook and Instagram and was surprised to find that despite all they hype MY PEOPLE definitely prefer Apple Cinnamon as a fall flavor to pumpkin spice. Since the people have spoken I put the pumpkin spice back in the cupboard and created these cinnamon apple pancakes instead.
Man are they delightful! I used my classic pancake recipe, but added some extra fall flavor by using applesauce, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg! I love these pancakes because they are light and fluffy while still being really, really filling.
These apple pancakes are my kids favorite Saturday morning breakfast! I often make a big batch on the weekend and then we can just heat them up for busy weekday mornings! My kids would eat pancakes every day for every meal if I’d let them.
Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon-Maple Apple Topping
Cinnamon Apple Pancakes
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 TBSP butter, melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 TBSP sugar
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
Maple Cinnamon Apple topping
- 1-2 apples sliced
- 1 TBSP maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Beat egg until fluffy. Beat in milk, applesauce, butter. Then add in flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir until smooth. (For thinner pancakes stir in 1/4 cup of milk)
- Grease heated griddle with cooking spray. Pour batter by 1/3 cup scoop onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes until puffed and dry around edge and bubbles form on the top of the pancakes. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.
- Stack on plate and cover with towel to keep warm. Serve warm topped with maple cinnamon apple slices.
Maple Cinnamon Apple topping
Combine apple slices, maple syrup and cinnamon in a small frying pan and saute over medium heat until apple slices are soft.
I’m a big fan of serving pancakes with a side of bacon, I recently picked up some super-delicious Indiana Kitchen bacon to go with our apple pancakes and man, did that hit the spot!
I love that Indiana Kitchen bacon is produced on local Hoosier family farms. Having friends that are farmers we get to see firsthand how hard farming families work to provide quality food products–it’s a sacrifice we appreciate and we, of course, love getting yummy bacon from local sources!
Bacon makes everything better! This breakfast combination of apple pancakes and bacon is sure to hit the spot for your family too!
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Our Saturday morning pancake and bacon breakfast is one of my favorite family traditions. These small moments of rhythm and fun and fluffy pancakes are the things I hope our kids remember as they get older.
Do you have any favorite family traditions or rhythms?