APPLE CINNAMON PANCAKES

APPLE CINNAMON PANCAKES

APPLE CINNAMON PANCAKES

Healthy apple pancakes spiced with cinnamon!
Light, fluffy, and filled with cinnamon and fresh apples, these apple cinnamon pancakes are the perfect recipe for a cozy weekend brunch. Serve these apple pancakes on their own, with maple syrup, or with a sweet and sticky apple topping for a hearty fall-inspired feast.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Although any apple will work in this recipe, I think a slightly firmer and crisper apple; such as Royal Gala, Cortland, Honeycrisp, or Empire, works particularly well as the texture tends to hold up better during the cooking process. For the ultimate apple cinnamon flavour, I included fresh apple directly in the pancake batter and as a topping, however, you could certainly do one or the other if you prefer.

APPLE CINNAMON PANCAKES

Light, fluffy and healthy apple cinnamon pancakes. Serve them on their own or with a sweet apple topping for an ultimate weekend brunch.

Ingredients

Pancakes:
1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 apple, peeled and diced
Apple Topping (optional):
2 apples, diced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Instructions
In a medium bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, and stir until well combined.
In a large bowl, add milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract, and whisk until well combined. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix gently to combine. Add diced apple and gently fold into the mixture – be careful not to over mix the batter.
Heat a griddle or pan to medium heat, add a knob of butter, and allow to melt. Working in batches, add a 1/4 cup of the batter to the griddle or pan and cook until bubbling on top, flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown.
Continue this process until all of the batter is done. You can store the cooked pancakes in the oven at 200°F to keep them warm.
Optional: While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the topping. In a small pan or saucepan, add butter, diced apples, and cinnamon, and cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes until apples are tender. Once tender, add maple syrup, stir to combine, and allow to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. If the mixture gets too “sticky” simply add a splash of water to loosen it up.
Once complete, serve pancakes with apple topping and/or additional maple syrup.
Nutrition
Serving Size: 1 pancakeCalories: 135 caloriesSugar: 7 gramsFat: 4 gramsCarbohydrates: 21 gramsFiber: 1 gramProtein: 4 grams