Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

Are you ready to add a little bit of flair to your average pancake recipe? If you are, then we have just what the doctor ordered. Recipe developer Ting Dalton of Cook Simply came up with this fantastic recipe for homemade apple cinnamon pancakes, and she says you can serve it for several occasions. "This is a lovely and simple pancake recipe that is great to make for breakfast or brunch or even dessert," she raves. "The buttery sauce with apples makes a wonderful addition on top of light, fluffy, cinnamon-flavored pancakes." We like the sound of that!

To spice things up, Dalton says, "You could even add raisins to the pancake mix if you want some more sweetness." It's great for fall because it uses apples, which add an excellent little addition to these light and fluffy pancakes. "I love the simplicity of the flavors," Dalton notes, and we'd have to agree. "Apples, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. It's a perfect combination and perfect as autumn draws close." If you're already hooked on this sweet recipe, keep reading to find out how to make it. It's sure to be a major hit in your home this season!

Gather the ingredients to prepare homemade apple cinnamon pancakes

The first thing you need to do is make a list of all the ingredients you will need to whip up these incredible pancakes. For starters, add apples. Be sure to peel, core, and chop finely before you use them. "I used Granny Smith apples, as their tartness is lovely with the sugar, but you can use any type of apple," Dalton shares. In addition, you will need some butter and brown sugar along with a bit of ground cinnamon, which will give these pancakes some great flavor.

The recipe also calls for a stop in the refrigerated section for some milk and eggs. If you bake a lot, you may have a few items that you need to complete your list, including vanilla extract, self-rising flour, baking soda, and granulated sugar.

Melt the butter, and the add apples and sugar

Now that you have all of the necessary items in front of you, it's time to get started. First, take out a pan, and put it on your stove. Add in the butter, turn on the heat, and wait for the butter to melt. Take about 3 tablespoons from the skillet, and put it in a bowl for later use.

Next, add half of the apples and the brown sugar, and stir everything together to combine. Make sure the sugar melts and the apples have softened. Put this mixture to the side, and then, you can move on to the next step.

Whisk the egg, milk, and vanilla

Grab a jug and add the milk and the vanilla. Be sure to whisk them until they are well-combined. In the meantime, take out a large bowl, and add the baking soda and the flour. Next, stir in the sugar and continue on. 

Make a well in the center of the bowl with the flour mix, and add in the milk mixture. Continue whisking everything together until it's combined. Then, stir in the cinnamon and the rest of the apple and granulated sugar. Once again, give everything a good mix.

Heat a skillet, and cook the pancakes

Take out a large non-stick skillet, and put it over medium heat. Brush the pan with your reserved butter from step one. Use ⅓ measuring cup to measure each pancake. You should be able to cook two pancakes in the skillet at a time for three to four minutes on the first side. You can tell they're done if bubbles appear on the surface. Then, flip the pancakes, and cook for another two minutes on the other side until they're cooked through.

When each pancake is done, transfer it onto a plate, and cover it with foil to keep it warm. Repeat these steps with the remaining ingredients, and brush the pan with butter between each set of pancakes.

Spoon over the cooked apples, serve, and enjoy

Once you finish cooking all of the pancakes, serve them on a plate, and spoon over the cooked apples. (This recipe makes enough pancakes to serve six people, two pancakes each.) Trust us — the cooked apples make the perfect topping, and they make this dish taste like apple pie. These pancakes go well with any breakfast side like bacon or fruit or sausage links, but they are also plenty filling on their own. "If you wanted to make this a dessert, you could add vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. For crunch, you could add chopped pecans," Dalton suggests.

As for leftovers? "Leftovers could be stored and eaten the next day, but the [butter mixture] will have soaked into the pancake[s], so [they] will not be as fresh," Dalton says. "I'd eat these in one sitting."

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe
No Ratings
These homemade apple cinnamon pancakes are the ultimate treat to prepare for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.
Prep Time
Cook Time
pancakes on a plate
Total time: 15 minutes
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped finely
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. In a pan, melt the butter, and reserve 3 tablespoons for later.
  2. Add half of the apples and the brown sugar, and give everything a good stir until the sugar has melted and the apples have softened slightly. Put the mixture to the side.
  3. Whisk the milk, egg, and vanilla together in a jug.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda to a large bowl, then stir in the granulated sugar.
  5. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Add the milk, and whisk until just combined. Stir in the cinnamon and the rest of the apple and granulated sugar. Give it all a good mix.
  6. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush the pan with the reserved butter.
  7. Using 1/3 cup of batter per pancake, cook 2 pancakes for 3 to 4 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn and cook for 2 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate, and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the pan with butter between batches.
  8. Serve on plates, and spoon over the cooked apples.
Calories per Serving 198
Total Fat 7.4 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 31.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 29.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
Total Sugars 12.6 g
Sodium 294.9 mg
Protein 3.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Rate this recipe