Anyone else have kids who LOVE eating pancakes? I think my family would be okay with a rotation of pancakes and waffles for breakfast everyday of the year. In fact, they frequently make an appearance as an easy weekend lunch too. Today, I have a recipe for whole wheat apple pancakes to switch things up a bit. They are still super easy and if you want to use good old all purpose flour, you can. 😉
[If you want a wonderful, fluffy buttermilk pancake recipe, you need to try this one! Or if waffles are more your thing, I have the easiest sourdough waffle recipe here.]
Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes
This apple pancake recipe is fairly standard recipe but with the addition of some cinnamon (yum) and grated apples!
If you prefer chopped apples, go for it. I find taking a couple washed apples, with the peels still on, to a box cheese grater is the quickest way to get it done. If your apples are super large, you might only need one. I ended up using 1 1/2 apples (my 3 year old gladly helped me out by eating the remaining half).
My girls love these pancakes topped with maple syrup. I recommend making extra and keeping them in the freezer to a fast weekday breakfast. Reheat in the toaster or microwave. Yum!
These whole wheat apple pancakes are also the perfect thing to use up those bruised or slightly past their prime apples. You know, those ones your kids refuse to eat. What they don’t know won’t hurt them. 😉
I know this calls for whole wheat flour (and it’s definitely a great recipe to use it in) but as I mentioned earlier you can definitely sub all purpose flour. If you do choose to use whole wheat flour in this apple pancake recipe, I highly recommend using the soft white variety! It really does make a big difference.
I have young kids, so I don’t make huge pancakes (I know all the other moms out there understand that philosophy) and I got 12 pancakes out of 1 batch.
This batter is fairy thick so I spread the batter out slightly after placing it on the preheated skillet.
One more tip before we get to the recipe.
When you are baking with fruit, or other ingredients that add moisture, you often have to turn down the temperature and cook slightly longer to ensure no doughy middles or overcooked exteriors. These really do pretty well but I keep an I on how quickly they are cooking because no one likes a burnt pancake.
Apple Pancake Recipe
- 2½ cups flour (I used white whole wheat)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar (I used sucanat)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or apple pie or pumpkin pie spice)
- 2 cups milk
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups grated apples (I left the skins on)
- In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
- In a small bowl whisk eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir gently. (I just use a fork.)
- Fold in the grated apples.
- Cook pancakes over medium heat (or slightly lower).
- Top with butter and maple syrup.
This post for whole wheat apple pancakes was originally published November 17, 2013.
Oh wow, these look sooo good. We are pancake eaters here too, my son loves them! This sounds yummy and easy enough to just add grated apple, good idea!
Pancakes are easy and good! Ha ha, there must be something about almost 3 year olds and pancakes. The apple makes them extra tasty!
This looks yummy! 🙂
They are yummy and easy! Maple syrup and butter put them over the top.
Thank you so much for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat Link Party this week on The Best Blog Recipes! Wanted to stop by and “Pin” your post to our Link Party Boards (Recipes or Crafts) while I was here !
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Thank you so much for hosting each week! I love you link party. Thanks also for pinning my apple pancake recipe – I really appreciate it!
Great idea to add an apple twist! I’ll definitely give them a try! Thanks for sharing.
A yummy and simple twist! Thanks for stopping by!
How many pancakes does this make?
Sorry it’s taken so long to respond. If you’ve already made them, I’m curious how many you got out of it. It honestly varies for me every time depending on the size I make them. Around 16 though.
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