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Apple Pancakes

Tender and filled with fruit, a stack of Apple Pancakes is a cozy breakfast for weekend mornings! With warming spices like cinnamon and ginger, lots of tart shredded apples, and tangy buttermilk for fluffiness, these pancakes are sure to be a hit.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pancakes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 223kcal


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 apples (Granny Smith or other tart variety)
  • Vegetable oil


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and spices, breaking up any clumps of flour and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry, then mix gently with a rubber spatula or spoon until just combined. It is okay if there are still a couple of lumps in the batter. Overmixing will cause the pancakes to be tough.
  • Peel and core the apples, then grate over the pancake batter. Gently fold in the apples until just incorporated.
  • Add a small amount of vegetable oil to a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is nice and hot, drop the batter in ¼ cup-sized scoops. Spread gently into a rounded shape if necessary. Let cook until bubbles begin to form on the surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until both sides are a nice golden brown color. Remove from the pan and continue to cook the rest of the batter, adding more oil to the pan if needed. Serve with desired toppings.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2mg