Easy Apple Pancakes

Kids and adults will love these easy apple pancakes. The apples lend nice texture and blend well with the spices, while whole-wheat flour gives this healthy breakfast a boost of fiber. Serve with maple syrup or more fresh apples on the side.

Easy Apple Pancakes
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups whole buttermilk

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped


  1. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk eggs and buttermilk together in a medium bowl. Microwave 3 tablespoons butter in a small microwaveable bowl on High until melted, about 30 seconds. Gradually stir the buttermilk mixture, melted butter and apple into the flour mixture until just combined (the batter will be lumpy). Let stand for 5 minutes.

  2. Grease a griddle or large nonstick skillet with 1/2 tablespoon butter and place over medium heat. When the griddle (or skillet) is hot, form pancakes with 1/4 cup batter each. Gently smooth each pancake into a 4-inch round using a small offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Cook until the tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Wipe the griddle (or skillet) clean between batches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
11g Fat
32g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Vitamin A 403IU 8%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Potassium 144mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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