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.
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.
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.