Apple spice pancakes

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It’s pancake day! I don’t usually eat pancakes this often I swear, but I’m kind of playing a little game with myself of how many different seasonal iterations I can come up with. We’ve done pumpkin. Twice. So, this time around I did apples and spice (that really wasn’t meant to rhyme.)  Sweet potato and butternut squash did enter my mind, but in the end I was craving something a bit sweeter.

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It’s almost like a lazy man’s apple crisp with softened apples, brown sugar and cinnamon in and on top of the pancakes.

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The pancakes themselves aren’t super sweet, more spice-like, because the topping takes care of that. I also knew I’d be drizzling maple syrup on top. Winking smile

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The house smelled like cider donuts when these were cooking and that was through my congested head cold nose. If that’s not impetus enough to make them, I don’t really know what else to say.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Apple Spice Pancakes

Yield: 5 small pancakes (about 1 serving)

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • pat of butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided (1/2 +1/2)
  • pinch of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup almond milk


In a small pan over medium heat sauté apple, butter, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon & brown sugar for about 5-7 minutes until softened. In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients and whisk. Once apple mixture is softened, add half to batter and set the rest aside. Pour batter onto pancake pan or griddle over medium-medium high heat. Flip once after about 1 1/2 minutes. Once pancakes are cooked, use remaining apple mixture as topping.

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    Oh my, you had me at your description of their smell. They sound so good, I’m going to try these soon. I love how you can adapt pancakes to every season, but fall has to be the best, there are so many delicious flavors :D

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    Andrea says

    I recently came across your blog a few days ago, I gotta tell you I am really loving all the recipes you’ve posted. You’ve inspired me to bust out my wheat flour that’s been sitting in the pantry for more than 3 months! Thanx! =)


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