Make these fluffy apple cinnamon pancakes this weekend! Served with a warm apple cinnamon maple topping and more maple syrup. Oh, and these pancakes have fresh sliced apples inside!
I can’t help it. I love fall and I love apples, so here goes another delicious apple recipe. And this time it’s a breakfast recipe because breakfast food is simply the best. These easy apple cinnamon pancakes are so fluffy, light, and tastes just like fall. It’s served with a warm apple cinnamon topping made with maple syrup.
Make some delicious and easy apple pancakes this weekend! You’ll for sure enjoy your morning 🙂
How to Make Light and Fluffy Pancakes
I am very picky about pancakes. I like them super fluffy, moist, light, and with the right amount of sweetness. Dense and chewy pancakes are a no-no for me. Achieving the right pancake texture is actually really easy and all about science (in a good and fun way!). Check out my tricks to light and fluffy pancakes here. It’s got everything you need to know to make the best pancakes ever! 🙂
Basically, here are the fluffy pancake essentials:
- Use whipped egg whites to make pancakes extra light, fluffy, and tall
- Add the right amount of baking powder and baking soda
How to Make The Apple Cinnamon Topping
Let me start by saying that this apple cinnamon topping is the best thing ever. It tastes like pure comfort. And if you put that on top of pancakes, it’s like extra pure comfort. Seriously.
It’s really easy to make! Just dice some apples and cooked them for a few minutes with cinnamon, maple syrup, and brown sugar until tender. Adding brown sugar helps to thicken up the maple syrup a little bit.
In terms of what types of apples to use, try firm and sweet apples. I used Honeycrisp apples. Avoid apples that are too tart, such as Granny Smith. Also avoid anything too soft, like Red Delicious.
Serve with a warm cup of coffee and tea. Share it with your loved ones and enjoy a nice breakfast. Hope you’re enjoying fall, my friends.
Also check out my other top breakfast recipes:
And don’t forget to pin this recipe! 🙂
- Use a flat griddle to cook your pancakes. It’s much faster and easier than using a pan. I use an electric one and it’s easy to clean!
- Apply only a thin film of butter to the griddle. If there is too much fat on the griddle, it will burn. This also prevents
- Don’t overmix. There should be lumps in the batter.
- Don’t let the batter sit for too long.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs - yolks and whites separated
- 2 ¼ cups buttermilk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 apples, thinly sliced - these will go inside the pancakes
Apple Cinnamon Topping
- 4 honeycrisp or fiji apples, diced
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- Maple syrup
- Make the apple cinnamon topping: heat a medium saucepan to medium heat and cook all the topping ingredients until apples have softened to your liking, about 5-10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, Kosher salt, and sugar.
- In separate bowl, whisk egg whites with an electric mixer at medium high speed, until you get stiff peaks.
- In a large large bowl, whisk egg yolks and buttermilk. Mix in the melted butter. With a rubber spatula, fold in the egg whites until just combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix the batter, but do not overmix. It should be very lumpy and thick.
- Heat an electric griddle to about 350 degrees F for 3 minutes. Coat with butter or oil spray. Using paper towels, gently wipe any excess butter until only a thin film remains.
- Pour 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake onto the griddle. Then add 3 slices of apple on top of each pancake, slightly pushing them down. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, until you see bubbles forming on top and sides turn golden brown. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- To serve, stack a few pancakes and add your apple cinnamon topping and more maple syrup, if you want. Enjoy!