Easy Homemade Apple Pancakes

Easy homemade apple pancakes recipe

The Spruce / Andrea Livingston

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
354 Calories
11g Fat
56g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 354
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 848mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 299mg 23%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 212mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Easy homemade apple pancakes made the traditional way with milk, butter, eggs, flour, just a little bit of sugar, and some grated apples mixed in. A great way to sneak a bit of fruit into your kids' breakfasts, and a great way to use up leftover apples that you have on hand. For an extra apple-y breakfast, serve them topped with applesauce.

Though the recipe calls for nutmeg, you could use cinnamon or even a touch of ginger, if you prefer. 

This apple pancakes recipe and photo is courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup grated apples

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy homemade apple pancakes
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  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and nutmeg.

    Baking powder and salt
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  3. In a separate small bowl, beat together the baking soda, egg, butter, vanilla, and milk.

    Beat eggs
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  4. Add the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring only until blended, then gently fold in the grated apple.

    Add egg and milk
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  5. Spoon batter onto a preheated and lightly greased griddle or frying pan, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

    Flip pancake
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  6. Serve and enjoy.

    Serve and enjoy
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