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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes — light and fluffy cinnamon-spiced pancakes with a maple-flavored apple topping. Perfectly delicious for Fall!

In case you didn’t know, today is National Pancake Day, and in celebration I’m sharing a festive, fall pancake recipe that I think you’re gonna love — Apple Cinnamon Pancakes! These cinnamon spiced pancakes are light and fluffy with a maple-flavored homemade apple topping that’s really simpler to make than you might think.

A plate of pancakes on a table, with Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with EASY Apple Pie Compote

John is usually the official pancake cook at our house, so while he was mixing up his normal pancake batter recipe (to which he added cinnamon) and heating up the griddle, I peeled and diced a couple of apples for the topping. That was literally the most difficult thing about this recipe, so I know you can tackle it!

Because the apples are diced into small pieces, they cook very quickly. Within five minutes, this sauce is done and ready to pour over your stacks of pancakes! I used Golden Delicious apples, but really any type of apples will work just fine in this easy recipe.

A plate of Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.

–Winnie the Pooh
A plate Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

More Pancake Recipes!

When the girls were small, we often made chocolate chip pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar as a special treat on Saturdays. (I know, I know…sugar overload!). Not that there’s anything wrong with chocolate chip pancakes, but now we also enjoy more “sophisticated” pancakes like today’s Apple Cinnamon Pancakes and these other favorites I’ve collected for you below:

A plate of pancakes on a table, with Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

Any type of apples will work for this recipe, but remember don’t over cook the apples. You want them to be soft, but not mushy. If you have any leftover apple topping, it’s delicious served on top of vanilla ice cream!

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Last Updated: September 20, 2019
Yield: 8 pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes {#nationalpancakeday}

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes |

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes, light and fluffy cinnamon spiced pancakes with a maple-flavored apple topping.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg., beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Apple topping

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 apples., peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts



  1. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a small bowl combine egg, milk, and oil; then pour all at once into dry ingredients. Stir until blended, but still a little lumpy.
  2. Heat griddle to medium high heat and spray lightly with cooking spray. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls on the hot griddle and cook until golden brown; flipping once to cook other side. (Pancakes are ready to flip once the surface is bubbly all over.)

Apple topping

  1. To a medium sauce pan, add butter, apples, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir and cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes, or until apples are tender. Add maple syrup and serve over warm pancakes. Garnish with chopped walnuts.


Apple topping recipe from Le Creme De La Crumb 

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 pancakes

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 5g

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Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

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Sharon @ What The Fork

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Pass me a stack of these!

carrie @ frugal foodie mama

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

These pancakes look PERFECT! And that apple topping?? YUM! :)

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

That is one gorgeous stack of pancakes. The ratio of apples to pancakes is just about perfect as far as I'm concerned.

Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny

Monday 26th of September 2016

WOW! Now THAT is a stack of pancakes! YUM!


Monday 26th of September 2016

I want to celebrate every day with these pancakes!

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