Apple Pancakes

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Apple Pancakes Recipe

It’s autumn and that means the best British apples are in season. We love desserts made with apples but when we found a cutout recipe for Spiced Apple Pancakes recipe in Aunt Marcia’s recipe box, we were thrilled.

apple pancakes uk

What is better than brunch pancakes with the apples baked in? Spiced Apple Pancakes are delicious, healthy pancakes to keep you full all morning long and supply your ‘apple a day’.

apple pancakes recipe uk

Tips for Great Apple Pancakes

Great British Apple Pancakes

Braeburn, Bramley or Royal Gala apples are fantastic in these healthy pancakes. We found that Granny Smiths were a bit too firm and tart for these cinnamon apple pancakes. We used our apple corer/peeler/slicer and then diced the apple before adding it to the cinnamon spiced pancake batter.

apple pancakes recipe

Maple Syrup

The pictures show a moderate amount of maple syrup with these pancakes. That is simply because we didn’t want to embarrass ourselves. We used Buckwud Canadian Maple Syrup for these pancakes but we keep a stock of Waitrose 1 Canadian maple syrup – amber No. 2 in the cupboard, too. It is a personal preference of how dark you like your syrup.

cinnamon apple pancakes with syrup


Helen’s inspiration: “I love the taste of gingerbread and anything with apples in it. I decided to combine them both for a flavorful and hearty pancake.” 

Although inspired by Helen’s recipe, we have created a dish that is perfect for you to cook at home in the UK. These may be American apple pancakes but they are all British.

spiced apple pancakes with syrup and bite

Apple Pancakes

Spiced Apple Pancakes using the best of British apples. Healthy pancakes to keep you full all morning long and supply your ‘apple a day’.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert & Bakery
Cuisine American, British
Servings 2 people


  • Apple Slicer & Corer


Pancake Batter – Dry

  • 75 grams plain flour
  • 75 grams whole wheat flour
  • 15 grams caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Pancake Batter – Wet

  • 100 grams Greek Yogurt
  • 50 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 4 small apples peeled, cored, diced small

To Serve

  • maple syrup to taste


  • In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients.
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  • In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or griddle.
  • Prepare the pan with non-stick cooking spray or a small drop of vegetable oil.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Mix until just combined – the batter will be lumpy.
  • Fold in the diced apples.
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  • Cook each pancake on a hot griddle turning once when the edges brown the top of the pancake is full of bubbles.
  • Serve with butter and maple syrup.
  • Makes four 20 cm pancakes.
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