Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes


I’m pretty sure my family eats more pancakes than the average household.  We rarely ever have them for breakfast.  My kids know if Jim is out of town, we’re probably having pancakes for dinner.  Or if I need a super-quick meal, pancakes it is.

I served this stack for lunch after church, with ham and a fruit salad.  I dressed up the whole wheat pancake recipe with apples, applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.  Delicious appley goodness on an October afternoon.

Grab a few common pantry ingredients and you’re all set:

Is that not the saddest jug of milk you’ve ever seen? It looks like someone kicked it in.

Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • dash or two nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup applesauce (plain or cinnamon)
  • 2 cups or a bit more milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 small apple, peeled and diced tiny
  1. Stir the dry ingredients together in a bowl, preferably the kind with a spout.
  2. Stir in the egg, applesauce, milk and vanilla.
  3. Add more milk if you need to until the batter is pourable.
  4. Stir in the apple pieces.
  5. Pour on a greased griddle or skillet.
  6. Cook until bubble form and pop and the edges dry out a bit.
  7. Flip and cook on the other side.
  8. Serve with lots of butter and maple syrup.
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  1. These pancakes would make an excellent weekend breakfast. They look so yummy.

  2. Making them right now. But on hand I only have white flour and chunky applesauce. And I shredded my apple to make it quicker. Can’t wait to eat!

  3. i bet it would be good with buttermilk instead of milk

  4. Just wanted to come back and tell you they were wonderful. I doubled the recipe and had some leftovers for breakfast. This are going in my recipe file!

  5. Just made these and my son gave a big thumbs up…I tried them and delicious…we have a winner! Thanks!

  6. Thanks so much—-we really need some variations for our pancake recipe!

  7. I love your website. you have so many great ideas. I also need help for the holidays. thanks for sharing.

  8. These were very good – the whole family enjoyed them. I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 unbleached all-purpose.

  9. I saw these linked on your post from the other day and figured I’d make some with a little bit of applesauce I had in the fridge. Just at the first one, liked it, and am cooking up the rest of a double batch. I’ll probably add more cinnamon next time, just because I love it, but these are good. 🙂


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