Wondering what to do with all your apples?  Here’s an awesome recipe for apple pancakes that comes together quickly and delights the taste buds!  Tonight may be a perfect night for brinner!

Apple Pancakes

2 small or one large apple, peeled and diced small- about 1/4” cubes

3/4 Cup milk

2 T white vinegar (champagne vinegar works)

1 egg

2 T butter, melted

1 t vanilla extract

1 Cup flour

2 T white sugar

1 t baking powder

½ t baking soda

½ t salt

Freshly ground nutmeg, about 10 or 15 seconds grinding on a microplane

Freshly ground pepper, about 10 grinds


Combine milk and vinegar in a medium bowl.  Set aside.  Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl- flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, black pepper and nutmeg.  Whisk the egg, butter, and vanilla into your milk mixture.  Then stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until the big lumps are gone.  Some small lumps are just fine.  Mix in your apples.  Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes before cooking.  Heat a large skillet to medium heat.  Coat the pan lightly with canola oil or cooking spray.  Ladle out ¼ Cup portions of your pancakes mix into the hot pan, being careful to give each cake its own space.  Allow bubbles to form and flip each pancake when you see the bubbles pop and start becoming hollow.  Cook for another minute or so on the second side, until it becomes golden brown.  You can keep pancakes warm in a 200◦ oven, if you like.

Serve with real maple syrup and your choice of breakfast meat.  (Clearly bacon was our choice.)  Crispy potatoes aren’t a bad addition either!

Happy cooking and eating to you!


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  1. Wow, the description caught my attention. I have been trying to plan what to do with the 5 apples that I got from a local farmers market. I’d been thinking about making apple syrup or an apple tarte since I was told that a tarte can have less sugar than a pie. Then I saw this. This answers my question for what to do with some of my apples. I find that this is also an appealing idea since it can be applied to a wide audience. I’ve rarely ever heard someone say “I don’t like pancakes” after all. So I imagine that learning this dish could be useful many times over.


  2. Catherine, these pancakes are divine!!!!! And they’re easy to make too. Hope you will enjoy!!!!


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