Apple Pancakes

January 2, 2020Sew White

Apple pancakes topped with kiwi, strawberries and pears is a wonderful way to start the day. This my take on the American stacked pancakes.

There is nothing better than a delicious stack of pancakes with fresh fruit and they happen to make a meal. Pancakes are a fun, easy and quick breakfast to make no matter your age.

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How to make apple pancakes?

Apple pancakes are so easy to make and produce a really healthy version of the traditional pancake. The grated apple adds some more natural goodness as well as gorgeous flavour. The recipe is as simple whisking everything together in a mixing bowl. Then spooning dollops out and cooking in a frying pan until golden brown

What apples should I use for apple pancakes?

Apple pancakes work best with a sharp flavoured apple. Cooking apples don’t work as they are too bitter and can make them taste pretty bad. My choice for apples is the Granny Smith. It is tart enough to combine with the sweeter pancake mix and make a great flavour pancake. It also cooks really well and keeps that little bit of bite.

Can I eat apple pancakes cold?

Yes absolutely. I often use up any left over batter to make a few to eat later that day or use them for lunch boxes. You can also keep the batter in the fridge for 1 day if you want to have some more hot later. The apple can go a little brown this way but it will taste nice.

Kitchen gadgets for perfect for apple pancakes

To make this delicious breakfast I used a brilliant product from OXO which have become family favourites; the complete grate and slice set . It is a piece of kit I’ve always wanted and it’s really useful. The grate and slice set is so brilliant. It has 4 options, 2 graters and 2 slicers. They come in a fabulous box which means they tidy away neatly and it stops fingers getting cut as the lid clips on. The box base holds a stand for the grater or slicer and when you cut falls into box. It certainly helps this messy puppy make a lot less mess. Safety wise the grater is held in the box so shouldn’t or fall out when it’s being used. I used the large grater for the apple as I want the apple to be noticeable in the pancakes.

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Here are the fabulous apple pancake stack. The recipe makes about 20 medium pancakes, perfect for a good stack for 4 people or a super stack for a family of three.

Apple Pancakes easy to make recipe

I then went back to the slicer and cut up the strawberries, kiwi and pear to make them more fun than regular chunks. It was nice to have beautifully thin pieces of kiwi. The strawberry was a little soft to slice but I managed to get enough good pieces from 3 strawberries and ate the evidence of the ones which didn’t. For the pear, to add a different texture, I used the julienne slicer. The pear worked so perfectly and the result was so much better than I thought. Even though the pear was ripe it didn’t break and I think it really worked as decoration on top of the pancakes.

Sew White sliced fruit OXO

Ta-Da! The finished pancakes perfect for Mother’s Day, pancake day or any day when pancakes would be a delicious treat.

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I hope you like them as much as I do x

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Apple Pancakes

Sisley White
Apple pancakes topped with kiwi, strawberries and pears is a wonderful way to start the day. This my take on the American stacked pancakes.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 2 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 Granny smith apple grated
  • 60g melted unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 250ml milk
  • 175 plain flour
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • half a teaspoon of ground ginger
  • tiny pinch of nutmeg if you fancy


  • Melt the butter on a low heat and remove to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl mix together the butter, egg, milk and grated apple.
  • In a bowl weigh out the flour, sugar, baking powder and spices.
  • Sieve in the flour mix to the wet ingredients and whisk until you get a medium thick mix. You don’t want it too runny. The mix will not be completely smooth because of the grated apple.
  • Get a heavy based pan or griddle nice and hot and drop spoonfuls of mix on to get the size you want. You might need a little butter if your pan isn’t non stick. My pancakes were about 2 tablespoons of mix each.
  • After a minute see how brown the pancakes are and if they are starting to brown flip them. If they aren’t completely cooked you can flip them back later.
  • – Put the finished on a warm plate and cover with a clean towel to keep warm while you make more for the stack.
  • – They are lovely with a drizzle of maple syrup but to make it more special, I would recommend fresh fruit. Especially strawberries, kiwi and pears. The flavours work so well together with the pancakes.
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  • Multicultural Motherhood

    March 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    We love pancakes in our house but havent tried apple pancakes before. They look delicious, will definitely be going them a go. Also, I love that the grater lid can help you not to cut your fingers. Genius!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 13, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Thank you. I think they look really good too. I will have to make more as I got so hungry writing them up. The grater with lid is brilliant. I am so bad at cutting myself on graters. It’s nice to know when putting my hand into the cupboard I’m not going to cut myself.

  • jen

    March 12, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I shouldn’t be reading this when I am fasting today. They look so delicious.
    Jen x
    5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 13, 2015 at 9:41 am

      I hope your fast goes well. Enjoy these pancakes when you can x

  • Fiver Feeds

    March 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

    This looks so lovely, nice work!5 stars

  • Mariyah

    March 13, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Yum, I love pancakes! Though my mom isn’t a fan, as she loves crepes. Maybe drizzling pancakes with chocolate and some fruit will change her mind!

    Lovely recipe and ideas, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Ree x5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Drizzling with chocolate would be really really good!

  • Amy

    March 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Oh my goodness these look and sound absolutely delicious! x5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Thank you x

  • Mrs P

    March 13, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Looks so good and Yummy I have never thought about doing a apple pancake before5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

      They are really good. I prefer them to regular pancakes now.

  • Kelly

    March 13, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful!! Such a gorgeous photo, and wonderful recipe to boot! 😀 Nice to meet you! 😀5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 16, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Thank you so much. It’s very sweet of you x I hope you like the recipe

  • Kavita Favelle

    March 15, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I love Oxo kitchen products, they’re so well designed, sturdy, safe to use and last well.
    These breakfast pancakes look delish, and healthy too!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 20, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Me too. They are great gadgets and makes prep so much quicker.

  • Janice

    March 20, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Such a pretty recipe and a lovely Mother’s Day treat.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you so much Janice.

  • Jacqueline Meldrum

    March 27, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Those look great and what a good way to start your five-a-day or even ten-a-day. Nice looking grater too. I could have fun with that! Sharing!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 6, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much. It was a delicious breakfast!

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