You can easily transform ordinary pancake mix into Apple Pie Pancakes, with only a couple added ingredients! You’ll love this special breakfast treat!
We happen to love pancakes in our home, but tend to only have them about once a month. I’ve made many different kinds from scratch, but always keep a convenient bag of pancake mix around, for those times we just really want a pancake or two without any fuss!
This recipe for apple pie pancakes evolved out of one of those kind of mornings! Pancakes sounded GOOD, but I wanted to tweak or “class” them up just a little bit! I went to our pantry and pulled out a jar of my home-canned apple pie filling! Into the kitchen I went, to create something quick, yummy (and different) for breakfast!
The lure of a big, convenient bag of pancake mix was calling to me (nice, quick and easy), so I grabbed it, and as quick as a flash, these apple pie pancakes were born! The use of pancake mix makes this such a simple, convenient recipe to throw together, but it results in a delicious twist on plain, “normal” pancakes! Here’s how to make delicious apple pie pancakes:
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It’s EASY To Make Apple Pie Pancakes
Measure out the pancake mix and water that the mix you are using calls for, into a medium sized mixing bowl. I used Krusteaz brand pancake mix, so I measured out the mix, then added the water. Whatever brand of pancake mix you use, use their ingredient list, and remember to make enough for 12 (4″) pancakes!
Add 1/2 cup of the apple pie filling to the pancake mix. You can use home-canned apple pie filling or store bought. Can you see the small apple chunks in the pie filling I made? Yum. The apple pie filling will add lots of flavor to the pancake batter. Stir the batter until blended.
Add the ground cinnamon to the batter, and stir it in, as well. Even though the pie filling had cinnamon in it, adding EXTRA cinnamon really helps add even more flavor to the pancakes.
Time To Cook The Apple Pie Pancakes
Spray a griddle or large skillet with non-stick baking spray. Heat griddle (or skillet) until hot. Pour the batter onto griddle, forming 4″ wide pancakes, leaving a bit of space between each one.
You will probably have to cook the apple pie pancakes in batches, because the recipe, as written, will yield about 12 pancakes (4″ each). Cook until bubbles form on the top of the pancakes, then carefully flip to the other side.
Continue cooking the other side of the apple pie pancakes until done in the center, then remove to serving plate, and keep warm. Repeat process until all batter has been used.
Ready For Serving!
Once all the apple pie pancakes are finished cooking, transfer the pancakes to individual serving plates. Place 2 pancakes on each plate, and top with a pad of butter (if desired), and about 4 Tablespoons of the reserved apple pie filling.
There is no need for any maple syrup, because the apple pie topping is sweetened already! The addition of cinnamon flavor, and the bits of softened, sweet apples really take these pancakes from “ordinary” to “extra-ordinary”! YUMMMM!
These apple pie pancakes are really a quick and easy way to make an average breakfast more unique! Sure do hope you will consider trying this “recipe”, because I’m pretty confident you will enjoy it!
Looking For More PANCAKE Or WAFFLE Recipes?
You can find all of my published recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Here are a few other pancake or waffle recipes I think you might enjoy:
- Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
- Homemade Blueberry Pancakes
- Waffles with Homemade Peach Topping
- Swedish Pancakes
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Recipe Source: My hungry brain. After coffee.
- 2 cups pancake mix (I used Krusteaz)
- 1 +1/3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 16 ounces apple pie filling (home canned or store bought) , divided use
- non-stick baking spray
Measure out pancake mix and water that the mix you are using calls for, into a medium sized mixing bowl. Whatever brand of pancake mix you use, use their ingredient list, and remember to make enough for 12 (4") pancakes! Add 1/2 cup of the apple pie filling to the mix (reserving the rest for later). Add the ground cinnamon to the batter, and stir just until the batter is fully mixed.
Spray a griddle or large skillet with non-stick baking spray. Heat on medium heat until hot. Pour batter onto griddle, forming 4" wide pancakes, leaving a bit of space between each one. Cook until bubbles form on the top of the pancakes and the bottom edges are golden brown, then carefully flip to the other side. Continue cooking until done in the center, then remove to serving plate, and keep warm. Repeat process until all batter has been used.
To serve, transfer pancakes to individual plates. Place 2 pancakes on each plate, and top each serving with a pad of butter (if desired), and about 4 Tablespoons of the reserved apple pie filling. Serve, and enjoy!
Other Serving Suggestions:
- Add toasted, chopped walnuts to batter (or use as garnish on top).
- Top apple pie filling on pancakes with whipped cream.
Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!
Made these for Thanksgiving breakfast for my 9 kids and Hubby they all loved them. Used the Krusteaz Buttermilk pancake mix.
8 C dry mix
42oz apple pie filling (cut up w/ scissors)
2 tsp vanilla
5 C water
Came out amazing, this will be an annual family breakfast.
This sounds good. I have been experimenting with many pancakes toppings/mix ins.
Should the reserved filling be heated or chilled or is it fine room temp out of the can?
Good morning, Tom… thanks for writing. It really is your personal preference, however, for the record, I tend to like mine just barely warmed. Take care, and have a great day.