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!
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