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Apple Walnut Pancakes Recipe

Apple Walnut Pancakes Recipe

The whole wheat flavor really comes through in these hearty pancakes. They taste great with a light touch of maple syrup. —Kerry Blondheim, Denmark, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Maple syrup


  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk flours, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg whites, egg, milk and oil until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in apple and walnuts.
  • 2. Heat a griddle coated with cooking spray on medium heat. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle. Cook until bubbles on top begin to pop and bottoms are golden brown. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pancakes between layers of waxed paper in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, place pancakes on an ungreased baking sheet, cover with foil and reheat in a preheated 375° oven 6-10 minutes. Or, place a stack of three pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 18 pancakes.

Nutritional Facts

2 pancakes (calculated without syrup): 208 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 fat

Reviews for Apple Walnut Pancakes

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"I used the advice of previous reviewers and shredded the apple, added apple pie spice and I subbed out the oil and used applesauce. These were okay with syrup but we don't normally use syrup so when we tasted them plain, they were very bland, heavy and had a thick flavor to them. Honestly, I won't make them again. I will, however, add the apples and walnuts to my own pancake batter because I love the idea of that!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Grr my favorite!!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"This is a requested recipe for return guests at our B&B. I do not care for the texture of plain pancakes. The apples and nuts, both chopped fine, make these wonderful."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"I love the apples, but they should be shredded. I guess I'm just a regular pancake person. This was a little too sweet for my tastebuds, but I can see where this recipe would be perfect to serve to guests who enjoy sweets!"

Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"Great treat! I never even thought of apple pancakes until I saw this, it is delicious."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"Terribly banal. To add some much needed oomph, use 2 eggs, separated, whole or low fat milk, 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice, and grate that apple rather than chopping it. Doesn't hurt to toast the walnuts prior to chopping, either."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"These were delicious, even the next morning. A new favorite!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"l made a few changes...l used 2 whole eggs. No need to peel the apple, just cut it into fine pieces and they were a little plain, but adding 1 tsp of ground cinnamon to the batter spices them up! Delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"This recipe is perfect! Light in taste but at the same time can enjoy all the different flavors. Our family really enjoys these pancakes for any meal. Thanks!!"

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"Our whole family loves these! They freeze very well, too."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"I found this to be a very simple recipe. I tweak it a little. I used King Arthur white whole wheat, as it has a milder taste and I added 1 heaping tablespoon of apple pie spice. I also used 2 whole eggs, to avoid waste. Delicious! It tastes like an apple-walnut muffin now!"

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"I personally didn't carea ll that much for these...I thought the recipe was somewhat tasteless. I even added a tsp of cinnamon and wasn't that impressed. I do like the idea of adding apple pie spice so IF I do decide to ever make again I will do that."

Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"Very good change of pace pancake. Next time I will ground the walnuts."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"Have fixed these several times and hubby and I like them very much. They are a great change of pace from just plain old pancakes."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"We enjoyed these very much as written, but I like the idea of adding apple pie spice to the batter. Will try that next time!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"Very good. I subbed 1/2 c. oats for 1/2 of the flour, used 1/2 applesauce for the oil and used egg substitute. Also decreased the milk slightly and just sprinkled the walnuts on top - delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"My husband (who has a very "discriminating" palate - a.k.a. a picky eater) LOVED these. They taste more like a fancy french toast than a pancake, but are delicious. I did add 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and also used only white flour, since the hubby hates anything made w/ whole wheat flour. One thing to note: the pancakes did not bubble at any point, so just flip them over when they all but the center is dry on top."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I thought that it was somewhat bitter in taste."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"These pancakes are very tasty and have a smooth texture. I added 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice for more flavor."

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