Cinnamon Apple Pancakes Recipe
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Cinnamon Apple Pancakes Recipe

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"My family loves the apple and cinnamon flavor in these light yet hearty pancakes," Kim McConnell shares from Tulsa, Oklahoma. "And best of all, they're sweet enough to eat without syrup."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium apple, chopped

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 246 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Combine the eggs, milk, honey and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in apple.
  2. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown. Yield: 12 pancakes.
Originally published as Cinnamon Apple Pancakes in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p21

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Anne Oakes User ID: 2374099 70217
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"I read the comments first and edited the recipe before I made it. I did 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose flour. I also added a teaspoon of pumpkin spice. They were fabulous, but I think I would add even more spice next time."

lovefood421 User ID: 7437262 135105
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"I haven't made the original recipe, but I used all-purpose flour, used butter instead of the oil, and used light brown sugar instead of the honey. They were gooooood! :)"

aplynnm User ID: 7417708 104621
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Not Impressed

I made these and I have to say I didn't love them. I was looking for a savory and sweet apple cinnamon pancake.
These pancakes came together easily and yielded a consistently fluffy product, not mushy or wet or too clumpy. My issue is that they are rather tasteless! The author notes they are so sweet that you don't need syrup - I disagree! The pancakes are flavorless. I usually put butter, lemon juice and plenty of sugar in my regular pancakes. I was shocked to see no sugar listed on the ingredients, but assumed the honey in this recipe would more than make up for it. It does not! I couldn't even taste the honey, to be honest. And I used locally sourced, amazing honey!!!
I had to load my pancakes with syrup for them to be sweet enough for me to enjoy.
After all is said and done, I'm probably more likely to simply add chopped apples and cinnamon to my normal pancake recipe next time and see how it turns out.
Worth a shot though - maybe you will like your pancakes less sweet."

kerly87 User ID: 244069 148053
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"When I saw other reviews on this recipe I thought perhaps this may of been due to the fact some people do not use a lot of wheat flour. And I know tastes vary from person to person. So, I made this recipe anyways. My family and I was very disappointed in these. Normally when I make pancakes from scratch there is no leftovers. There was with these. I won't be making these again."

alyssa0671 User ID: 7067614 63058
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"By far the blandest pancakes ever. No flavor."

lasgal User ID: 6903779 70213
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"We added butterscotch chips and all I can say is YUM!!"

happyian User ID: 3536641 135702
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"Great pancakes! My husband has been asking me to make these every weekend for the last 2 months! I do change up the flours, use flaxseed in place of the eggs, and use soy or almond milk. I also use applesauce instead of oil and add 1 teaspoon extra of apple spice. Wonderful!!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 59163
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"I felt the whole wheat flour was too much - I wish I would've used half white & half wheat. Regardless, the 4 teaspoons of baking powder made the batter very thick & foamy & hard to work with. I personally prefer thin pancakes, so this recipe was not for me. I also thought the taste was a bit bland."

onlymoira User ID: 4060265 140300
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"These were so simple and delicious. For a fun twist I put caramel sauce out on the table with them and WOW!!

A new favorite pancake has come to live at our house :o)"

p.stillo User ID: 4107111 54978
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"What a healthy and quick pancake recipe. It was quick, tasty and I wouldn't change a thing. I will totally make it again."

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