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Pecan Apple Pancakes Recipe

Pecan Apple Pancakes Recipe

Weekend breakfasts are a big deal here in Texas, and these sweet, well-spiced pancakes make any breakfast special. So put on your apron and invite the neighbors in! —Sharon Richardson, Dallas, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, mix the first nine ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk and oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in apples and pecans.
  • 2. Lightly grease a griddle; heat over medium-low 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. Yield: 18 pancakes.

Reviews for Pecan Apple Pancakes

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"They were okay. Didn't care for the taste of the combination of spices. Had cut the cloves in half thinking that it would be too much, but still too strong of a flavor combination for us."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"My family thought these were great. I omitted all spice and used 1 tsp. apple pie spice and no nuts. Very easy recipe and I will make them often."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"Delicious. I left out the mace and used walnuts instead of pecans."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I cut the recipe in half & substituted 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg & allspice & left out the mace & cloves. The taste was heavenly! I'm giving this a 4 out of 5 stars because for some reason, the pancakes were really hard to flip without them falling apart. I made sure the first side was well-cooked before attempting to flip & have not had this happen with other pancake recipes. Next time I will add more flour & see if that helps correct the issue."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"I made this recipe this morning to rave reviews from my husband. There are only 2 of us so I cut it in half & still made to many. The only change I made in the recipe was the Mace. I didn't happen to have any so I used a few grates of whole nutmeg which worded out well. I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone. Those who say they didn't like it probably didn't try it. To DebCary75, I would probably take a lot of experimenting to get this to come out well using the substitutions you mentioned. As a former Home Ec. teacher that's my recommendation."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Haven't made these but love the idea and aroma this evokes in my mind. I recently made a lot of apple butter. Wondering if I could substitute that for the spices, apples and oil and get the same taste and basic texture."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I think these are not very good. I would take the same recipe minus the pecans and apples and make them. Then warm your syrup and add apples and pecans to serve on top. Not as mushy and you can get a good apple and pecan taste."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"I liked these, I thought they were good."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"First time making these. Using a measuring cup, I actually made 24 instead of 18. Ground Clove definitely over powers the flavor of the pancakes. Will have to use less next time - perhaps half of what the recipe calls for. Definitely a good recipe for around the Christmas holiday."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"I agree, it was a lot of sugar to use but I loved all the spices. I cut the apples into chunks instead of shredding and it was a great flavor! I also subbed in nutmeg for the mace."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Agreed - way too heavy on the cloves. Omitted mace with no problems - may try adding some nutmeg instead! This recipe is perfectly balanced in flavors and a wonderful texture. Will be one of our favorites for sure!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I would cut back on the cloves a bit."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"I agree these are a great combination of spices. This is my favorite apple pancake. One I make often."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"I'm really not a pancake person, but these are so de-LISH! They smell and taste like... Christmas. I think they're perfect just the way they are. It's a great combination of spices. My family and I love them with buttermilk syrup. Highly recommend this recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"These are the best pancakes ever."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"These pancakes are delicious, but much too sweet with a whole cup of sugar, esp if you want to put syrup on top! I would try to use maybe a half cup of sugar next time. I also like to use part whole wheat flour to maximize the nutritional value. Definitely will make again, but using my alterations."

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