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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 large egg whites
  • 1 large 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.

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kgburgess User ID: 2727982 260029
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"I thought these were very good. It seems natural to me to add cinnamon with apples, so I will definitely do that next time for extra flavor. The walnuts added a nice flavor for me, but my husband and teenage son did not like nuts in it (though my younger kids did)...they said it was a strange texture to have nuts in a pancake, so I'll likely leave them out next time. I probably should have chopped them up smaller. Bottom line, though, is that I would definitely make these again with slight adjustments. The texture was dense when cooked...not light and you probably would like these if you were looking for lighter textured pancakes. Also, I used King Arthur white whole wheat flour so my kids wouldn't notice a heavy wheat flavor."

rellmac User ID: 3519421 185359
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!"

rexfullerupperville User ID: 7533968 118651
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Grr my favorite!!"

pwatts User ID: 4543000 118649
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."

vbag User ID: 1135425 187731
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!"

gleigh User ID: 7260634 118646
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

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

Clytemnestra User ID: 7071145 108412
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."

lprather User ID: 6536117 185357
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

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

l2bake User ID: 2030987 118644
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!"

ecostain User ID: 3255727 173368
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!!"

jenilovesdaisies User ID: 532785 168226
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

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

Kyra_Athena User ID: 5573896 102074
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!"

grensrud User ID: 4501110 102066
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."

themrsh User ID: 4847810 168225
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

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

sands351 User ID: 1036170 127655
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."

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 127651
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!"

empabel User ID: 3451503 116468
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!"

cherylkulpski User ID: 991043 211289
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."

joanneharrington User ID: 4145867 168224
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

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

canns User ID: 270833 127646
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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