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Cinnamon Apple Pancakes Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes Recipe

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


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


  • 1. In a bowl, whisk together first four ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, honey and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Stir in apple.
  • 2. Preheat a lightly greased griddle over medium heat. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto griddle; cook until bubbles on top begin to pop and bottoms are golden brown. Yield: 6 servings

Recipe Note

Health Tip: According to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health, people who at the most whole grains, compared to those who ate little or no whole grains, lived longer and had a lower risk of cancer and heart disease.

Nutritional Facts

2 pancakes: 241 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 576mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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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."

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 59238
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"This is one of the very few TOH recipes that I haven't liked. I thought the pancakes were rather boring even after topping with syrup or jam."

Angela320 User ID: 3362799 142143
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"I made these for lunch today and ate 2 hot with just a bit of syrup. I also ate one cold from the fridge without syrup=)"

s_pants User ID: 174050 59159
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"My 4 year old and 17 month old absolutely loved them!"

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