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Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup Recipe

Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup Recipe

What a delightful way to start the day! Sweet apple flavor fills every delectable bite of these flapjacks. For an extra-special treat, top with sour cream and then add syrup. —Janet Vardaman, Zephyrhills, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cups complete pancake mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1. In a small bowl, stir the pancake mix, water, apple and cinnamon just until moistened.
  • 2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.
  • 3. Meanwhile, for syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in cider until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in butter and lemon juice. Serve with pancakes. Yield: 12 pancakes (1-1/4 cups syrup).

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 284 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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amsm User ID: 8302234 261738
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2017

"I followed the recipe exactly, using apple juice in the syrup. I thought the pancakes came out a little gummy, and the syrup had a heavy nutmeg taste. We just didn't care for these pancakes"

mumsay User ID: 7742579 248977
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"I used Bisquick, eggs, and milk for the pancake mix. I added one apple and 4oz. of unsweetened apple sauce, plus the cinnamon to it. I followed the syrup recipe exactly. We loved this recipe. Very apple-y!"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 237721
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"Absolutely loved the syrup. The pancakes froze and reheated great. Will definitely be making these again!"

hazander User ID: 7482150 226151
Reviewed May. 10, 2015

"These pancakes are delicious and so quick and easy. The cider syrup really added an apple flavor to the pancakes. I made these for a Mother's Day brunch and everyone loved them. I would make this again and again."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 215982
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"I have only made the syrup and I love it! I did think it thickened almost too much the first time so this second time I added more cider (just personal preference). It tastes great and helps not to have to buy the real maple syrup so often which certainly helps with grocery costs."

grannyfromwisc User ID: 7988042 174577
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"I just made the syrup using apple juice and it was fantastic! Not as sweet as the store bought and so full of flavor. I am going to try this receipe with blueberry juice. I did not make the pancakes."

rh2hart User ID: 2163005 188774
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Hubby and I are diabetics so one change, had a Splenda/cinnamon/nutmeg mix for apple pie so used that for sugar and spices. Also 1 tsp baking powder. Awesome!!"

angelhairred User ID: 3409183 128127
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"Can't wait to make this for a church brunch in Sept. I would LOVE it if TOH had a catagory for large group recipes."

[email protected] User ID: 671447 117169
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Made these just yesterday for my daughter, son-in-law and myself. We give the recipe 3 thumbs up and 5 stars for excellent. We all thought they were delicious."

cici123 User ID: 6108408 174575
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"The pancakes were delicious (I added a couple tsp. of sugar to the batter) and the syrup was amazing!! (we omitted the nutmeg) So tasty!"

joceyw User ID: 3308211 187805
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I didn't make these pancakes, but I made the syrup and it was AMAZING! Highly recommended!"

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 187803
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"The apples gave the pancakes a good texture, but I would add even more apples and more cinnamon. Otherwise they tasted pretty much like plain pancakes."

mhafen User ID: 5342720 128125
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"The syrup is amazing... we added some very thinly sliced apples and toasted almonds to it at the end and added just such a nice crunch!! Favorite fall breakfast"

mhafen User ID: 5342720 128122
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"Great syrup!!"

bnelson1972 User ID: 4103690 185954
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"Excellent!! Everyone loved them. I don't like maple syrup, but I loved the apple cider syrup."

chrisgreenan User ID: 3416761 189295
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Made these yummy pancakes and syrup for a large family brunch...HUGE HIT!!!"

Singininthkitchen User ID: 5423315 188771
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Yes, I would make it again ~ already have!!

My family loved it. What a great way to add a little extra fruit into their diet. Super easy.
Didn't have my grater handy so I just choped the apple instead. I will also try apple sauce with less liquid to see how that works.
Thanks for sharing ~ GREAT recipe."

altmansgirl247 User ID: 4822992 211408
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011 Edited Feb. 24, 2017

"It's too bad I can only give this a five star rating. If I could I would give it 10 stars! The pancakes are fantastic and the syrup is delicious too. Everyone in my family loved them, and I will definitely be making them again."

recess_annie User ID: 5750714 188760
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Oh so good! But I'm a celiac with a corn allergy so I substituted Bob's Red Mill Pancake Mix and potato starch instead of the corn starch. My Goodness! And my waistline! I couldn't stop eating them!"

asnunez User ID: 2408742 189292
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Made homemade pancake recipe and added the apples and cinnamon. The syrup, made it with Splenda Brown Sugar--OMG!! So Good!!! Definite keeper in my book! Thanx for sharing!"

nitsrika User ID: 2086722 119626
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"My family loves these - I made buttermilk pancakes from scratch rather than a mix and I used granny smith apples for tartness. So yummy!"

kim91262 User ID: 1481597 169213
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"OMG...these are sooo good. we use bisquick pancake mix and do the supreme version...YUMMY. also, i've substitued blueberries for the grated apple and cran/apple juice for the cider and they were FABULOUS!!!"

BirdWatchinFool User ID: 5929 187802
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"It's breakfast time and this looks good!"

ksayre1 User ID: 5353952 174573
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"I forgot to rate it."

ksayre1 User ID: 5353952 117168
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"I am eating these as I type. They are very husband also liked them. I will definitely make again."

delic1999 User ID: 2405728 187792
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"I made these a little while ago. I used granny smith apples and it really added to the flavor."

kmu021 User ID: 3347263 119622
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"These were delicious! Used a Betty Crocker recipe for the pancakes instead of the mix and they turned out fluffy and great! My husband kept commenting on how good they were!!! A keeper for sure!"

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 105104
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Great pancakes and a recipe I will make again. I will add more cinnamon too."

LeslieH User ID: 191346 169206
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"An easy recipe to make and very delicious. Loved the syrup. Wonder if the syrup could be made with splenda and not sugar?"

hazran9 User ID: 238442 103109
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"The Cider syrup was delicious, you could eat it with a spoon. The pancakes with the apple just added to the taste. Great recipe."

maryann0926 User ID: 973805 174571
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"I devided the recipe for the pancakes by 3 and made 4 pancakes. For the syrup, I was out of nutmeg, so I used 1/4 tsp. apple pie spice in place of the 1/8 tsp. nutmeg and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. This was the best apple pancakes that I ever ate. I loved the syrup, and I do not like pancake syrup."

sgates20 User ID: 3414587 105102
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I made these for breakfast this morning and they were very good! Very simple to make and the syrup tastes fantastic!"

daktanamom User ID: 1738474 187787
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"My husband just surprised my and son and me with these for breakfast! Wow! Very good! Will definitely be adding to our family favorites!"

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 185953
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"Very good. Very easy. The syrup is great, very sweet and buttery, I would enjoy the syrup on plain pancakes or waffles too, or ice cream, yum."

margie&425 User ID: 4670280 211406
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"I love apples, and pancakes we were brougth eating these for breakfast on the farm alot, so I give these a 5 rating"

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