Celebrate fall with these hearty whole-wheat apple cinnamon pancakes
It feels nothing like fall in L.A., but that doesn't mean I'm not trying to fake it with my food. These pancakes are a great way to embrace apple season and are perfect for chilly weekend mornings. The pancakes are made with whole wheat flour, which adds heft and a slightly nutty flavor, and is at an almost 50:50 ratio of grated apples to batter. Because the apples are grated so thinly, they almost melt into the pancakes as they cook so that each bite is full of apples and cinnamon. It's a quick and easy recipe but the fall flavors would make it an ideal breakfast for the holidays. You can easily adjust the recipe to feed a crowd or scale it back for a casual morning for two.
More Pancake Recipes:
- Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Dutch Baby Pancake with Sautéed Apples
- Classic Fluffy Flapjacks
Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:
- 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 1 c. whole wheat flour
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- butter, for greasing the pan
- powdered sugar and maple syrup, to serve
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined, then stir in the apples.
- Melt some butter in a skillet or griddle over medium to medium-high heat.
- Working in batches, drop the batter in large spoonfuls in the pan. Wait for bubbles to appear on the surface of the pancakes and for the bottom to get golden brown, then turn and cook for another couple minutes.*
- Stack pancakes on a plate or keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest of them.
- To serve, dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with maple syrup.
*Do not have the pan too hot or the pancakes will get too dark on the outside and not cook enough on the inside.