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Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Tender pancakes are filled with minced apple and raisin, and drizzled with apple cider syrup. They're wonderful in the summer or on a cool fall morning. —April Harmon, Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 pancakes (2/3 cup syrup)


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • SYRUP:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1-1/2 inches)
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Additional butter, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in apple and raisins. Combine the buttermilk, egg yolk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form; fold into batter.
  • Pour batter by heaping 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir nutmeg into syrup. Serve pancakes with warm syrup and, if desired, additional butter.
Nutrition Facts
3 pancakes with 1/3 cup syrup: 492 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 605mg sodium, 101g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • Elonda
    Dec 5, 2020

    My Mom originally had this recipe from the 90's, and made them every Christmas breakfast. I'm introducing them to my own kids tonight. ???? Can't wait.

  • Jellybug
    Oct 3, 2017

    My 13 year old grandson loved these pancakes, I added toasted walnut for the crunch and because we love walnuts.. The syrup was delicious and easy to make. Definitely making them again.

  • greatmom4girls
    Sep 28, 2017

    These are absolutely perfect!!!Second time making, I didn't have I subbed apple cider for the milk!!! Even more perfect!!! Plus a splash of cloves! And doubled the cinnamon for our family! I tripled the recipe and I didn't run out! ?? Can't wait for breakfast!!!! We ate them for supper tonight!

  • angela32
    Nov 28, 2016

    Very good! I omitted the raisins, but that is a personal preference. I would make these again and would HAVE to double the recipe next time!

  • Cook38
    Oct 5, 2016

    Seems like alot of work for 2 servings - Willing to try it once, hopefully it's worth it!

  • dschultz01
    Nov 9, 2014

    These were really good. I especially liked the syrup! I doubled the recipe, and still barely had enough for 8 pancakes that were about 6 inches in diameter. They come out thick and dense, but very good!

  • jstowellsupermom
    Nov 2, 2014

    Perfect for a chilly fall morning! My family loved these!

  • acookinUT
    Aug 10, 2013

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  • kafaughn
    May 31, 2013

    I added finely chopped walnuts. Delicious!

  • AidansMama723
    May 6, 2013

    A requested breakfast in the fall