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Pecan Apple Pancakes

Weekend breakfasts are a big deal here in Texas, and these sweet, well-spiced pancakes make any breakfast special. So put on your apron and invite the neighbors in! —Sharon Richardson, Dallas, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    18 pancakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, mix the first nine ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk and oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in apples and pecans.
  • Lightly grease a griddle; heat over medium-low 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.
Nutrition Facts
3 pancakes: 489 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • lpugh9
    Jan 14, 2018

    Very good, but a little sweet for my family. Will make again.

  • Angel182009
    Sep 26, 2017

    Packed with lots of fall flavor and easy to put together. If you're feeding little ones I'd leave the pecans out.

  • jnjrok
    Nov 23, 2014

    They were okay. Didn't care for the taste of the combination of spices. Had cut the cloves in half thinking that it would be too much, but still too strong of a flavor combination for us.

  • Mrsatj
    Sep 24, 2014

    My family thought these were great. I omitted all spice and used 1 tsp. apple pie spice and no nuts. Very easy recipe and I will make them often.

  • JkayC
    Oct 27, 2013

    Delicious. I left out the mace and used walnuts instead of pecans.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Oct 23, 2013

    I cut the recipe in half & substituted 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg & allspice & left out the mace & cloves. The taste was heavenly! I'm giving this a 4 out of 5 stars because for some reason, the pancakes were really hard to flip without them falling apart. I made sure the first side was well-cooked before attempting to flip & have not had this happen with other pancake recipes. Next time I will add more flour & see if that helps correct the issue.

  • makenmagic
    Oct 20, 2013

    I made this recipe this morning to rave reviews from my husband. There are only 2 of us so I cut it in half & still made to many. The only change I made in the recipe was the Mace. I didn't happen to have any so I used a few grates of whole nutmeg which worded out well. I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone. Those who say they didn't like it probably didn't try it. To DebCary75, I would probably take a lot of experimenting to get this to come out well using the substitutions you mentioned. As a former Home Ec. teacher that's my recommendation.

  • DebCary75
    Oct 19, 2013

    Haven't made these but love the idea and aroma this evokes in my mind. I recently made a lot of apple butter. Wondering if I could substitute that for the spices, apples and oil and get the same taste and basic texture.

  • greatgigi
    Oct 19, 2013

    I think these are not very good. I would take the same recipe minus the pecans and apples and make them. Then warm your syrup and add apples and pecans to serve on top. Not as mushy and you can get a good apple and pecan taste.

  • pamdevone
    Apr 7, 2013

    I liked these, I thought they were good.