Apple Pie Pancakes with Spiced Maple Syrup
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These light and fluffy apple pie pancakes with spiced maple syrup are perfect for fall mornings!
Yield: 8 large pancakes
  • 1 c. grated apple
  • ¼ c. apple sauce
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1¼ c. all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice
  • Spiced Maple Syrup:
  • 1 c. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. apple pie spice
  • Garnishes:
  • Apple
  • Whipped cream
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, add the grated apple, apple sauce, buttermilk, butter, egg, brown sugar and vanilla extract, whisk until combined.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and apple pie spice.
  3. Make a small "nest" or well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Using a large whisk or spatula, stir together until only very small lumps remain.
  4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt a small amount of butter in the pan. Pour ⅓ c. of batter into the pan (I can do 2 at a time in my large skillet) and allow the pancake(s) to cook for 2 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter, buttering the pan between each batch.
  5. To make the syrup, in a small saucepan combine the maple syrup and apple pie spice. Over medium-low heat, cook for 3-4 minutes, serve over hot pancakes.
-You can take this syrup to the next level by dry toast chopped pecans or walnuts until fragrant, adding 2 tbsp. of butter, then the syrup and apple pie spice. Heat on low for 2-3 minutes and then drizzle over the hot pancakes.
-If you don't like raw apples on top of your pancakes, simply sauté them in a small amount of butter until soft.

Recipe source: my whole wheat banana pancakes
Recipe by Life Made Simple at