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Apple Ring Pancakes

Apple Ring Pancakes

Apple rings baked inside pancakes and topped with cinnamon sugar. It's a great way to sneak a serving of fruit into breakfast.MORE+LESS-


large apples, peeled and cored

Cinnamon Sugar


tablespoons granulated sugar



cups Original Bisquick™ mix

Gummy worms (optional) for garnish

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    Slice apples in 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices. 1/4 inch slices will yield a crispier pancake. For the Cinnamon Sugar: In a small bowl or ramekin combine the sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

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    Preheat skillet to medium high heat. In a medium bowl combine the Bisquick, eggs, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dip apple rings in batter and cook each one in the skillet for 2-3 minutes. Remove pancake from skillet and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.

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    Serve immediately with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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  • Apple season is here! Start your crisp, fall morning off with these apple pancakes, made easily by coating apple rings with pancake batter.If you like it, you should put a ring on it.Thank you, Beyoncé. I took her advice. If you like pancakes, you can only make them better by putting a ring on it. Errrr…in it?I can’t wait until September rolls around every year because I literally have a list of apple recipes that I’m anxiously waiting to make.These Apple Ring Pancakes are a little piece of heaven. The concept is an apple ring coated in spiced pancake batter and baked just like you would a regular pancake.It’s kind of like having apple pie for breakfast. The greatest part is that you can squeeze in an extra serving of fruit into your breakfast without too much effort.If you like a crispier pancake, slice your apples thicker. I personally like to bite into a soft apple inside my pancake, so I sliced mine thin.All you need is a little drizzle of syrup to finish these babies off. To go along with the apple theme, I placed some gummy worms on the breakfast plate for added effect.Try these! You won’t believe how easy and yummy they are.

Apple Pancake

Melt butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat cook and stir apple slices, about 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon in butter until apples are tender, about 5 minutes.

Beat eggs, milk, flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl until batter is smooth pour batter evenly over apples.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Run a spatula around the edges of the pancake to loosen. Invert skillet over a large plate to serve.

How to Make Apple Ring Pancakes

  1. Prepare the apples. Peel and core the apples and cut them into ½" slices.
  2. Prepare the batter. Pour ¾ cup of water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla into a medium mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of pancake mix and whisk until smooth. I like my pancakes to be a little more flat than thick, so I use more water. If you prefer thicker pancakes, you should use less water.

  3. Cook the pancakes. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet or griddle. When it is hot, place one apple slice topped with approximately ¼ cup of pancake batter on the pan (just enough batter to completely cover the apple slice). Repeat until the skillet is full.
  4. Flip the pancakes. When bubbles start to form and the edges are browning, flip the pancakes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cook another minute or two, to finish browning the bottom.
  5. Serve. Serve the pancakes with more butter and syrup.

It is important to keep the pan well oiled with butter, so if it starts to look dry or your pancakes stick, add more butter and allow it to melt before cooking more pancakes.

Apple Ring Pancakes

Only 60 calories each and a healthy dose of fruit. Pancakes you can feel good about.


  • 2 whole Large Apples (I Used Fuji Apples)
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ¼ cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ cups Reduced-fat Or Fat-free Sour Cream
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cups Sparklink Water Or Club Soda


(Yields about 20 apple ring pancakes.)

Preheat a griddle to 375ºF, or use a large skillet heated over medium high heat jut prior to cooking the apple pancakes. (Coat with butter-flavored cooking spray prior to cooking pancakes.)

Peel and core the apples. Cut the apples into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. Thicker slices will give you a crispier apple once cooked and a thinner slice will give you a softer apple once cooked.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt until well mixed. In a separate bowl, add the sour cream, egg and vanilla, mix until well combined. Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and stir until just barely combined. Add the sparkling water and stir.

One at a time, dip the apple slices into the batter and place on the hot griddle. Allow the pancakes to cook until the edges start to look dry and then flip over, cooking on the other side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat for all apple slices.

Apple Ring Pancakes



  • 3 Large BC Tree Fruit Gala apples
  • 3 Tbsp Melted butter
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk*
  • 2 Large Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla

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*If you don&rsquot have buttermilk you can add 1 Tbsp. of white vinegar or lemon juice to your regular milk and let it sit for 5 minutes as a substitute.

Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and cool.

In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the buttermilk, vanilla and cooled melted butter.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed: do not over mix! It will still look lumpy.

Peel and core the apples. Cut each apple on its side (you want to keep the hole in the middle) into ¼&rdquo slices.

Heat a griddle or large pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on medium heat until the oil sizzles when a drop of water is added to the pan.

Using a set of tongs, dip each apple slice into the batter and cook until lightly brown on each side.

Enjoy with whatever you like to dress your pancakes with. These are amazing with a dollop of vanilla yogurt!

Recipe By: Tori Wesszer

My nutrition philosophy embraces moderation and quality without deprivation. You will find that my recipes and nutrition advice centre around sustainable and enjoyable healthy eating. I am head over heels in love with food made with the best ingredients, eating in good company and making your table look as gorgeous as possible. I promise that you will love cooking (and eating) even more when you use the right tools and invest in kitchen items that make cooking and baking easy and beautiful to look at. Food simply tastes better when we add those extra touches and slow down to truly enjoy a meal as a family versus grabbing takeout in your car or having kids glued to the TV on the couch during dinner.

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Apple Pancake Rings

I can see making these Apple Pancake Rings with my daughter on Christmas morning. Something about them makes me picture us padding downstairs in our pajamas (footies, of course), whipping up pancake batter and slicing apples. She’d eagerly dip them into the batter and we’d sizzle them on a hot skillet while I warmed maple syrup. With the anticipation of Santa’s gifts, it would be a quick breakfast, and we’d leave the dirty dishes for later to go tear open presents.

Can you tell I love Christmas?

Texas weather is still toasty and telling us winter is far off, but chestnuts are roasting on an open fire in my mind. You could say I’ve been looking forward to this Christmas for a while… and hoping to start new traditions with my new little family!

But, let’s rewind a bit to present day, shall we? Leaves are turning, crisp apples are available by the bushel, and fall is calling. I can’t imagine any better breakfast than a pile of these warm pancakes with fresh apples nestled inside.

Using your favorite pancake batter and sliced apples (I used Gala), these pancakes come together in minutes. Just dip your slices into the batter, and lay on a hot skillet to sizzle. I used the batter recipe for my Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes (our all-time favorite pancakes – SO good), but your favorite will do. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for festival fall flavor! But really, these can be enjoyed year round for a special morning treat.

Grab your ingredients, heat up that skillet, and get to cookin’ these terrific Apple Pancake Rings. Kids of all ages will go crazy for them!

Apple Ring Pancakes

Me too. Definitely gonna make these but with granny smith apples.

I started getting really anxious towards the end, worried they wouldn't put maple syrup on them.

Wouldn't the apple slice be pretty raw when this is done? Cooking pancakes takes a few minutes per side for a normal pancake, if it's only a thin layer of batter, wouldn't it be even shorter?

Or are these cooked at lower temp to carefully cook the apple through without burning the batter?

Edit: thank you to the left half of the wittiness bell curve for letting me know that it's okay to eat raw apples. For everyone else, thank you for some legitimately useful ideas - poach them in water and maple syrup, dice apples and caramelize them in butter and sugar, use thin slices so the pancakes aren't crunchy in the middle - all amazing ideas, so few lazy Sunday mornings to try them all out!

Fried Apple Ring Pancakes

A few years ago, my husband and I were working Weaver’s Orchard’s booth at the Hay Creek Apple Festival. We enjoyed talking with all the people who had made the trek to the festival. Many were locals – old friends and acquaintances or familiar faces from the years we’d worked the festival, but many said they had driven an hour or more to come! While at the time it seemed like a long drive for an apple festival, my husband commented that if we didn’t have things like this near us we would drive a distance for it.

Now we’ve moved away and sadly it’s the case that we don’t have apple orchards and apple festivals in our backyard. Last year we stumbled upon a cider making operation in a nearby county, and realized that region is known for it’s apple cider. The next weekend we drove around aimlessly following signs for orchards and apple festivals until we found a sign for the apple festival of all apple festivals in the region! This one was even complete with a huge flea market, just like Hay Creek’s.

Now we’ve made going to this festival an annual tradition. We stock up on

20 litres of apple cider. We get the fresh food, including apple sausage (just like Hay Creek) and of course, the apple specialties. Our favorite thing is the apple “fritters,” which consist of slices of peeled, cored apple dipped in dough and deep fried, then sprinkled with powdered sugar. When we got home, my husband suggested that we could make our own version of these sometime with pancake batter, so that’s exactly what we did. Since I don’t own an apple peeler-corer-slicer and I honestly don’t mind the apple peel, I left the skins on, cored the apple with a knife and cut them into rings. Then I mixed up some pancake batter and added in a teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and cloves. I fried them on a sauté pan with a little bit of butter and voilà! Our own homemade apple fritters doubled as a yummy breakfast. They are delicious served with powdered sugar or maple syrup – or even just plain!

This would make the perfect easy breakfast if you are entertaining this holiday season. Save yourself some steps by purchasing pancake mix from our market, or make your own mix with this recipe from our friends at Wolff’s Apple House.

Apple Ring Pancakes

It is no secret that we love pancakes in our house, and these Apple Ring Pancakes? Comfort food at its finest. Slices of apple coated in pancake batter with a hint of cinnamon, yes please! Basically a healthier version of an apple fritter… keep reading for the recipe that the kids will LOVE!

I created these a long time ago and just pulled out the recipe again for the kids the other week. They were obsessed! Charlie thought he was eating donuts, and they even kept well in the fridge to serve as snacks (I doubled my batch knowing they would be gobbled up).

Living in Kelowna, I always look for the BC Tree Fruit sticker on my apples so that I can support the local growers. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful fruit at our fingertips I can’t help but take advantage of it!

You can use any apple you want here: pretty much any variety will work! Just note that varieties like Spartan and MacIntosh will cook up softer, and others like Granny Smith or Gala will stay firmer. You can slice your apples thinner too if you have a firmer variety on hand so that they have a chance to soften a bit more.

If you like apple fritters, these pancakes are for YOU! They taste like apple donuts without being deep fried and are lightly coated in pancake batter. So essentially they end up being mostly apple – total mom win!

As far as tools go, I highly recommend that you invest in a good apple corer. I loved this CuisiPro one (pictured a couple pics above) as it has a lever that opens up and is nice and sharp, saving me a world of frustration. It’s also one of the least expensive kitchen tools I own.

Serve these pancakes with vanilla yogurt as a dip if desired and a bit of maple syrup and you’ve quickly become the most popular person in the house – congratulations!

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