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Whole Grain Apple Pie Pancakes

by Heather

Whole grain apple pie pancakes are just what chilly fall mornings call for! They are soft and perfectly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The grated apple adds such good fall flavor. Using whole grain flour gives you more fiber to start your morning – make a big batch and enjoy all week!

whole wheat apple pie pancakes

Whole Grain Apple Pie Pancakes

Pancakes are always a hit in our house. What about yours? They are kid friendly, easy to make and amazing to batch prep. Batch prepping is making a double or triple (or even more!) batch of a recipe, then having extra to enjoy during the week. You could even freeze the extra to save for a different week. Below you’ll find how to freeze pancakes.

whole wheat apple pie pancakes

What you’ll need for whole grain apple pie pancakes

How to make whole grain apple pie pancakes

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and sea salt.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
  3. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and mix until just combined.  Add shredded apple and stir to distribute throughout.
  4. Preheat a large skillet to medium heat (or an electric griddle to 325 degrees F).  Add a little butter or coconut oil and portion pancake batter onto the pan.  Cook about 3-4 minutes until edges are set and the center starts to bubble.  Carefully flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on other side. Continue until all batter has been used.
whole wheat apple pie pancakes

Substitution ideas

  • Looking to make these pancakes gluten free? Use an all purpose gluten free flour mix
  • Don’t have apple? Grate pear instead. Or use blueberries for blueberry pancakes!
  • Use coconut oil instead of butter

How to freeze pancakes

Pancakes freeze wonderfully! Here’s how to freeze them individually.

Here’s how to freeze pancakes and defrost them

Cool pancakes fully before freezing. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Lay pancakes on parchment, without stacking. Once fully frozen, transfer pancakes to a freeze bag, label and date and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Here’s how to defrost pancakes to eat

Either remove the number of pancakes you want to eat, and place in the fridge to defrost overnight. Then simply warm in a pan.

Or, if defrosting from frozen here’s what to do. Place pancakes on a baking sheet and in a 300 degree oven until warmed through.

whole wheat apple pie pancakes

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whole wheat apple pie pancakes

Whole Grain Apple Pie Pancakes

Whole grain apple pie pancakes are just what chilly fall mornings call for! They are soft and perfectly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The grated apple adds such good fall flavor. Using whole grain flour gives you more fiber to start your morning – make a big batch and enjoy all week!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, apples, pancakes, whole grain
Servings: 4
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and sea salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
  • Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and mix until just combined.  Add shredded apple and stir to distribute throughout.
  • Pre-heat a large skillet to medium heat (or an electric griddle to 325 degrees F).  Add a little butter or coconut oil and portion pancake batter onto the pan.  Cook about 3-4 minutes until edges are set and the center starts to bubble.  Carefully flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on other side. Continue until all batter has been used.

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

whole wheat apple pie pancakes

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in November 2013. Updated November 2020.*

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6 comments

Erica November 12, 2013 - 9:24 am

ow! These look totally yummy! Love baked apples. Breakfast is the best

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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome November 12, 2013 - 9:32 pm

I love the dipping idea! Not that my son has any problems chowing down on pancakes just as they are but I’m sure he’d love dipping!

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Fit Mama November 13, 2013 - 2:52 pm

It just makes it more fun!

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colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess November 13, 2013 - 10:32 am

So glad you and Hunter enjoyed the recipe. It’s so tasty and perfect for fall. And love the applesauce for dipping. I smeared some peanut butter on some of the leftovers.

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Fit Mama November 13, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Thanks for the recipe! We love pb on our pancakes too… you just can’t go wrong with it 🙂

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