Why not welcome Fall with these yummy apple cinnamon pancakes? Then to make them even better, why not top them off with a sweet syrup made from apple cider? The pancake recipe today gives you a nice burst of cinnamon spice with the juicy crispness of little bits of apple.
I originally tried to make this with my favorite scratch pancake recipe and it just didn’t have the apple punch that I wanted. So, I went back to the drawing board and elected to use a pancake mix. However, I chose to use apple juice in place of the water. These apple cinnamon pancakes turned out perfect. It was the perfect balance of apple and cinnamon I was looking for.
I also tried a new apple cider syrup recipe. I have shared a syrup recipe before that I loved, but it does take some time to make. You have to simmer the cider and reduce it down. With this recipe it comes together quickly and gets some help from a little cornstarch to get it thick. It is so yummy! It can even be made ahead of time and reheated for breakfast. I even topped the pancakes with a little granola and whipped cream.
Cinnamon Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup
Real Mom Kitchen
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 cup apple cider or juice
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cups complete pancake mix the kind that you only add water to, I used Hungry Jack
- 1-1/2 cups apple juice or cider
- 1 apple finely diced
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Start by preparing the syrup. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Add the cider in and stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook while stirring for 2 minutes longer. Stir in butter and lemon juice until butter is melted.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the pancake mix and cinnamon. Add juice and whisk just until moistened.
- Fold finely diced apple into the batter.
- Pour batter onto a greased hot griddle using a 1/4 cup measuring cup; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.
- Serve the pancakes with cider syrup. (I sprinkled some granola on mine along with a spoonful of whipped cream to make it look pretty) Makes 12 pancakes and 1-1/4 cups syrup.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.