Transform a couple apples into the most delicious apple pancakes ever. This recipe is a cross between pancakes and apple fritters, using up whole apple slices dipped in your favorite pancake batter. What better way to diminish your apple food waste than in this ultimate breakfast or brunch treat?
You may wonder, well, if I am dipping whole apple rings into pancake batter and cooking them up, are the apples still hard and crunchy? Nope. The heat from the pan is just enough to cook these apples to tender perfection. However, if you are looking for more crunch, just slice those rings thicker.
Props by Matthew Medeiros / @bodyofworks
- 2-3 baking apples such as Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, or Honeycrisp
- 1 recipe pancake batter of choice enough for 6-8 pancakes
- Make pancake batter according to your favorite recipe or box instructions. You need enough batter to make 6-8 pancakes.
- Core apples, and slice into apple rings about 1/8 -1/4 inch in height. I like to leave the peels on.
- Preheat large fry pan, cast iron, or griddle over medium heat, add enough oil or melted butter to lightly coat bottom on pan.
- With fingers or tongs, dip each apple ring into batter to liberally coat, letting any excess run off, place in preheated pan. Cook until you see bubbles come up in center of rings or bottom of pancakes are golden brown. Flip and continue to cook on the other side until golden brown and batter is cooked through. This may take about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Serve up nice and warm with your favorite toppings
I hope you enjoy these pancakes as much as I did!
Want to know how to keep your apples fresher, longer? Check out my tips here.