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Apple Skillet Pancake

Today’s pancake is from Sheila of Eat2Gather and I am seriously craving this one. Although, I might be saying that about all of them. I planned pancake month before I got pregnant, I’m glad I didn’t plan a month of chicken recipes because I would be dying. Pancakes I can handle. Quite well, actually. 

But enough about me. Do you guys know about Sheila and her blog? She has such a fun personality, she lives in my hometown and I can’t wait to meet her some day. I can just tell this is a lady that loves life. And I love that about her.  Not only that, but she also has a great blog filled with personal stories that will make you laugh and cry, and recipes that will make you drool. I’m currently eyeing her Killer Toffee Almond Brownies, her Cherry Chicken Salad, and her White Hot Chocolate.  


When Rachel asked me if I would like to come to her Pancake Party, I knew right away the pancake I would to share! The pancake I chose says a lot about who I am.

My Apple Skillet Pancake recipe….

1. Reflects my heritage.

2. It’s easy to make.

3. Is full of flavor!

Heritage, I’m German.(maiden name, Fritzfinkledanken….JK, it was just Fritz) I spent a year in Germany as an exchange student, and have been back several times since. Easy…I love easy in the morning. I am not a morning person. I am not fully coherent until around 1:30 or so. Therefore, a one pan breakfast is where it’s at baby! Flavor, I am all about excess. I. Want. More! More butter, more spice, more coffee plah-leez. I hate to skimp on flavor, and this pancake will not disappoint in the flavor department. I pinky swear.

My husband and I have four hungry kiddos, who all love breakfast. In fact we often eat breakfast for dinner . The Apple Skillet Pancake is my version of German Apfelfannkuchen. (Say that 10x fast.) This easy cake is great on its own or accompanied by bacon, eggs, and taters, for a heartier meal.

First you will need 3 tart Apples, and a Iron Skillet. (If you don’t have an iron skillet, any oven safe pan will work.) Peel, core, and slice the apples. It might be a good idea to turn your oven up to 400 degrees right now too!


Melt 1 tablespoon of Butter in pan. (However, you should probably melt yours on your stove top, not your floor…wink.)

Spread apple slices over the melted butter. Place a lid over pan, return to stove top and cook apples over medium heat for 5 minutes or until just tender.


Remove pan from heat. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, cut remaining 2 tablespoons Butter into little cubes, and place on top of cinnamon and sugar.


Now it’s time for the cake. I like to whip up my Buttermilk Pancakes, but you can use any pancake mix or use your own homemade pancake batter. Here’s mine: Mix 2 cups Flour, with 4 teaspoons Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Salt, 2 tablespoons Sugar. In separate bowl whisk together 2 cups Buttermilk, 1 teaspoon Vanilla, and 2 eggs. Melt 1/4 cup Butter. Combine the dry, wet, and butter, whisk until smooth.


Pour pancake batter over apples in skillet. Place in preheated (400 degrees) oven for 15-20 minutes. Make sure pancakes sets up in the middle, if it appears gooey allow to bake another 5 minutes. Give the Apple Skillet Pancake 5-10 minutes to rest before cutting.

Thar she is. Good enough to eat, I’d say! Eat your Apple Skillet Pancake as is or drizzle with Maple Syrup, I chose the latter!


Flip your slice over so the apples are on top or serve it apples on the bottom….she’s kinda purdy when you flip her, don’tcha think?


This Pancake Party as been a hoot! Thanks Rachel for inviting me…same time next year?

Peace, Love, and Pancakes,


Thanks Sheila! I can’t wait to try this one. Sheila is also on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram as eat2gather.

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18 Responses to “Apple Skillet Pancake”

  1. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — July 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Ohhh, yum! I think I am going to make “Peace, Love, and Pancakes” my new motto. I’m loving all these pancake recipes!

  2. kelley {mountain mama cooks} — July 5, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I got the chance to meet Sheila at Blogher Food last month and she’s absolutely lovely!!! I know it’s still early in pancake month but these are my favorite so far! Can’t wait to try them!!

    • Sheila — July 5th, 2012 @ 9:21 am

      Aw thanks Kelley! It was so so good to meet you too! {hugs} I hope you love this pancake recipe!

  3. Sheila — July 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Rachel, thank again for having me over to your place! xoxox Sheila

  4. Kathryn — July 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Wow, this sounds utterly amazing! And a great introduction to a new-to-me blog 🙂

  5. DessertForTwo — July 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Oh gosh, this looks sooo delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Ashley Bee @ Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine — July 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Ohh this looks delish! I don’t really like pancakes, but this seems more cake-y to me so I’d probably scarf it down 🙂

  7. Jeffrey — July 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make a recipe similar to this that I found in my grandmother’s old cookbook. My dad said that when she would bake it in the oven it would “blow up” and get real puffy!

  8. Cassie — July 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Sheila, I’m German too! Love this pancake!!

  9. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Oooh, this looks like a perfect breakfast! Yum!

  10. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — July 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I’m loving your pancake month… and this one is my favorite so far! YUM!! Bet it would pass for a dessert too 🙂

    • Sheila — July 31st, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

      This would definitely pass for a dessert! Vanilla ice cream on the side, Voilla!

  11. Shawn — July 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Can’t we just make July 365 days long?

  12. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — July 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    What a fantastic looking pancake! (no, I couldn’t say that name 10x fast. I had trouble with once and slowly)

  13. Carole — July 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I’m salivating!! You refer to oil in your pancake mix and then whisk … yet there is no measurement for oil … ??

    • Rachel — July 6th, 2012 @ 11:04 am

      I think Sheila was probably referring to the butter. I changed it to reflect that. Thanks for pointing it out!

  14. Nutmeg Nanny — July 10, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Oh man these look great! I love that they are so simple!


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