It is finally here! July. Pancake month. Are you prepared for a WHOLE MONTH of pancake recipes? I’m talking every. single. day.

I’m kicking it off with these Apple Spice Pancakes, a filling and nutritious pancake. It reminds you of a fall day with the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and apples, but is perfect any time of the year.

I love topping these pancakes with Greek yogurt mixed with a bit of cinnamon, but they would also be great with some warm applesauce or maple syrup or even just a good helping of butter.

Whole Grain Apple Spice Pancakes

1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup ground flax seed
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (or ground nutmeg)
6 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1-2 cups of chopped, peeled apples
vanilla Greek yogurt, applesauce or syrup (optional, for topping)

1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. In small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and oil until combined. Add to dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Do not over mix–that will result in tough pancakes.
3. Heat a griddle over medium heat. Drop batter (approximately ¼ to ½ cup for each pancake) onto hot skillet. Sprinkle apples onto pancake. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles form and do not pop. Flip pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
4. Enjoy hot with maple syrup, warm applesauce, or Greek yogurt flavored with cinnamon. Don’t forget that whipped cream is always an option (a very good one!) as well.

Note 1: This makes a lot of pancakes, probably around 20-24 depending on the size. The recipe is easy to cut in half if you are preparing them for a smaller crowd.
Note 2: The smaller you chop/dice the apples, the softer they will be.

Verdict: I love these. I love the flavors, I love how they fill you up, and I love that they are good for you.
Husband’s take: I’m making pancakes, he’s not complaining.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy!

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Each post this month will have the logo you see below. Just click on it and it will bring you to yesterday’s post where I will be compiling a master list of all the pancakes.