Hearty whole grain apple spice pancakes make a nutritious and delicious breakfast. Filled with chunky apples and lots of cinnamon and spice!

Overhead of pancakes stacked on white plate, garnished with yogurt and sprinkled with cinnamon.

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 warm applesauce, maple syrup, or  just a dab of butter.

An apple, two cinnamon sticks, and a couple of nutmegs on a wooden surface.

What’s in Whole Grain Apple Spice Pancakes?

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Ground flax seed
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Egg, oil, milk
  • Apples

Front view of three stacked pancakes on white plate.

 

Pancakes on a white plate on a wooden surface.

Whole Grain Apple Spice Pancakes

Yield: 20 small pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Hearty whole grain apple spice pancakes make a nutritious and delicious breakfast. Filled with chunky apples and lots of cinnamon and spice!

Ingredients

  • 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 egg
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1-2 cups chopped, peeled apples
  • vanilla Greek yogurt, applesauce or syrup (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • The smaller you chop/dice the apples, the softer they will be.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 5 pancakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1355mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 7gSugar: 23gProtein: 13g

RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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