Whole Grain Apple Spice Pancakes

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!


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. 

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  2. These look so good. I love all pancakes and love, love LOVE cooked apples!!

  3. These are totally my kind of pancakes! I can just smell them from here :)

    Can’t wait for more pancake posts! :)

  4. Made them this morning for breakfast – wonderful!

  5. Love the spices in these! And love the idea of a whole month of pancakes!

  6. Funny, as a kid I hated pancakes, unless they were apple flavored. And had gobs of cinnamon apply goodness piled high on top. Now, I love all pancakes, but these totally bring backs childhood memories and I’ll have to make some!

  7. 1. that picture of the nutmeg is gorgeous.

    2. i am SO EXCITED For a month of pancakes. you have no idea.

  8. I can see it’s going to be pancake craving for a while around here! :) I love pancakes.

  9. Anything with apple spice in the name and I am there–these look fantastic! I can’t wait to see what the rest of pancake month entails :)

  10. These sound so good – the perfect way to start off a month full of pancakes!!

  11. Oh yum, what a delicious pancake! Apples and cinnamon are always a perfect combination!

  12. Fall in a pancake? Yes please! :)

  13. Wohoo, pancake party! Can’t wait to see all the posts!

  14. Way to kick off the party Rachel, these sound great!! They’re also about 400x healthier than the ones I’m making so hopefully it all balances out :)

  15. sounds like a perfect way to incorporate apples into breakfast – and yogurt, too!

  16. Love these! My oldest always asks for apple pancakes and I always tell him that apple pancakes don’t exist but umm… I was wrong! I need to make these for him.

  17. These look right up my alley! Yum. Thank you for hosting this, I’m so excited to see what everyone is doing.

  18. Great start to the month. Your family must be quite understanding, my wife and kids would kill me if I made pancakes everyday for 30 days straight. Myself, I could very easily do it, you got an extra room….or a dog house?

    • Haha yeah, that would be a little nuts. I’m actually hosting a lot of great bloggers who will be doing guest posts. There will be a huge variety–so it should be a lot of fun!

  19. Love the spices in these, Rach. Great way to kickoff pancake month!

  20. These sound so tasty and I love that they are full of delicious whole grains; such a great start to the pancake party!

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