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.



Whole Grain Apple Spice Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 small pancakes
Hearty whole grain apple spice pancakes make a nutritious and delicious breakfast. Filled with chunky apples and lots of cinnamon and spice!
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  • 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)


  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.


Serving: 5pancakes, Calories: 372kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 1355mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 23g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

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

  2. Aggie says:

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

    Can’t wait for more pancake posts! :)

  3. Laura says:

    Made them this morning for breakfast – wonderful!

  4. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says:

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

  5. Julia says:

    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!

  6. brandi says:

    1. that picture of the nutmeg is gorgeous.

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

  7. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says:

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

  8. Heather says:

    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 :)

  9. Deborah says:

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