Apple Pie Pancakes

We've all heard the saying, "As American as Apple Pie."  Well, with the Fourth of July coming up, I felt it was very appropriate to drum up something warm and sweet.  But, I really didn't want to make a whole pie. Next best bet, BRINNER!

You all know my love for Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner).  And it just made sense to me to come up with another recipe for pancakes.  Apple Pie.  Holy cow.  Doesn't that just sound sinful?  Yeah, I think I might need a round of confession after this.  Even better, I found a fantastic syrup today - Kroger Brand Cinnamon Maple Syrup.  Okay, now I need to go get a filling in my teeth.  Seriously though, they were the perfect combination of sweet, spice, and pancake.  Even the family loved them!  Serve them with a side of bacon (because seriously, can you EVER go wrong with sweet and salty?), and you have the perfect Brinner meal. One little note, these do take longer to cook than normal pancakes.  Why?  NO OIL!  YAY!

Apple Pie Pancakes


2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
Apple Pie Filling
Kroger Brand Cinnamon Maple Syrup


1. Preheat griddle to 375 degrees (or large skillet on medium high heat).

2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Add wet ingredients, except pie filling and syrup, and mix until just combined.  There should still be a few lumps remaining.

3. Grease griddle.  Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour batter onto griddle to make size of pancakes of your choice.  When bubbles begin to form on surface, flip pancakes over and allow to brown on other side (approximately 3-5 minutes per side).  Serve warm with pie filling and syrup.

Serves 6