Caramel Apple Pancakes Recipe

Recipe: Caramel Apple Pancakes

I must admit fall is my favorite season. And as much as I dread the endless months of the cold winter, I still get excited when the air becomes crisp, the leaves change color, and apple-picking season has started.

Our family makes a point every year to visit a local apple orchard, bringing home bags of apples and a pumpkin or two. I never seem to run out of ideas to use all the apples; we all take pleasure in pies and crisps and turnovers. But this is the first year I put them in our pancakes, and we were all pleased with the result: a delicious, indulgent, autumn breakfast.

Recipe: Caramel Apple Pancakes

Caramel Apple Pancakes

This recipe is adapted from Adrianna Adarme’s wonderful cookbook Pancakes.

Dry mix

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet mix

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and grated
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a measuring cup or small bowl, measure out the buttermilk. Add the egg, melted butter, and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly combined. Stir in the grated apple.

Recipe: Caramel Apple Pancakes

All at once, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter should have some small to medium lumps.

Recipe: Caramel Apple Pancakes

Preheat your skillet over medium heat and brush with a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Using a ¼ cup measure, scoop the batter onto the warm skillet. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, and then flip. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook on the opposite side for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown.

Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in a preheated 200-degree oven to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more vegetable oil to the skillet when needed.  Serve with gently heated caramel sauce and whipped cream.

Recipe: Caramel Apple Pancakes


  • Coco Cake Land

    droool. seriously, my mouth just watered. i love autumn too! these pancakes seem like the perfect way to celebrate the new season. beautiful photos too sarah! ^__^

  • Grace @ Earthy Feast

    I saw this on Pinterest and had to click to get a closer look! These pictures are beautiful and the pancakes sound amazing – I want to rush home and make them right now!

  • Kenni Raye

    This weekend’s breakfast offering!!!

  • t.potts

    Heavenly. Enough said. :)

  • Jane@Buzzmills

    um, we have an excess of apples in our fridge…these look delicious!

  • small for big

    All the tastes of Fall, yummy. And there’s not too much sugar either, yay!

  • Jessica Abbott

    is there any recipe you post here that I don’t drool over?! My goodness, GIVE ME ALL THE PANCAKES.

  • smallfriendly

    Holy yum! This have Thanksgiving breakfast written all over them!

  • Maggie::SmashedPeasandCarrots

    Whaaa? These look amazeballs! Like I need to eat these, stat!!!!!

  • Michelle McInerney

    Oh my!! I will gladly break my diet for these yummies. yum xx

  • Melissa Q

    So yummy, these look gorgeous. My mom used to make apple-cinnamon pancakes and these brought me right back. Gonna need to make them for my wee ones.

  • Fun at Home with Kids

    I love that the recipe is simple enough that my kids can help make it! And caramel + apple is always a winning combo – can’t wait to try these pancakes!!!

  • Andrea :: Crafting Connections

    You had me at caramel apples! My little ones love helping me cook – and pancakes are a staple around here – we can’t wait to give this recipe a try!