Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hidden Apple Pancakes

Pancake covered apples...they sound kinda weird but my girls thought they so cool and yummy!  Hidden apple pancakes were also a great way to add some fruit to breakfast without my girls really knowing!

I have to admit, I got this idea from Pinterest but I tweeked the recipe a bit because I didn't have all the ingredients.  My recipe is also a lot easier than the original.

What you'll need for my version:
  • Your favorite pancake mix
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Apples
  • Topping of choice (apple syrup, maple syrup, butter, cool whip...)

Step 1)  Cut the apples into thin slices and cut the cores out.  (I think I used Macintosh apples but any apple will do depending on your preference)

Step 2)  Prepare the pancake batter as directed on the box.  Add cinnamon and sugar to taste.  (I used Bisquick mix and made 1/2 a batch of pancakes.  I added about 1 Tbsp of cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar.)

Step 3)  Coat the apples with the pancake batter.

Step 4)  Cook until the pancake part appears done.  (I found that the cooking took a little longer than normal pancakes because of the moisture in the apples.  Make sure to keep your heat on low to avoid burning)

Step 5)  Serve warm with your favorite topping.  (We used regular maple syrup and thought it was pretty good!  Because our apples were a soft kind, they were warm and soft inside the pancakes.  It was almost like an apple pie!)

The original recipe I found on Pinterest is probably much better, but these were pretty good for being simple and having the ingredients on hand!


  1. Get the heck outta here! Those look wonderful and so easy (mama like) !! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Can't wait to hear how they went in your home!

  2. Sound delicious! I'm not sure if my kids would go for them but they sound great to me!
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack

  3. Sounds delicious!! I am sure my daughter would love them, but getting her to eat fruit is never a problem. I often puree overripe bananas in my pancake mix, but this is very fun. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  4. Looks great! Stopped by from Tip Junkie- I am always on the lookout for fun food ideas. Cute idea!


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