Apple Cider Pancakes With Apple Topping

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"This is a recipe that needs to be bookmarked if you like apples and pancakes! Makes for a tasty apple-infused breakfast."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (340.7 g)
  • Calories 736.4
  • Total Fat - 31.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 482.5 mg
  • Sodium - 614.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 95.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.4 g
  • Sugars - 48 g
  • Protein - 23.6 g
  • Calcium - 280 mg
  • Iron - 4.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Bronzed Apples

Step 1

Get a large sauté pan heating up over high heat. Once hot, add oil and then add apples. Gently stir apples so they are evenly coated with oil and allow to caramelize for 2-3 minutes. Add butter and sugar and toss until sugar is melted and apples are coated. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes more, remove from heat and keep warm until ready to use.


Step 2

In a stainless steel bowl, whisk together the eggs, cider, and butter.

Step 3

In a separate stainless steel bowl combine flours, sugars, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Step 4

Pour dry ingredients into wet and mix until just combined. Don't over mix.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat and melt a tablespoon of butter. Once melted, add pancake batter in the amount of the desired size of a pancake, cook until bubbles form in batter; flip, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat until batter is used up.

Step 6

Serve with bronzed apples and a dollop of whipped butter.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting apples, choose those that are firm and sweet, such as Honey Crisp, Macoun, or equivalent.
  • Make sure to use fresh ingredients such as butter, eggs, and baking powder for best results.

  • Substitute vegetable oil with coconut oil: Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to vegetable oil, and it adds a subtle nutty flavor to the bronzed apples.
  • Substitute all-purpose flour with almond flour: Almond flour is a gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour, and it adds a nuttier flavor to the pancakes.

Banana Walnut Pancakes Replace the apples with banana slices and walnuts. For the topping, melt butter in a saucepan and add the banana slices and walnuts. Cook until the banana slices are slightly browned. Sprinkle with brown sugar and serve.

Maple Bacon: Maple Bacon is the perfect accompaniment to Apple Cider Pancakes With Apple Topping. The sweetness of the maple syrup complements the flavors of the pancakes and the apples, and the bacon adds a delicious crunchy texture. It's a great way to add a bit of savory contrast to the sweet breakfast dish.

Berry Compote: Berry Compote is a delicious and easy to make accompaniment to Apple Cider Pancakes With Apple Topping. The tartness of the berries and the sweetness of the syrup will perfectly balance the sweetness of the pancakes and the apples. The compote will also add a burst of flavor and color to the dish, making it both visually appealing and delicious.


Q: How do I make the pancakes?

A: Combine the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. Then, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Heat a non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat and melt a tablespoon of butter. Once melted, add pancake batter in the amount of the desired size of a pancake, cook until bubbles form in batter; flip, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat until batter is used up.

Q: What can I add to the pancakes?

A: You can add a variety of ingredients to your pancakes such as fresh fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, or shredded coconut. You can also add spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom for extra flavor. You can also top your pancakes with maple syrup, honey, or jam.

5 Reviews


This recipe makes big, fluffy pancakes. I did not have to worry any about my apples being hard while waiting because it was hot enough in here to keep everything warm. I tasted the cider. However, the store I shopped did not have the Autumn cider yet, so my cider was not too cidery. It was still really good with the spices added. Yum. Thanks, Mama! I made this for the Food, Friend's, and Fun forum. P S... These are awesome cold to eat as leftovers. Sweet. You can eat them plain out of the fridge. I almost like the leftovers best.


(5 Sep 2022)


The pancakes were delicious and had a wonderful tangy tone, though it didn't have a heavy vinegar taste at all, just a tangy ambiance. The first two were very dense, and the batter was super thick (had to be spooned as it didn't pour). So I added some water (maybe 1/4 cup or so), and the pancakes after that had a much more palatable texture (though they tasted every bit as wonderful and tangy as the other two). The apples were good as a topping, but they hardened after sitting a few minutes (as I made the pancakes). So I had to re-heat the apples to melt the sugar enough to pour, and that made them mushy. (I don't know if it matters, but I used Gala apples, maybe I'll try a different apple next time that holds up better to cooking). Despite my few issues, they were delicious pancakes, ForeverMama.


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(2 Jul 2021)


Delicious simply delicious. Such great flavors. I love the addition of the apple cider in the batter, its so good. It adds so much more flavor. The apple topping is awesome sweet and tender. The pancakes were tall and very satisfying. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Kudos on making it into My Best of Cookbook for 2021.


review by:
(18 Mar 2021)


Great on a cold winter morning, but enjoyable anytime! I used pecans and they certainly added to the flavorful taste of these pancakes. Real yummy and a keeper for us!


review by:
(12 Feb 2021)

dienia b

Really good . Rise like crazy .burn easily keep low didnt use sugar was ok Mr picky was very happy man


review by:
(7 Feb 2021)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Apple Cider Pancakes are believed to be a favorite of the famous American author Mark Twain. He is known to have enjoyed them for breakfast during his travels across the United States in the late 1800s.

Fun Fact 2: The addition of nutmeg and cinnamon to pancakes is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages. These spices were often used to add flavor and sweetness to dishes, and were popular among royalty and the wealthy.