Latvia's Apple Pancakes

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Recipe: #38109

January 20, 2022

"These taste pretty good I didn't make paste just whisked all together the apple adds a great taste , Libbie the Czech momma made something similar so it's all in that region"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (583.7 g)
  • Calories 1046.7
  • Total Fat - 61.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 27.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 1423.7 mg
  • Sodium - 937.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 69.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.6 g
  • Sugars - 23.1 g
  • Protein - 56.1 g
  • Calcium - 313.2 mg
  • Iron - 8.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a small bowl

Step 2

Mix the apples with cinnamon, cardamom and sugar.

Step 3

Mix eggs and flour together until a lump-free paste forms.

Step 4

Slowly whisk in the milk and butter until the batter takes on the consistency of gravy - thinner than pancakes, but thicker than crêpes.

Step 5

Add the apples.

Step 6

Cook the apple pancakes in a buttered skillet on both sides until golden.

Step 7

Apples this size will still have a little crunch to them when the pancakes are done.


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 picking apples, choose a variety that is sweet and juicy for the best results.
  • It is best to use freshly ground cinnamon and cardamom for the most flavor.

  • Replace the apples with grated carrots for a healthier option. The benefit of this substitution is that the pancakes will be packed with more vitamins and minerals, and the carrots will provide a subtle sweetness and crunch.
  • Replace the butter with coconut oil for a vegan option. The benefit of this substitution is that the pancakes will be dairy-free and still have a rich flavor, thanks to the coconut oil.

Coconut Apple Pancakes Replace the milk with coconut milk and add 1/4 cup shredded coconut to the batter. Cook as directed.

Vanilla Ice Cream - Vanilla ice cream is the perfect accompaniment to Latvia's Apple Pancakes. The creamy texture of the ice cream contrasts with the crunch of the apples, and the sweetness of the ice cream complements the spices in the pancakes.

Caramelized Nuts: Caramelized nuts are the perfect addition to Latvia's Apple Pancakes. The crunchy texture of the nuts adds a nice contrast to the softness of the pancakes, while the sweetness of the caramel complements the spices in the pancakes.


Q: How do I make sure the pancakes are cooked through?

A: Cook each side of the pancakes for a few minutes until they are golden brown. To ensure that the pancakes are cooked through, insert a toothpick into the center of the pancake and make sure it comes out clean.

Q: What can I use instead of butter in pancakes?

A: You can use a variety of alternatives to butter when making pancakes, such as oil, applesauce, yogurt, or nut butter. These substitutes can help make your pancakes lower in fat and calories.

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Fun facts:

The famous Latvian poet, Rainis, was a big fan of apple pancakes. He wrote several poems about them and even mentioned them in his famous play "Aspazija".

Apple pancakes are believed to have originated in the region of Latvia and the Czech Republic. The traditional Latvian recipe for apple pancakes is similar to the Czech version, which is known as "Libbie's Apple Pancakes".