Cinnamon Apple Pancake Rings


I don’t know about you all, but for me, weekends demand pancakes. Whether or not you are one of those people whom allow yourself to sleep in on the weekends, there’s something wonderful about allowing yourself the time to slow down and make yourself a real breakfast. For me, that ideal weekend breakfast is always pancakes.

This weekend my boyfriend and I got a little creative with our morning breakfast, by dipping apple slices in pancake batter and cooking them on the griddle. The batter I used is almost identical to my favorite Whole Wheat Apple Spice Pancakes, which complimented the apple slices perfectly by providing a delicious blend of spices.

With whole wheat, flax seed, fresh apple slices, and only 1 Tablespoon of sugar in the entire recipe, this dish is the perfect way to start your day- guilt free and cozy.

Here’s to slow mornings and restful weekends!




  • 2 apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray for griddle


  1. Rinse, peel, and core the two apples. Cut the apples into thin slices, about 1/8 inch in thickness.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, starting with the dry ingredients and then adding the wet ingredients. Whisk together until combined.
  3. Heat a griddle to medium-high heat and spray with a light layer of cooking spray.
  4. Dip each apple slice into the batter, flipping with a fork so that evenly coated, and then place straight on the griddle.
  5. Cook each side for around 2 minutes, or until light brown and cooked all the way through.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!


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