Apple Pie Pancakes

Apple Pie Pancakes are easily one of the best breakfasts ever! I mean…

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I am officially declaring it OK to eat apple pie for breakfast. Pancakes are a widely acceptable breakfast food, and we are encouraged to eat apples on the daily. The cream cheese frosting part? Well, it’s just plain delicious!

If you’d rather make these on the skinny side, leave off the frosting and use my recipe for Skinny Apple Pie For One – just leave out the graham cracker. Voila! Skinny Apple Pie Pancakes!

Earlier this week I shared my recipe for Easy Homemade Instant Pancake Mix and the Instant Pancakes. These Apple Pie Pancakes use the same basic recipe – so easy!! I just added a pinch more cinnamon, a bit of nutmeg, and a spoonful of applesauce to the batter.

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The pancakes themselves are light and fluffy with little hints of spice from the cinnamon and nutmeg. These apples? Oh my. I used granny smith apples because I like a little tartness especially when I know I’ll be adding brown sugar later…and frosting :)  They caramelize so perfectly, are full of cinnamon and brown sugar sweetness, and they are cooked just long enough to take the crunch out and make a nice sauce. You don’t want mushy apples here.

Honestly these apple pie pancakes are so incredible even without the frosting. I realize that most *normal* people don’t add frosting to their breakfast foods. However, it is amaaaaazing, so perhaps on a special occasion you could break the rules and pile on the creamy goodness to your stack of Apple Pie Pancakes! You deserve it ;)

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Apple Pie Topping

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Nothing beats this easy homemade apple pie filling! Try it spooned over pancakes for an amazing breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 4 large Granny Smith Apples (peeled, cored, chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • water

Directions

Step 1
In a large bowl mix together chopped apples with all dry ingredients.
Step 2
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add apples, stirring frequently. When a sauce starts to form (about 3 minutes) add some water, about 1/4 cup at a time until you have the amount and consistency of sauce desired. Cook for about 10 minutes. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers.

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

The easiest most luscious, creamy, irresistible cream cheese frosting you will ever have!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 8oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
With an electric mixer beat together the butter and cream cheese until very light and creamy. Add the vanilla and sugar and beat again until smooth.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Yum, I love this and I think that frosting for breakfast is just great! :)

  2. says

    Now THAT’s a breakfast! Those would hold me all day! I love the short list of ingredients too!

  3. says

    I’m not sure if I will make this for dessert or breakfast but I WILL make it. Thanks!

  4. says

    I could eat that apple compote on the daily. Or triple times on the daily. I LOVE IT SO! So spicy and sweet and obvi totally healthy :)

  5. says

    Oh I think Chandra is right, these would be perfect for a late weekend breakfast. I LOVE apple pie, in fact its the only pie that I really care for. Your pics have me craving these. May have to make it this weekend!!! Thank you so much for this killer recipe.

  6. says

    How can the combination of pancakes and apple pie be bad? This reminds me of something they’d serve at IHOP only yours looks a zillion times better! Pinned!

  7. says

    Goodness gracious! These look divine. :)

    I tried my hand at apple pie pancakes a year or so ago but I just placed sliced apples in the pancakes. Your pancakes look like an amazing pile of dessert for dinner!

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  8. says

    Seriously delicious. Like dessert for breakfast. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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