Apple Pie Pancakes are easily one of the best breakfasts ever! I mean…
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.
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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Seriously delicious. Like dessert for breakfast. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says
I totally needed these for breakfast today. And pretty much every day. 🙂
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!
Vicky @ Mess For Less 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!
Christina @ Floridays Mom 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.
Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says
Stephanie these are amazing looking! Best Breakfast for the weekends!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel 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 🙂
I’m not sure if I will make this for dessert or breakfast but I WILL make it. Thanks!
Amber Brady says
YUM! Looks delicious & your blog is so cute! Would love it if you shared this & any other recipes at my Sweet & Savory Saturdays Link Party: http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/2013/03/sweet-savory-saturdays-2.html. Hope to see you there!
~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
Tanya Schroeder says
Now THAT’s a breakfast! Those would hold me all day! I love the short list of ingredients too!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
These are stunning Stephanie! I love apple in really anything. I would inhale that plate!
Yum, I love this and I think that frosting for breakfast is just great! 🙂