apple pancake rings

 Yesterday after school, I bought 30 gala apples at the grocery store. 30 APPLES!  I nearly broke my back trying to carry them all home.  But my efforts payed off when I made these apple pancake rings. 

Why so many apples? I am in the process of doing a new recipe showdown — searching for the best apple pie ever (just in time for Thanksgiving!).  But alas, I needed something to do with all of the extra apples.  I have a couple exciting ideas — including some apple pie ice cream… but that’s for another day. Today, we’re talking about apple pancake rings!

These are a great way to use up this seasons bounty of apples. Plus, they are a bit healthier (and may I add tastier?) than regular pancakes.  If you are ambitious and would like to use your own recipe for pancake batter, go right ahead (just make it a bit thicker than usual so that it sticks to the apple slices).  These are so yummy though, I use premade mix *gasp!* to get these drowned in maple syrup ASAP.

In addition to being amazing for breakfast, I imagine these being a great dessert as well.  I’m thinking lazy night apple pie (with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream). 

Treat yourself to these this weekend, they take minutes to whip together, and capture the autumn spirit perfectly.

With love,


1 Cup Pancake Baking Mix
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Milk
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
a dash of cloves and nutmeg
Zest of 1/2 Lemon
2 large apples, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • Beat baking mix, egg and milk until smooth. Add spices and lemon zest to batter and mix until incorporated
  •  Using a toothpick dip apple slices into batter. Cook on hot griddle until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with syrup.

6 thoughts on “apple pancake rings

  1. Mary @ Sifting Focus

    Erica, these sound like the perfect breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning. And so, tomorrow I am going to give this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous

    these look DELISH! will definitely be making them this week for before school breakfasts! my boys will love them. how in the world do you find the time to be so creative? i am very impressed with your energy-truly love your blog. thanks.

    1. Cannella Vita

      Thank you so much!!! I was inspired by the bounty of apples we have had this fall. I always get a bit mad when my dad buys boxed pancake mix (because I adore making my own), so I wanted a creative way to use it up.

  3. Anonymous

    Love your blog. This recipe sounds yummy and looks even better. I definitely want to try these. Thanks for posting the recipe and the photos.

    1. Cannella Vita

      Thank you so much! This recipe is super easy (even for a weekday) — especially when you use boxed mix!

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