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stack of apple ring pancakes with bacon, from Fun Cheap or Free

Apple Ring Pancakes

This recipe is perfect for a busy morning! Make a big batch of these apple ring pancakes this weekend and freeze some for later.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 pancakes


  • 2 large apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ tsp lemon zest


  • Core and thinly slice apples cross-wise into 10 pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the apple slices and lemon juice, then sprinkle the fruit with 3 teaspoons sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar and cinnamon with the baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt. 
  • In another bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add the flour mixture and whisk into a slightly lumpy batter.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt ½ teaspoon butter. 
  • Spoon batter over and apple slice, letting the excess fall back into the bowl (this coating method will keep the slices from breaking). 
  • Place the pancake in the pan, then repeat with two more apple slices.
  • Cook the pancakes until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes per side. Cook the remaining apple slices, adding butter to the pan as needed. 
  • Serve immediately or store in the freezer for another time.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To freeze, allow to cool completely. Flash-freeze on a sheet pan, then store in a freezer-safe bag.
Reheat in the microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.
Keyword apple ring pancakes, pancakes