Apple Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

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These Apple Pancakes are inspired by apple fritters! A cinnamon spice-infused apple pancake recipe, topped with homemade caramel syrup.

These warm Apple Pancakes taste comforting from the cinnamon spice, slightly sweet from the apples and then, of course, have a buttery and brown crust. And then they are topped with this homemade caramel syrup. Let me tell you about this caramel syrup. I couldn’t believe how delicious and easy it was! Delicious doesn’t even start to describe how this sauce tastes: sweet, creamy and dreamy! But, when you put the two together, the combination is so good!

Apple Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

Apple Pancake Recipe

After my first bite of these apple pancakes, my thought was “holy crap, this is really good!” and then I brought some over to my husband who said “whoa! It IS good!” Perfect for a sweet breakfast or as a dessert, here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Apples – use any variety you want for this recipe. I know apple vary in taste so if you are going for a caramel apple taste, use Granny Smith. But if you are just going for sweetness, Honeycrisp works really well.
  • Wet Ingredients – this includes whole milk, vanilla, and eggs. All for texture and flavor.
  • Dry Ingredients – flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. For structure, sweetness, and flavor. These are classic pancake dry ingredients here.
  • Butter – this is for frying up your apple pancakes.
  • Caramel Syrup – if you try this out, you will never want to buy caramel sauce again! You’re gonna need butter, brown sugar, cream, salt and vanilla extract. We are basically making a really loose caramel sauce.

How to Make Apple Pancakes

  1. Begin by peeling, coring and grating apples into a large bowl. You should yield approximately 2 cups. Into the apples, stir in milk, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly stir in all dry ingredients until combined.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Grease liberally with butter. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto the hot surface. Once edges have browned, flip to cook the other side (just like making pancakes). Remove pancakes to a plate and cover with foil. Re-grease the pan with more butter and repeat until all the batter is cooked.

If you are looking for more apple recipes check out these winners: Salted Caramel Apple Crumble RecipeCaramel Apple Cinnamon RollsHow to Make Gourmet Caramel ApplesCaramel Apple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Apple Turnover Recipe with Caramel Sauce.

Apple Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

How to Make Caramel Syrup

  1. To make the warm caramel sauce, melt butter and sugar together over medium heat while stirring occasionally. Let the mixture simmer lightly until it starts to bubble and look foamy. Cook like this for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in milk, salt, and vanilla. Turn burner off, but leave caramel sauce on the hot stove until ready to serve. Pour into a serving dish and serve with the apple pancakes.

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5 from 3 votes

Apple Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

These Apple Pancakes are inspired by apple fritters! A cinnamon spice-infused apple pancake recipe, topped with homemade caramel syrup.
servings 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

for the apple pancakes-

  • 2 large apples any variety
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter for frying

for the warm caramel sauce-

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream or whole milk
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Apple Pancakes

  • Begin by peeling, coring and grating apples into a large bowl. You should yield approximately 2 cups. Into the apples, stir in milk, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly stir in all dry ingredients until combined.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Grease liberally with butter. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto the hot surface. Once edges have browned, flip to cook the other side (just like making pancakes). Remove pancakes to a plate and cover with foil. Re-grease the pan with more butter and repeat until all the batter is cooked.

Caramel Syrup

  • To make the warm caramel sauce, melt butter and sugar together over medium heat while stirring occasionally. Let the mixture simmer lightly until it starts to bubble and look foamy. Cook like this for 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in milk, salt, and vanilla. Turn burner off, but leave caramel sauce on the hot stove until ready to serve. Pour into a serving dish and serve with the apple pancakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 860kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 3.1mg
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appke pancake recipe, apple pancakes, caramel syrup

 

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  1. Courtney @ Ice Cream & Wine

    I love this time of year because of recipes like this! Oh, these look absolutely divine. And that caramel sauce – sign me up! 🙂

  2. Cookin' Canuck

    5 stars
    Halloween-ish or not, these sounds fantastic. I can’t imagine anything better than drizzling warm caramel sauce over pancakes.

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