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These tasty apple ring pancakes are simple and easy. Healthy with fresh fruit, this recipe uses cinnamon and syrup with pancake batter. Best of the breakfast recipes!

Apple Ring Pancakes - Light & Fluffy Pancakes Filled with Sweet Apples

This recipe for apple ring pancakes is delicious, quick, and easy and makes light and fluffy pancakes with an apple center. The perfect meal for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 2-3 apples
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice


  • Peel and core the apples. Slice into 1/2" rounds.
  • Pour water into a mixing bowl. Add vanilla and pancake mix; whisk until smooth.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place one apple slice in the butter and pour about 1/4 cup of pancake mix over top, until it just covers the apple slice. Cook pancake until bubbles begin to form and edges dry out. Flip. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cook another minute or two.
  • When pan begins to dry, add remaining butter and melt in the skillet.


This recipe is very easy to make gluten-free by substituting Pamela's Gluten-Free Baking and Pancake Mix for the regular pancake mix or even Bisquick. We love Pamela's and have used it for years!
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