Easy Fluffy Apple Pancakes

This Easy Apple Pancake recipe is perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast. They make lovely little light and fluffy pancakes. Great for using up apples, or even pears, which have gone a bit soft or need to be used up. Add cinnamon or mixed spice if you like as well. Lemon zest or vanilla essence gives a nice flavour too.

I like to serve these pancakes with apple wedges sautéed in a little honey. When you have made all your pancakes, add a little honey to your frying pan. When it bubbles, add the apple wedges and cook of each side for a minute or so until golden brown but still have a bit of bite.

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Easy Apple Pancakes: Makes roughly 12 pancakes 

Time:  10 mins prep + 15 mins cooking (roughly)

Cost:  4p per pancake*

Calories:  81 per pancake*

*based on 12 pancakes

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 60g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 1-2 apples grated (grated weight roughly 150g)
  • Sunflower oil for frying
  • Sautéed apple wedges and maple syrup or honey to serve (optional)
  1. Sift the flour and then mix all the dry ingredient together in a bowl. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a jug, apart from the grated apple.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Using a whisk, carefully mix the liquid ingredients in the centre of the bowl incorporating a little of the flour as you go. Do not overmix or your pancakes will be very tough. When the batter is just 'mixed' carefully stir in the grated apple.
  3. Heat a little oil in a pan. Spoon one tablespoon of the pancake batter into the pan and use the spoon to carefully and quickly spread it into a small round circle approximately 1cm deep and 12cm diameter. Depending on the size of your pan you can make more than one pancake at a time.
  4. Fry the apple pancakes over a medium heat for about two minutes on each side until golden flipping once. You'll know when they are ready to turn because the top of the pancake will be covered with bubbles and the batter will look 'set' rather than raw and runny. Don't be tempted to turn up the heat or the pancakes will burn and not cook right through. It might take a few a attempts to perfect, so don't be disheartened if you have to chuck the first few.
  5. Serve warm with apple wedges sautéed in a little honey and maple syrup or honey.

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