Sunday Brunch: Apple Pancakes

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.

In these basic fruit pancakes, apples give a little bit of sweetness without making the overall dish seem overly sugary. Granny Smith apples are the perfect apple if you're going for just a hint of sweetness, but use a sweet variety (like Gala or Delicious) if you're the type of person who likes a very sweet brunch. Either way, a dash of syrup and lots of thick bacon pairs perfectly with the apples.

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Boston where she completed her graduate work in Gastronomy and Food Studies in 2009, after a Professional Chef diploma from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Find more information at (or read

Sunday Brunch: Apple Pancakes

About This Recipe

Active time:10 minutes
Total time:25 minutes
Special equipment:Large skillet or griddle


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 2-4 tablespoons butter, room temperature


  1. 1

    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine. In separate bowl combine milk, melted butter, beaten eggs and grated apples.

  2. 2

    Heat griddle or large frying pan over medium heat. Using a wooden spoon, combine wet and dry ingredients thoroughly.

  3. 3

    Add a dab of room temperature butter to hot skillet, then add pancake batter in large spoonfuls (around 1/4 cup) and cook until bubbles begin to appear on top of batter, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until center is cooked and outsides are brown. Repeat with remaining batter; serve with lots of bacon and strong coffee.


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