Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

Breakfast  |  Published Oct 19, 2020  |  Updated Oct 19, 2020  |  By Tawnie

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are made with your common pantry ingredients and are fluffy, satisfying and perfect for Fall.

They’re also made with FAGE’s Best Self Plain Lactose Free low-fat Greek yogurt for a protein boost!

This post has been sponsored by FAGE. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Kroll’s Korner running!

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are fluffy, thick, and topped with the most delicious sautéed apples. They are the perfect Fall pancake!

pancakes on a plate with syrup and apples on top

Plus, who can turn down pancakes? I understand if you’re not into the thick pancake thing, check out my best ever buttermilk pancake recipe – it’s a classic recipe to have on hand for weekend brunching!

These apple pancakes are…

  • Cooked until golden brown perfection
  • A great use of any Granny Smith or Pink lady apples you have
  • Easy to whip up
  • Freezer friendly
  • Light and fluffy
  • Made with low-fat lactose free Greek yogurt
  • The only apple pancakes recipe you’ll need this Fall!

Ingredients you will need

ingredients needed to make pancakes with apples

Wet ingredients

Garnish ideas: sautéed apples, maple syrup, peanut butter, powdered sugar, etc.

The FAGE low-fat Greek yogurt has a perfect balance of rich flavor and a creamy texture but without any lactose.

It’s a perfect option for those in need of a lactose free yogurt and I love folding it into my recipes, enjoying as a snack or using in my smoothies.

pancakes on a plate with apples on top

I am using the FAGE plain lactose-free Greek yogurt in this recipe, but they also have other lactose-free flavors like vanilla, peach, strawberry, and blueberry!

Step by Step Directions

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Separate the egg yolk and egg whites.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk the egg yolks, yogurt, vanilla, milk and butter.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Beat the egg whites using a hand mixer until soft peaks form.
  6. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  7. Cook the pancakes
  8. Make the sautéed apples, pour over top of pancakes.
pancakes on a plate with yogurt and apples on top

Tips for making apple pancakes

  • Don’t over mix the batter: When mixing the liquid ingredients into the dry, mix just until the ingredients are incorporated. Don’t over do it. Over mixing can result in a tough and chewy pancake instead of a light, tender one.
  • Some lumps are OK – they magically disappear when they apple cinnamon pancakes cook on the griddle.
  • Use the right pan: Use your favorite griddle. We love this one. It fits enough for four small pancakes.
  • Any heavy skillet with low sides or a griddle that covers two burners works well.
  • Beat the egg whites and fold them in last: Beating the egg whites and folding them in gives them the noticeable puff and bounce to the pancakes we love!
  • Keep your pan at the right temperature: I call it the Goldilocks method. The pan cannot be too hot and the heat also can’t be too low. I let the pan heat on medium heat and let it get hot for about 1-2 minutes. Then test out the pan with a little bit of water or a small pad of butter to see if it’s hot enough.
  • Lightly grease the pan with butter or canola oil so it coats the pan and scoop the batter onto the pan right after so the butter or oil doesn’t burn. Reapply as needed in between batches.
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How to freeze apple pancakes

  • I love doing this for busy mornings when you want pancakes, but don’t have the time to whip them up!
  • Place your apple cinnamon pancakes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 1 hour, or until fully frozen.
  • Once the pancakes are completely frozen, you can remove them from the baking sheet and place them inside your freezer-safe bag or container.
  • When you are ready to enjoy, place in your toaster or in the microwave!

What do you prefer on your pancakes?

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

These Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are flavorful and fluffy and topped with sautéed apples cooked in a cinnamon glaze!
5 from 10 reviews
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt

Wet ingredients

  • 2 large eggs (whites and yolks separated)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Low-fat FAGE BestSelf Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the sautéed apples

  • 2 apples (Granny Smith, PinkLady, or your favorite apples), small diced
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Separate the egg yolk and egg whites.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the egg yolks, yogurt, vanilla, milk and butter.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Beat the egg whites using a hand mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  • Place a griddle over medium heat and allow the pan to get warm. Once warm, place a small pad of butter on the pan and allow it to melt evenly.
  •  Scoop  ¼ cup of the batter onto the pan. Flip once you notice bubbles on top of the pancakes and cook a few more minutes on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter, and reapply pan with more butter as desired.
  • Make the sautéed apples: Add the apples to a small frying pan over medium heat with the water. Cover with a lid and steam 3-4 minutes. Remove lid, add the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir until mixed and cook until apples reach desired softness! Serve over apples.
  • Top pancakes with more yogurt and cinnamon, as desired.

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Notes

Freeze pancakes for up to 3 months.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1pancake with apples | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg

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Toni Dash
11 months ago

This is such a delicious breakfast idea! My kids loved it!

Angela
11 months ago

The addition of the beaten egg whites makes these pancakes so light and fluffy. My grandma used to make her waffles this way. Took me back. Thanks for the great recipe!

11 months ago

My kids will love these for breakfast. I have honeycrisp apples that need to be used up and this is the right way to use them up. Love that this recipe uses my fave yogurt too. Thanks.

Jenn
11 months ago

I can’t wait to make these pancakes! I love apples and cinnamon, and I bet the yogurt makes these even more rich and delicious!

Aimee Mars
11 months ago

These apple cinnamon pancakes look so light and fluffy they’re irresistible! I’m going to make them for my family this weekend.

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