Hearty Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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Breakfast.  Yeah.

My kids love it.  We eat it a lot.  Like everyday.  😉

One of my favorite breakfasts are these Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes.  (The pancakes in the photo below were made with whole wheat, the pancakes in the photo above were made with white wheat flour.)

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Yeah, I said whole wheat!  And apples!  So, I don’t feel so bad giving these to my kids.  Even though we top them with, you guessed it, Buttermilk Syrup.

I love how fluffy these pancakes are.  And the apples and cinnamon are, of course, a prefect combination.

So, let’s make some pancakes, shall we?!

For starters, let me recommend King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour, again.  Or white wheat flour, both are good.  Both types of pancakes are pictured in this post, see above.

King Arthur whole wheat flour is so good.  I use it all the time, and the texture is amazing.  I have tried other brands, and I won’t ever go back.

King Arthur Flour

Mix your dry ingredients together (except for the baking soda).  Mix the buttermilk and baking soda in a separate bowl.  In the third bowl, beat the egg whites, the yolks go in with the buttermilk.

pancake batter

Now, grate the apples.  I like to grate them so the pieces are thin and can cook in the pancakes.  Big chunks is not what I’m going for, grating gets everything a uniform size and it’s so fast and easy.

Apple Pancakes

Now you can beat the dry ingredients into the buttermilk.  Then add the grated apples and oil, beat again.  Last, fold in the whipped egg whites.   (To make these even healthier you can substitute apple sauce in place of the oil.)

Cook on a hot, greased griddle.


Let most of the air bubbles come to the surface before flipping the pancakes.  If you want fluffy pancakes, be patient.  Let the pancakes rise up before flipping, and flip only once.  Make sure your griddle isn’t too hot, so you don’t burn them while waiting for them to get fluffy.

pancakes on griddle

Now, drizzle with your favorite syrup and dig in.

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Hearty Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (can substitute the same amount of all-purpose flour)
  • 1 2/3 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs- whites and yolks separated
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup oil (or apple sauce)


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. In a larger bowl mix buttermilk and baking soda.
  3. In third bowl whip egg whites til stiff peaks form. (Remember to use clean beaters to whip the egg whites!)
  4. Add the egg yolks to the buttermilk.
  5. Grate the apples and set aside.
  6. Beat the dry ingredients into the buttermilk and egg mixture.
  7. Add the oil and grated apples, and beat again.
  8. Fold in the egg whites.
  9. Cook the pancakes on a hot, greased griddle. Flip over when most of the air bubbles have come to the surface, and the bottom is golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with your favorite syrup.

Your family will love these hearty and better-for-you-than-normal pancakes.  🙂

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Photo overload.

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Do you see how fluffy those are!?  I’m drooling.

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18 thoughts on “Hearty Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

  1. I would love to dig into these! Great flavor combo and so thick and fluffy. We have pancakes for dinner now and then. Next time we do, these are on the menu. Thank you for linking up–it’s nice to have you stop by.

  2. Great recipe! Pancakes are one of my favourite foods, and apple cinnamon ones too! I never even thought of adding the apple into the pancake though, great tip thanks!

  3. These look amazing! I love apples and cinnamon together (I’m a total cinnamon fiend so I may have to double the amount). Great pictures by the way–the fluffy swirl of whipped cream on top really makes them look drool-worthy.

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