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Caramel Apple Pancakes

These Caramel Apple Pancakes are an ultimate brunch indulgence and the best choice ever for Pancake Day!

Caramel Apple Pancakes, a best brunch recipe! Perfect for Pancake Day!

Caramel Apple Pancakes

If you like apple pancakes, you will love these ultimately indulgent caramel apple pancakes. They are drizzled with the most amazing homemade caramel sauce.

Apples are one of the things most commonly added to pancakes at our house, so when I was thinking about recipe ideas to feature for the upcoming annual Pancake Day, these came to mind but how to make these pancakes just a little different?

The answer? Forget maple syrup or that artificially flavoured store bought stuff. Everyone knows that apples love caramel, so caramel apple pancakes it had to be!

Caramel Apple Pancakes, a best brunch recipe! Perfect for Pancake Day!

Caramel Apple Pancakes


Our wickedly good Homemade Caramel Sauce has appeared in many of our indulgent desserts here on Rock Recipes and it was just the thing to take these wonderful caramel apple pancakes to the next level. 

It was so indulgently good that I plan on making this pancake idea for dessert next time with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I’ll get back to you with the reviews when I do.

You can find our Homemade Caramel Sauce recipe by clicking here.

The Best Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce. So rich and delicious.

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Caramel Apple Pancakes, a best brunch recipe! Perfect for Pancake Day!

Caramel Apple Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
17 mins
Sweet apple pieces are cooked right into these light and fluffy pancakes and get saved with the best homemade caramel sauce of your dreams. This is so indulgently delicious, I'd even suggest adding a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and serving it on occasion as an amazing dessert!
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: apple, buttermilk pancakes, Caramel
Servings: 12 large pancakes
Author: Barry C. Parsons
For the pancake batter
  • cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
You will also need
  • 2 medium apples peeled and diced
  • a few pinches of ground cinnamon
  1. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk and melted butter.
  3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined. Do not over mix. Don’t worry about small lumps. The batter will be thick.
  4. Using a ¼ cup measure, pour batter onto a lightly greased griddle on medium heat; it’s best to cook these slowly. You may need to spread the batter out a little with the back of a spoon but this is usually not necessary.
  5. Sprinkle on some diced apple pieces and sprinkle each pancake with ground cinnamon before flipping. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until the center is fully cooked.
Recipe Notes

A substitute for the buttermilk is soured milk. Just add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to the measuring cup, then add milk up to 1/34 cups. Let stand a minute and stir before using.

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Joyce Sweetland

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Hi Barry, Just a quick question I know how to make buttermilk, either vinegar or lemon juice but unsure how much of each. Joyce

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 11th of March 2019

A tablespoon or so is normally enough.

Chelsey Chau

Thursday 10th of May 2018

These look amazing!


Friday 11th of July 2014

Hi Barry

What type of apples did you use in this recipe. Also, you have a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips listed in the ingredient's list but don't say when to add them in the recipe,

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 14th of July 2014

Thanks for catching the chocolate chip error. It was copied from another recipe by mistake. Any apples will do. I think these are Gala.

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