These Caramel Apple Pancakes are an ultimate brunch indulgence and the best choice ever for Pancake Day!
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!
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.
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- 1¾ cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¾ cups buttermilk
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 2 medium apples peeled and diced
- a few pinches of ground cinnamon
Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
Whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk and melted butter.
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.
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.
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.
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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