Apple Slice Pancakes

Yields 6 Servings


  • Cooking spray (nonstick)
  • 1 apple (Granny Smith)
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pancake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
Apple Slice Pancakes


  • Step 1

    Lightly coat a griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

  • Step 2

    Peel, core, and thinly slice apple into rings.

  • Step 3

    In a large mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, cinnamon, egg, canola oil, and milk. Stir until the ingredients are evenly moist. (Small lumps are ok! Over-mixing makes pancakes tough.)

  • Step 4

    For each pancake, place apple ring on griddle and pour about 1/4 cup batter over apple ring, starting in the center and covering the apple.

  • Step 5

    Cook until bubbles appear. Turn and cook other side until lightly brown.


To test the griddle to see if it is hot, sprinkle it with a few drops of water. When the drops sizzle and dance, you are ready to cook! The easiest way to pour the batter onto the hot griddle is to use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for each pancake. If the first pancake is too brown, lower the heat.


Recipe adapted from Kansas Family Nutrition Program, Kids a Cookin’ and available from What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl at: