Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes


I’ve mentioned before how my family loves pancakes. Well, this Saturday morning my husband woke up and asked for pancakes for breakfast. I didn’t have milk, but I knew I had half and half in the fridge, so I thought maybe I could substitute that. I didn’t realize, however, that I didn’t have much half and half, and what I did have (about a cup) was thicker than regular milk, so the pancake batter from my original old-fashioned pancake recipe wasn’t thin enough.

I also forgot to add the baking powder from that original recipe, and I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the original recipe. It still (of course) wasn’t thin enough.

I had some yogurt in the fridge, so I added that in (about half a cup)…but then I realized it was Greek yogurt. I hadn’t done a thing but add protein and thickness!

Fortunately, I still had some applesauce in the fridge. And, since I’d already added a bit of cinnamon, I decided to put in a bit more (another teaspoon), along with a cup of applesauce, and call them “apple cinnamon pancakes.”

My family ate them just as well (or better) than the regular, old-fashioned ones, so I’d say my accident was a happy one. Breakfast success!

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 8 pancakes
Applesauce and cinnamon give this old-fashioned pancake recipe a delicious twist. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsps butter (melted)
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Dig a well in the center of the dry mixture.
  3. Pour in the half and half, egg, vanilla, yogurt, applesauce, and melted butter.
  4. Stir together until smooth.
  5. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Spoon the batter into the frying pan, one “pancake” at a time.
  7. Brown on both sides (about 30-60 seconds per side).
  8. Serve hot, with maple syrup (if desired).

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