Apple Ring Pancakes

These pancakes taste like apple donuts without being deep fried.  Lightly coated in pancake batter, they end up being mostly apple and are a super fun and guilt-free.


Apple Ring Pancakes



  • 3 Large BC Tree Fruit Gala apples
  • 3 Tbsp Melted butter
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk*
  • 2 Large Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla

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Apple Ring Pancakes
Apple Ring Pancakes
Apple Ring Pancakes
Apple Ring Pancakes

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  • STEP 1

    *If you don’t have buttermilk you can add 1 Tbsp. of white vinegar or lemon juice to your regular milk and let it sit for 5 minutes as a substitute.

  • STEP 2

    Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and cool.

  • STEP 3

    In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.

  • STEP 4

    In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the buttermilk, vanilla and cooled melted butter.

  • STEP 5

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed: do not over mix!  It will still look lumpy.

  • STEP 6

    Peel and core the apples.  Cut each apple on its side (you want to keep the hole in the middle) into ¼” slices.

  • STEP 7

    Heat a griddle or large pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on medium heat until the oil sizzles when a drop of water is added to the pan.

  • STEP 8

    Using a set of tongs, dip each apple slice into the batter and cook until lightly brown on each side.

  • STEP 9

    Enjoy with whatever you like to dress your pancakes with.  These are amazing with a dollop of vanilla yogurt!

Recipe By: Tori Wesszer

My nutrition philosophy embraces moderation and quality without deprivation. You will find that my recipes and nutrition advice centre around sustainable and enjoyable healthy eating. I am head over heels in love with food made with the best ingredients, eating in good company and making your table look as gorgeous as possible. I promise that you will love cooking (and eating) even more when you use the right tools and invest in kitchen items that make cooking and baking easy and beautiful to look at. Food simply tastes better when we add those extra touches and slow down to truly enjoy a meal as a family versus grabbing takeout in your car or having kids glued to the TV on the couch during dinner.