Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes: Cinnamon Pancakes with Apples on Top

Apple cinnamon pancakes We’re experimenting with quick and easy breakfast recipes.  And, although everyone would love a hot breakfast, it’s not always doable on a busy morning unless we plan ahead.  As part of our Survivor Sunday ™ Series, I am pulling out some of our delicious favorites and giving them a mini make-over.  One of the recipes that’s been pulled from the archives and dusted off is our Cinnamon Pancakes, which we haven’t had in quite awhile.  I’m making them on the weekend, doubling the recipe and freezing up the left-overs.  

How do I freeze my pancakes?  I actually let them cool completely.  Wrap each one in waxed or parchment paper and then place the individually wrapped pancakes inside a large freezer bag before placing them in the freezer.  When they are individually wrapped I can use exactly what I need

How do we heat our frozen pancakes? I am not huge fan of the microwave when thawing and heating frozen pancakes or waffles.  We prefer to use the toaster so that they are firm and not soggy/soft.  


 What about serving them?  We do occasionally use syrup, but I try to mix it up and swap out as much as possible.  One topping that goes great on top of Cinnamon Pancakes is my Apple Honey Topping that’s warm and a perfect fall treat taking advantage of seasonal finds.  Simply make it on Sunday and warm it as needed during the week or freeze it ahead of time, thaw the night before and warm in the morning on busy days.

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apples on Top
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  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 ½ cups flour
  3. 1 cup 1% low fat milk
  4. 3 tablespoon sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  6. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. Non-stick Cooking Spray
  1. Whisk the egg, milk, oil, vanilla and sugar together. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and stir until the batter is mixed thoroughly.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, griddle or electric griddle on medium heat and coat with a thin layer of butter or non-stick cooking spray to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Cook the pancakes on low heat until golden brown on one side, flipping to cook the other side.
  3. Scooping the Batter: Using a spring-release ice cream scoop or large size baking scoop makes the perfect size pancakes.
  4. Recipe makes approximately 6 - 8 pancakes depending on the size.
  5. *Try using 1/2 cup whole wheat flour combined with the 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.
  1. My Apple Honey Topping for Pancakes (eliminating the syrup)
  2. 3 apples
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 2 - 3 tablespoons honey
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. Wash, peel and core the apples. Dice the apples and set them aside. Mix together the water, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Add the apples and the cinnamon water mixture into a sauce pan and simmer for approximately 15 minutes; until the apples are soft. Keep them covered as they cook, but stir frequently.
  8. Note: You may have to adjust the honey
Jodie Fitz https://www.jodiefitz.com/
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22 Comments on “Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes: Cinnamon Pancakes with Apples on Top”

    1. THANK you – my stash is currently empty & I need to pause and make more :). Enjoy your Saturday morning fun = best memories!

  1. Thanks for the freezing and toaster reheating tip. Awesome. We love the occasional pancake here. I made them with banana yesterday and no one liked them 🙁 Oh well. Cinnamon may be a hit!

    1. I hope it is a hit! And, you are welcome – freezing & toasting have been part of our survival :)…

  2. Sounds really good! I just asked my husband yesterday if he would make us pancakes for breakfast one day. Passing this along to him!

    1. THANK you – I really am not a big syrup fan & would trade it for warm delicious fruit any day :)…

  3. I definitely do the same thing! It’s so much tastier than store bought pre made waffles or pancakes. I just tend to make a bunch more when I do make pancakes on the weekends. That way, only one mess to clean up! These look delicious.

    Stopping by from Wondering Brain

    1. THANK you for connecting on Pinterest – I have followed back 🙂 – hoping you are having a GREAT fall…thanks for stopping by…

  4. I think people usually forget they can freeze pancakes! I don’t have a toaster or a microwave right now, and I don’t like heating up my oven when it’s warm out, but I love freezing pancakes so they’re ready quickly and without mess.

    1. Definitely give it a try! It’s only not good if you forget about them & they get freezer burned, but if you use them up within the month they are GREAT!

  5. I wish Sammie liked pancakes. I love them & these look amazing. I need to get a waffle maker lol she loves waffles then I could make the topping & serve them up for her. Thanks for coming to the party Jodi! Hope to see you this week. Tweet, tweet.

    1. THANKS for hosting. She may like them in the future, but waffles are equally delish :). I love my waffle maker, it was a gift years ago. I need to trade up for one that makes more than one waffle at a time – lol!

  6. These pancakes sound great, Jodie – and I love the idea of freezing them for an easy breakfast 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends – Have a great weekend!

    1. THANK you – I love many pancake mixes, but this is one of my favorites :)…Hope you are having a fabulous fall…

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