Delicious Dairy-Free Apple Pie Pancakes











These Apple Pie Pancakes are a delightful twist on the traditional breakfast favorite, infusing the classic flavors of a homemade apple pie into fluffy pancakes. Perfect for a cozy morning and dairy-free to boot!


Step 1: Preheat and Prep Apples

Begin your cozy morning adventure by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven warms, take your green apples and peel them. Remove the core and slice them thinly into about 1/4 inch slices. This step is crucial for encapsulating those delightful apple pie vibes in pancake format. Not only does it ensure a delightful texture, but it also allows the apples to bake perfectly, absorbing the cinnamon and sugar.
Pro Tip: Use a mandolin for evenly sliced apples, easier and quicker.

Step 2: Bake the Apples

Once your apples are thinly sliced, lay them out on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with a generous helping of brown sugar and about 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. This not only gives the apples that classic apple pie flavor but also helps them caramelize in the oven, adding a depth of flavor that's absolutely irresistible in pancake form. Then, pop them into the oven and let them bake for 10 minutes, until they're beautifully soft and slightly caramelized.
Pro Tip: Line your baking sheet with parchment for easy cleanup.

Step 3: Prepare Pancake Batter

While your apples are baking to perfection, it's time to whip up your pancake batter. Follow the instructions on your pancake mix box to prepare enough for 10-12 pancakes, also integrating the delicious twist of 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and an additional 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, plus the allspice. This not only enriches the batter with an apple pie flavor but also fills your kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma.
Pro Tip: For fluffier pancakes, let the batter sit for 5 minutes before cooking.

Step 4: Cook the Pancakes

Heat your frying pan to a medium-high setting. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter onto the frying pan for each pancake, then quickly place 2 slices of your baked apple onto the pancake. Cook each pancake until golden brown, which should take about 30 seconds, then flip and repeat. This not only ensures your pancakes are cooked to perfection but infuses each bite with the essence of apple pie.
Pro Tip: Don't flip the pancakes too early, wait for small bubbles to form on the surface.

Step 5: Serve with Love

Stack your apple-infused pancakes on a warm plate. Garnish the top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for that final touch of decadence. There's something so rewarding about serving up a plate of these apple pie pancakes. Perhaps it's the way the cinnamon melds with the soft sweetness of the apples, or maybe it's simply the love that went into making them.
Pro Tip: Warm your plates before serving to keep pancakes hot.