Heavenly Baked Apple Pancake: A Cozy Morning Delight











Imagine a cozy morning with the sweet aroma of apples and cinnamon wafting through your kitchen. Our Baked Apple Pancake recipe combines tender sautéed apples, a hint of cinnamon, and a fluffy pancake batter for a breakfast that feels like a warm hug.


Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Begin your cozy morning breakfast adventure by preheating your oven to a toasty 450F. This high heat is essential for getting that perfect rise and golden crust on your pancake, creating the ultimate backdrop for our sweet and cinnamony apple filling. Get ready for your kitchen to start smelling like a dream!
Pro Tip: Ensure your oven is fully preheated for even baking results.

Step 2: Saute the Apples

In a medium skillet, melt half of your butter over medium heat and add the apple slices. Saute them until they’re just tender - this brings out their natural sweetness and softens them up for the perfect texture inside your pancake. It’s this step that starts to fill your kitchen with a scent that’s sure to wake anyone sleeping in!
Pro Tip: Cut apples evenly for uniform cooking.

Step 3: Add Sugar and Spice

To your beautifully sauteed apples, add the magic touch: sugar, a sprinkle of cinnamon, chopped nuts for a bit of crunch, and raisins for little bursts of sweetness. Stir everything together to coat the apples well. This mix creates a rich, caramelized filling that's the heart of your baked pancake.
Pro Tip: For extra flavor, let the apple mixture sit for a few minutes to meld the flavors.

Step 4: Prepare the Batter

Now, for the pancake batter! Melt the remaining butter and let it cool. Coat your skillet with cooking spray to ensure nothing sticks. In a bowl, whip up the eggs until they're light and frothy, then gradually mix in the flour and salt. This process adds air and makes for a fluffier pancake. Blend in the melted butter and milk until smooth - the batter should be silky and pourable, ready to embrace the apple filling.
Pro Tip: Don’t overmix the batter to keep the pancake light and fluffy.

Step 5: Assemble and Bake

Pour the warm apple mixture into your prepared skillet, spreading it evenly. Then, gently pour the batter over the apples, making sure to cover them completely. Pop the skillet into your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 450F. Then, reduce the heat to 350F and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. This two-step baking process ensures a crispy outside with a tender, custardy interior.
Pro Tip: Place the skillet on a middle rack for even baking.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Pancake

Your heavenly Baked Apple Pancake is now ready to be enjoyed! Cut it into generous slices and serve with your favorite toppings - think maple syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, or even more sauteed apples on top. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee or tea, offering a delightful start to any day.
Pro Tip: For a festive touch, dust with powdered sugar just before serving.