Apple Pancakes

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A recipe from my Mom: Apfelpfannkuchen (German for "apple pancakes"). Slices of apple, dipped into pancake batter, deep fried and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Enough for a main dish but also nice as a dessert.


  • 10oz / 300g flour, sifted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp gin (optional)
  • 1 cup / 250ml milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 apples, cored and cut into ½ in / 1cm thick slices
  • at least 1 cup / 250ml vegetable oil (for frying)
  • cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling the pancakes
  • cream and mint leaves for garnish


  1. Combine eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Beat until foamy.
  2. Stir in oil and flour, add milk. Add gin if desired. Mix well. The result should be a fairly thick pancake batter.
  3. Core apples, cut into ½ in / 1cm slices.
  4. Set non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup / 250ml of oil.
  5. Dip sliced apples into pancake batter. Coat well. Drop into pan and put 1 tbsp of batter on top of each apple slice.
  6. Fry until golden brown on one side, then turn and fry until golden brown on the other side.
  7. Remove from pan, blot dry with paper towels, keep warm. continue frying until all pancakes are done, add oil if necessary.
  8. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
  9. Serve warm, optionally with a bit of cream and a few mint leaves.



This sounds SO GOOD. I've printed the recipe and guess what's for breakfast this Sunday? My children love pancakes and I think that they will be excited to have them changed up a bit.
Thanks (Mom) for the recipe! :-)

Who doesn't love Cinnamon

Who doesn't love Cinnamon Sugar? That combo was made for Apples.
Great looking Pancakes too - They have that poofy-induced crack down the middle; the hallmark of a good Pancake!

Looks delicious and luckily

Looks delicious and luckily everything used in it is in home right now.. so I am not going to wait and make some for myself :P

Oh wow! Those look so tasty!

Oh wow! Those look so tasty!


Tasty!! this is so smart and absolutely Delicious!l!
it is truly amazing and very good! thanks for sharing!

Escoofield -

Have fun!

Apple Pancakes

I can see this as a great camping breakfast this fall with sausage links!

They were too thin

They were too thin


I am an aspiring chef, or maybe even a glorified cook. Well done with your recipes.

These are some interesting

These are some interesting pancakes!


These we're soooo good. :) Thanks for the recipe!