Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

By Maria Lichty

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Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup are the only reason I wanted to get out of bed on Sunday morning. It was chilly and getting out from under the covers didn’t sound like fun…at all. But when Josh suggested pancakes for breakfast, I threw off the covers, pulled on a sweatshirt, and raced Josh to the kitchen to start cooking. Josh offered to make the pancakes for me so I could stay in bed, but I didn’t want to miss out on all of the kitchen fun! 🙂 I love making and eating pancakes, especially these Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes.

Josh started measuring out the dry ingredients while I worked on the liquid ingredients. We combined everything in a large bowl to make the pancake batter. I love that these pancakes are made with Gold Medal whole wheat flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, buttermilk, and vanilla. Hello fall!

I also chopped up some apples to throw into the pancake batter. The apples are the perfect addition to these fall pancakes. I used Granny Smith and Gala apples because that is what we had on hand. Feel free to chop up any old apple you want! Honeycrisp apples are so good in these pancakes because they are the best in general! I just love them. Too bad I ate all of our Honeycrisp apples before we made pancakes. Oops!

While Josh poured the pancake batter on our hot griddle pan and flipped pancakes, I made the cinnamon syrup. The cinnamon syrup is really easy to make and seals the deal on these pancakes, so don’t skip it!

Josh brought a big stack of whole wheat cinnamon Pancakes to the table and I carried over the cinnamon syrup and butter. You don’t need the butter, but go ahead and treat yourself. They are whole wheat pancakes after all:) I also sprinkled a few of the leftover chopped apples on top of the pancakes for fun. We put Caleb in his high chair, turned on some soothing Sunday tunes, and enjoyed our special breakfast.

The pancakes are hearty with a hint of sweet cinnamon and tart juicy apple chunks. The cinnamon syrup really brings out the cinnamon flavor and is the perfect finishing touch to these delectable pancakes.

Start your morning with a stack of Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup. I promise they are worth getting out of bed for-even on a chilly fall morning!

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Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Whole wheat apple cinnamon pancakes with cinnamon syrup-the perfect fall breakfast or brunch!
4.67 from 3 votes


For the Pancakes:

For the Cinnamon Syrup:


  • 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.
  • 2. In a large glass measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, canola oil, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • 3. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Whisk until combined. Don't over mix. Gently fold in the diced apples.
  • 4. Heat a griddle pan or non stick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Pour about ¼ of a cup of pancake batter onto the hot griddle pan, spacing out the pancakes a few inches from each other. When the pancakes start to bubble up, flip and cook until pancakes are lightly browned.
  • 5. While the pancakes are cooking, make the cinnamon syrup. Stir together dry ingredients in a small saucepan. Then add water and vanilla extract. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring often. Continue boiling and stir until mixture thickens to syrup consistency. About 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes before serving.
  • 6. Serve the whole wheat apple cinnamon pancakes with cinnamon syrup. Enjoy!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These were amazing! Made them for dinner tonight…my family loves breakfast for dinner. My my, that syrup was to die for!

  2. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen: You mentioned your chunky apple syrup, which i thought might be good on these pancakes, so i went to your site to look for the recipe, but alas!!, you do not have it posted there!! You really should not tease us like that you know. Would you please post it here in these comments, or on your site ~ or both?? Thank you SO much!! 😎

  3. Love these pancakes! I make a double batch at a time on Saturday mornings, then freeze the leftovers for quick morning breakfast for my toddler – no syrup added! She loves them. I use honey instead of brown sugar and cut down on it a bit, and sometimes I use coconut oil for the canola, so there’ soothing in them I feel guilty about giving her.

  4. My boyfriend thought these were so so so good. He wouldn’t stop repeating it! I used nutmeg instead of allspice and soy milk with lemon juice instead of buttermilk and they turned out fantastic! The syrup makes all the difference!

  5. Yummy! This is my first time trying apples in pancakes, and they were delicious! I do think that next time (and there will be a next time) I make these I will cook the apples a little before adding them. They still had some crunch to them, and I would have preferred them soft. The syrup was perfection! Thank you!

    1. Rather than cooking apples, just use your old, soft shrivelled ones. They cook perfectly!

  6. 4 stars
    These are very tasty. Not wanting to let any of my apple go to waste, I was quite generous and we loved them!

  7. 5 stars
    I have been browsing apple recipes–lots of good local apples to be had right now–and this literally hit the spot. I made exactly as specified except microwaved the apples to make them softer. We served them with warm homemade applesauce. They were a HUGE hit especially with my 98 year old mother, who used to make some awesome apple pancakes herself back in the day. Love this recipe–thank you so much–will make it again and again!!

  8. Delightful option for brunch. I added pecans, raisins and dried cranberries. Adding this recipe to my favorites. I forgot to take a picture this time. I must remember next time….they were beautiful.

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