Apple Pancake

is a chef, food photographer, cookbook author and blogger.
Here he shares recipes, answers cooking questions and helps with cooking.

In this article you will find my apple pancake recipe.

We all know simple pancakes with pieces of apple 🙂

The apple pieces are first fried and then supplemented with pancake batter.

Alternatively, you can put the apple pieces directly into the liquid pancake batter in the pan and bake them.

The traditional variant is very easy to do and is also included in the article.

In addition, you will find a sophisticated gourmet variant that makes the gourmet heart beat faster.

I wish you good luck!

1. Recipe Apple Pancakes

The recipe quantity results in 4 pancakes and thus two servings.

You can find a detailed pancake recipe elsewhere here in the food blog.

There are 10 variant ideas instructions for fluffy original pancakes.

You can send me cooking questions or 🙂 nice kitchen gossip via the comment function at the end of this page.

I look forward to exchange and feedback!

Apple pancake

Prepared, refined, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 635
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 30 Min.
Cook Time 30 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing apple pancakes in variants.

Rate Now!

5.00 from 259 ratings

Apple pancakes recipe image
Apple pancake recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Mixer pancake batter:

125 ml milk
some lemon abrasion
75 g flour
2 Pieces eggs
1 tsp brown cane sugar
1/2 Pack vanilla sugar
2 Pinches primal salt

For frying

50 g clarified butter

Apple pancakes

1 Piece Apple
3 tbs. maple syrup


1 tbs. icing sugar
some cinnamon
some mint leaves
1 tsp. Pistachios chopped


Mixer pancake batter:

Milk and lemon zest in blender jug
Milk and lemon zest in mixer cup for pancake batter

Prepare milk

Pour the milk into the tall blender jug and add the lemon zest.

Eggs with salt and sugar in mixer jar for pancake batter
Prepare the eggs with salt and sugar in the pancake batter mixing bowl

Add ingredients

Add the flour and eggs to the milk.

Add salt, sugar and vanilla sugar.

Prepare the pancake batter with the hand blender in the blender jar
Prepare the pancake batter with the hand blender in the blender jar

Mix dough

Mix up the dough ingredients.

Blend the pancake batter in the blender jar with the hand blender
Blend the pancake batter in the blender jar with the hand blender

Prepare dough

Mix the batter with the hand mixer for 1-2 minutes.

Mixing cup of pancake batter ready
Mixing cup of pancake batter ready

Dough rest

Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

You can find more information and tips in the recipe for pancake batter .

Grandma’s apple pancakes

Apple slices on the cutting board
Apple slices on the cutting board

Prepare apple

Wash, halve and quarter the apple.

Cut out the apple cores from the apple quarters.

Cut apple slices
Cut apple wedges for easy apple pancakes.

Apple pieces

Cut the apple pieces into thin slices.

Prepare grandmother's style apple pancakes
Prepare apple pancakes grandmother style

Prepare pancakes

Heat a 24 cm diameter pan.

Put a little clarified butter in the pan and pour in the batter and spread it out.

Place the apple pieces in the liquid pancake batter.

Bake pancake

Bake the pancake longer on the first side.

Grandma's simple apple pancakes turned and baked
Grandmother’s simple apple pancakes turned and baked.

Flip pancakes

Loosen the side of the pancake with a spatula and then turn.

Make simple apple pancakes in the pan yourself
Homemade apple pancakes in a pan.


Serve the easy apple pancake right out of the pan and enjoy!

You can optionally add cinnamon and powdered sugar to the pancake.

Gourmet apple pancakes:

Thinly slice the apple slices
Thinly slice the apple slices, a slicer is helpful.

Slice apple

Cut the coreless apple quarters into very fine slices with a slicer.

Apple slices placed as a flower
Place apple slices on baking paper as flowers

Put apple

Cut two sheets of parchment paper into a square and fold each twice.

Place apple blossoms on a small square of baking paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Fold baking paper onto baking paper.

Apple slices on baking paper in the oven
Apple slices on baking paper in the oven

Cook apple

Bake the square of baking paper covered with apple blossoms in the oven at 180°C for approx. 15 minutes.

Bake pancakes for apple pancakes to cut out
Bake the pancake for apple pancakes to cut out

Bake pancake

Heat a 24 cm diameter pan.

Add clarified butter to the pan and pour in 75 ml of pancake batter.

Cut out pancakes for apple pancakes
Cut out pancakes for apple pancakes

Cut out

Flip the pancake and cook until done.

Turn the pancakes out onto a board and cut out rounds with a cutter.

Bake three more pancakes and prepare accordingly.

Cut out pancake for apple pancakes in a ring
Cut out pancake for apple pancakes in a ring

Detail cut

Cut out the pancake detail, you can use a 12 cm ring.

Cut out pancake for apple pancakes on board
Cut out pancake for apple pancakes on board with maple syrup

Glaze pancakes

Brush the cut out pancakes with maple syrup.

Apple flowers baked in baking paper
Apple flowers baked in baking paper

Apple flower

Take the freshly baked apple blossoms out of the oven and remove the baking paper from underneath.

Apple baked flower and spread pancakes
Apple baked flower and spread pancakes

Prepare receipts

Have the apple flower and glazed pancakes ready.

Pancakes on apple flower
Pancakes on apple flower


Place the glazed pancakes on the apple blossom and turn out.

Apple flower on pancake is an apple pancake
Apple flower on pancake is an apple pancake


Glaze the top of the apple blossoms with maple syrup as well.

Two topped apple pancakes
Two topped apple pancakes


Place one topped apple pancake on top of the other and glaze the top with maple syrup.

Heat the apple pancakes briefly in the oven at 140°C hot air for 7 minutes.

Apple pancakes recipe image
Apple pancake recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Arrange the apple pancakes in the middle of a plate.

Decorate the apple pancakes with mint, powdered sugar and pistachio slivers.

Serve quickly – Bon appetit!


2. Calories And Nutritional Values

In the table below you will find apple pancake calories calculated for two servings:

3. Best Apple Pancakes Recipe

My basic recipe consists of a simple pancake batter.

So that you can find the best recipe for your pancake orgy, I’ll add another tip here:

For fluffy pancake batter you can add a teaspoon of baking powder to the above recipe.

Mix the baking powder into the prepared batter and then bake the pancakes.

Please hurry up when placing the apple slices.

The baking powder will make the pancake rise in the pan as it cooks.

Forget the sparkling water idea, the fizz is unsuitable for fluffy, high-baked grandmother’s pancakes.

The amount of carbonic acid is just not enough to make the pancakes really fluffy 🙂

You can use a pan with a diameter of 24 cm or a large pan to bake the fluffy pancakes.

The large pan is recommended if you want to bake small pancakes, then three pancakes will fit in the pan.

By the way, my grandmother used an iron pan.

The pan was only used for egg dishes and pancakes and was always greased after use.

So the pan could never rust and the pan was ready for the next use.

Copper pan as a pancake pan:

Today I use a 24 cm copper pan for the preparation.

The copper pan is superior to any pan, this is due to the optimal heat conduction.

My pan is made of copper on the outside and the frying surface is made of stainless steel.

The pancakes do not stick in this pan and can be baked perfectly without a coating.

The right pancake ladle:

The choice of ladle or ladle is important to getting the right amount of batter into the pan.

I always use a small ladle with a capacity of 0.07 l, i.e. 70 ml.

Actually, the ladle holds 75 ml up to the edge, I always stay just under the edge of the ladle with the amount of dough.

The right amount of pancake batter:

My recipe results in 280 ml of pancake batter and that’s four ladles with 70 ml of batter each.

Small or large eggs will slightly vary the amount of dough you use, with small eggs you can simply use one more egg.

pan for pancakes
pan for pancakes
iron pan
iron pan
Bake the pancake batter in the pan
Bake the pancake batter in the pan

4. FAQ Apple Pancake

Frequently asked questions about apple-pancake are summarized below:

Which flour is right for flour is right for apple pancakes?

Use wheat flour type 405, you can also use gluten-free flour such as Schär Mix Cakes and Biscuits.

With buckwheat flour or spelt flour you can easily adjust the binding of the dough yourself as desired.

What size pan can you recommend for baking the apple pancakes?

I use a copper pan with a diameter of 24 cm for baking the apple pancakes.

In this pan you can also bake fluffy granny apple pancakes with baking powder.

If you want to prepare small pancakes, please use a large pan, so you can fry two-four pancakes at once.

Is a coated pan necessary for baking apple pancakes?

Coated pans usually have a lifespan of 2-4 years. After that, the coating is broken and you have to buy a new pan.

An iron pan will last a lifetime, but you must use it regularly and coat it with oil after each use to prevent rusting.

I recommend you a high quality copper pan, it will last a lifetime, you will save energy and the ingredients will not stick.

What kind of apple can you recommend for apple pancakes?

For example, for apple pancakes is suitable Boskop, Jonagold, Elstar, as well as Cox orange.

Boskop -> A very fruity and very aromatic apple variety.

Jonagold -> A sweet and balanced tart tasting, pleasant apple variety.

Elstar –> A particularly aromatic variety of apple.

Can I save sugar in apple pancake batter?

Replace sugar with sweetener or birch sugar.

Note, however, birch sugar is not a good idea for sensitive stomach and intestines, as this type of sugar can irritate.

You can replace vanilla sugar with real vanilla pulp from the vanilla bean or use a vanilla flavoring.

Can I add the apple pieces to the batter right away?

I would not recommend this method to you, as you cannot control the amount of batter as you pour it into the pan.

What is the difference between apple pancakes and apple Palatschinken?

Palatschinken is the Austrian name for pancakes.

The dough is prepared in the original from 120 g flour, 4-5 eggs, 250 ml milk and a little salt.

Apple pancakes according to this recipe you can prepare less sweet.

How to prepare an apple pancake with yeast?

Use 150 g of flour and 250 ml of milk and 4 eggs and mix or blend with a quarter packet of dry yeast.

The recipe also works with 4 g of fresh yeast, which you dissolve in a little warm milk and add instead of the dry yeast.

The dough tastes more harmonious if you add 4 pinches of salt, 1 packet of vanilla sugar, 2 tsp of sugar.

Leave the pancake batter to rise for an hour. During this time, the dough gains volume.

You can then bake the dough with the apples.

Does apple pancake taste better with mineral water?

The carbonic acid from the mineral water makes the pancake batter a little fluffier and fluffier when baked.

You can try this and replace 1/4 of the milk with mineral water.

Why do I need baking powder for fluffy, tall apple pancakes?

Baking powder or yeast makes the apple pancake rise, so you get it fluffy apple pancakes.

How does an apple pancake cup recipe go?

You need a cup with 235 ml capacity (this corresponds to the unit US cup).

You can buy suitable cup measuring cups and use them.

Mix the cup pancake batter from the following ingredients:

2 cups flour, 1 cup milk, 4 eggs, 3 pinches salt, 5 pinches sugar, 1 cup mineral water.

What fat is good for baking apple pancakes?

Use clarified butter to fry the apple pancakes.

You can also use refined vegetable oil like sunflower oil or canola oil.

Nut butter is considered an insider’s tip among cooks for baking apple pancakes and creates an additional, nutty flavor.

5. Matching Recipe Ideas

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

5.00 from 259 ratings

Below you can write to me directly.
Please don’t forget the star rating on the recipe, 5 stars means you liked it!