Apple Cider Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

It’s October, you guys. My most favorite time of the year. I love Fall. I love Halloween. I love pumpkins and apples and crisp, cool air.

I thought we’d celebrate with these Fall pancakes. I randomly grabbed a jug of apple cider at the store the other day without knowing how I’d put it to use. These apple pancakes happened about 24 hours later.

I still have quite a bit of cider left, so expect more recipes! In the meantime, if you’re not up for pancakes, why not fry up some of these apple cider donuts that I made last year?

How do you use apple cider in your kitchen? I could use some more ideas!

Oh, and about this cinnamon syrup? It’s crazy. It’s so easy to make with just a handful of ingredients you probably already have. Now, I used and recommend Saigon cinnamon for the syrup, but if you don’t have it, that’s okay. I just think that Saigon cinnamon works so well with apple flavored foods. It really boosts that apple flavor right up. I have plans to bathe in the leftover syrup it was so good, but then I’ll make more and use it to top just about everything this Fall.

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Apple Cider Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Ingredients:

For the pancakes:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 cup apple cider
For the syrup:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
1 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

For the pancakes:
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
In a small bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter should still be somewhat lumpy.
Grease a skillet over medium heat and add small batches of batter to the skillet. Cook over medium heat until bubbles form and pop, then flip the pancakes over and continue cooking until the bottom is browned and the center is cooked through.
For the syrup:
In a small sauce pan, stir together the sugars, flour, and cinnamon until combined. Mix in the water and turn the heat to medium. Bring to a rolling boil and boil, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens up a bit.
Remove from the heat and stir in the butter until melted.
Stir in the vanilla extract.
Serve warm.
Store in the fridge and reheat as needed.

Cinnamon Syrup adapted from allrecipes

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26 Responses to “Apple Cider Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup”

  1. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel October 4, 2012 @ 7:54 am (#
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    Ohhh maaahh gawwwwd. Can I please please please put my mouth under the spout of the syrup boat? Pleaseeeeee?

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    Karly Reply:

    @Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel,

    Syrup boat. I like that. Much better than putting your syrup in a gravy boat, like I THOUGHT I did. But now I see the light. It’s a syrup boat.

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  2. Stacey October 4, 2012 @ 7:57 am (#
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    My My I gotta make this weekend! I take a pic and let u know how it turn out!

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  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 4, 2012 @ 8:06 am (#
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    Mmm delicious!

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  4. Chels R. October 4, 2012 @ 8:09 am (#
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    You had me at Apple Cider! I can’t wait to try these!

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  5. Cookbook Queen October 4, 2012 @ 8:09 am (#
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    These are seriously perfection. Will you be my mom?

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  6. Laura October 4, 2012 @ 9:21 am (#
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    About how many pancakes does this recipe make? I have two teenage boys and a 9 year old daughter that eats like a man ;) I need to make sure there will be plenty for all. These sound amazing!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Laura,

    This made about 6 average sized pancakes. :)

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  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 4, 2012 @ 9:43 am (#
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    the pancakes alone and then that syrup! I loveeee cinnamon. And apple cider!

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  8. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl October 4, 2012 @ 10:56 am (#
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    Ha! I “randomly” bought apple cider last weekend even though it’s still in the 80′s here…this is my favorite time of the year as well, and I’m ready for crisp fall days. But since it’s been too warm to drink warm cider, I’m totally using it in these pancakes because ohmygah. LOVE.

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  9. Jocelyn October 4, 2012 @ 12:55 pm (#
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    Girl, your pictures cause me to seriously drool every time:-) I buy apple cider every Fall to make donuts, but I am totally making pancakes with the next jug…if I can keep the kids out of it that is.

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  10. sally @ sallys baking addiction October 4, 2012 @ 1:53 pm (#
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    I want to drink this cinnamon syrup. OMG.

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  11. Joanne October 4, 2012 @ 2:08 pm (#
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    I’ve actually never baked ANYTHING with apple cider if you can believe it. And to think I call myself a fall lover…shame on me. These pancakes sound divine though. As does the syrup. Which I intend to bathe in.

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  12. Becca October 4, 2012 @ 6:30 pm (#
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    Good gawwwd…cinnamon syrup?! yes please!
    Reduce some cider down…make apple cider syrup…then turn it into a glaze with confectioners sugar and drizzle it on anything and everything.

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  13. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust October 4, 2012 @ 9:39 pm (#
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    I love October. It’s finally cool enough for me to enjoy the season, and now I want to be all over apples. These look SO good, that syrup – OH EM GEE.

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  14. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes October 4, 2012 @ 10:51 pm (#
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    apple cider is just about my favorite thing in the world around this time of year. Never thought to put it in pancakes – Yum Yum YUMMMM

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  15. marla October 5, 2012 @ 5:31 am (#
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    Love the sound of these pancakes! Gonna try this weekend :)

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  16. Elizabeth @Food Ramblings October 5, 2012 @ 11:08 am (#
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    here’s my breakfast for tomorrow!

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  17. grace October 6, 2012 @ 1:28 pm (#
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    that syrup is AMAZING, karly! frankly, it’s the most enticing thing i’ve seen all week.

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  18. Michelle October 22, 2012 @ 8:00 am (#
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    Thank you for your delicious recipes. This was one of my first successful attempts at converting a regular recipe into gluten-free. I used Carol Fenster’s sorghum flour mix and added 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum. I kept the batter fairly thick so that my pancakes are nice and thick. Yum! And that syrup. I used a 1/2 Tbsp of cornstarch instead of flour. I think I cooked it a bit too long, but it was still yummy. Think it would work with the apple cider instead of the water for the syrup? Thanks again!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Michelle,

    Yay! Thank you so much for coming back and sharing how you made it GF! That’s so helpful to others.

    And, yes, absolutely apple cider should work fine in place of the water!

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  19. Amanda October 23, 2012 @ 10:46 am (#
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    I loved this recipe and included it in an apple cider round up on my blog. Thanks for making and sharing this, it sounds fabulous! If you’d like to see the round up it’s here http://amandascookin.com/2012/10/30-apple-cider-recipes-for-fall.html

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  20. Cinnamon Vogue January 3, 2013 @ 1:19 pm (#
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    For sure Saigon Cinnamon is better than the standard Cassia Cinnamon, but Ceylon Cinnamon is even better. It’s not overly Cinnamony and spicy like Saigon Cinnamon, but slightly sweeter, mild and quite aromatic. That means it never takes center stage but creates a very sophisticated sweet taste with a wonderful aroma especially when it hits the hot pancakes.

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  21. Cory November 18, 2013 @ 6:43 am (#
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    I made these pancakes!! Very delish & good use of extra apple cider! I didn’t make the syrup I ended up making a cinnamon apple compote & used a touch of cider/ cinnamon & brown sugar.. very easy! My boys devoured them!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Cory,

    So glad to hear you enjoyed them!

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