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A stack of caramel apple pancakes on a green plate.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Ever wondered how to make pancakes from scratch? Let me show you! These apple pancakes are the perfect treat for a fall breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword autumn recipes, easy breakfast recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes
Calories 162kcal


For the pancakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or 3/4 cup regular milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar - let sit for 5 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

For the apples:

  • 1 medium tart apple peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Tiny pinch of salt

For the topping:

  • Caramel ice cream topping warmed


To make the pancakes:

  • Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk, vanilla, egg, and melted butter until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk together until most of the lumps are gone. Do not overmix.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles form on the surface. Flip the pancake and cook until browned on the bottom and the center is done.

For the apples:

  • While the pancakes are cooking, set a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter to the skillet and melt.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt to combine.
  • Add the apples and stir to coat.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

To serve:

  • Top the pancakes with the warm apples and drizzle the warmed caramel sauce on top.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.9mg