A wonderfully delicious breakfast! With sweet bits of apple and a tangy apple cider syrup topping, these are not your momma's pancakes! The syrup is a little time-consuming to make, but well worth it!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
7 mins
15 mins
32 mins
12 to 16 Pancakes


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pancake mix and water in a large bowl; mix well. Stir in diced apples. Place batter in the refrigerator to rest, about 15 minutes.

  • Heat sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it melts into a thick amber-colored liquid, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add apple cider slowly to the saucepan, stirring constantly, until mixture is the consistency of syrup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover.

  • Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat. Drop a scant 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with cider syrup.

Cook's Notes:

Make sure to use a "just add water" type of pancake mix. If you use a different brand than the one listed, use the amount of water called for on the box.

If using an electric griddle to cook the pancakes, heat it to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 63.8g 21% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 332.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
I saw after the fact to make sure you get a pancake mix that is add water only. This may have enhanced the flavor more but my baking mix still worked with only water. I would add cinnamon to give it more flavor or even vanilla. I thought the apple amount was going to be too much but it was perfect. However I could not get the syrup to reduce. After 30 minutes of fighting it from it becoming rock candy after adding the cider and then boiling it to under half.. it still was pure liquid. Read More