These easy and healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are jam-packed with fresh apples, sweet cinnamon, and Greek yogurt. Diced apples are caramelized with brown sugar to add the perfect touch to these light and fluffy pancakes, providing a deliciously sweet apple glaze! It’s the perfect recipe for a fall breakfast!

stack of apple pancakes with topping

One of the best things about apple season is that I can shove all things apple-icious in your face and that’s acceptable, right? Ok, I promise that I won’t get too crazy with apple recipes, though I am excited to share with you some delicious sweet and savory dishes that I whipped up.

And another thing about apples…I know they’re in season in the fall, hence all the apple rage then (and pumpkin, let’s not forget about pumpkin!), but I actually enjoy apples all year long, and I have a feeling that you do, too.

Even though they’re at their freshest in the autumn, especially since you can go to apple orchards and pluck them right off the trees, I often buy year-round because it’s the perfect fruit for a quick mid-morning snack or post-workout treat.

But with that being said, you just can’t beat a fresh, crisp apple. One that’s perfectly round, no brown spots, and has the perfect crunch when you bite into it. Know what I mean? I love apple season for that very reason. You just can’t get that kind of freshness when it’s snowing outside. At least not in the midwest!

apple cinnamon pancakes with a slice cut out

Which brings me to these tasty and oh-so fresh Apple Cinnamon Pancakes.  Jam-packed with fresh apples, sweet cinnamon, and Greek yogurt, these pancakes are light, fluffy, and bursting with flavor! The caramelized apples add the perfect touch to these pancakes, providing a deliciously sweet apple glaze.

I don’t make pancakes all that often, but when I do, you can be sure that they’re loaded with flavor and on the healthier side, too. Ever since I made these Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes, I was hooked on the fresh taste and protein-packed ingredients. It quickly became one of my most popular recipes and I can definitely see why.

So I decided to make the same base for these Apple Cinnamon Pancakes and give them a fresh, fall twist.

And let’s not forget about my favorite part, the caramelized apple topping! Man, oh man, is it good! Fresh apples are coated in brown sugar and cinnamon, then swirled with maple syrup. This topping says it all, guys. Add a good amount to the top of these pancakes, and your breakfast is served. Mmm-mmm is it good!

What Makes These Apple Cinnamon Pancakes So Great

  • The pancakes bake up thick, soft, and oh-so fluffy.
  • The Greek yogurt adds a punch of protein and keeps them on the healthier side.
  • The caramelized apple topping is sweet and delicious, and takes these pancakes to a whole new level!
a fork taking a bite out of apple pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Ingredients 

These apple pie pancakes are a breeze to make. The apple topping adds on a little cook time, but not much! Here’s what you’ll need to make this apple cinnamon pancake recipe:

  •  All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Apple
  • Light brown sugar
  • Maple syrup 
  • Butter
zoomed in shot of apple cinnamon pancakes on a plate

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

These Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are so easy to make, that you can have breakfast prepped and ready in about a half hour. And that’s a winner in my book! These pancakes taste delicious on those cool, fall mornings and even work as a great dinner!

  1. Melt the butter in a large griddle pan over medium heat. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, egg, and milk.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined, then gently fold in the diced apples.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture onto the hot griddle. Cook the pancakes until the edges begin to bubble and the bottom turns golden brown.
  6. Gently flip the pancake to the other side and let it cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter until all the pancakes are cooked.
  8. While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the caramelized apple topping.
  9. Pour apple topping over pancakes and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations to Try

  • Replace 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 cup of whole wheat flour to give these easy pancakes an even healthier twist!
  • Try using pears instead of apples to get another fall fruit flavor in these pancakes! Or try them together!
  • Give a crunch to the topping by adding in some nuts! Chop about 1/2 a cup of nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, and add them into the topping during the last minute or two of cooking.
pancakes with apple cinnamon topping on a white plate

How to Freeze and Reheat Apple Pie Pancakes

To freeze, let the apple pancakes cool completely. Lay out on a baking tray and freeze until hardened. Once hard enough to stack, seal inside a freezer bag. To reheat, toast in a toaster or gently warm in the microwave. 

Tips for Making Apple Pancakes

  • Be sure not to over stir the pancake mixture! If you over stir it, you can create bubbles in the mixture which will leave a series of pockets in your pancakes.
  • Consider placing small pats of butter between cooking each pancake to ensure the pancakes don’t stick to the pan.
  • Make sure the apples for the pancake mixture are diced small, otherwise they might stick out of the pancakes when they cook and make for uneven cooking.

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stack of apple pancakes with topping

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Jam-packed with fresh apples, sweet cinnamon, and Greek yogurt, these Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are light, fluffy, and bursting with flavor. The caramelized apples add the perfect touch to these pancakes, providing a deliciously sweet apple glaze!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil

Apple topping:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup


Make the pancakes:

  • Melt butter in a large griddle pan. Alternatively, heat oil in pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, egg, and milk. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in diced apples.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of pancake mixture onto hot griddle. Cook for two minutes, or until edges begin to bubble and the bottom turns golden brown. Gently flip over to other side and let cook for another 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter until all pancakes are cooked.

Make the topping:

  • While the pancakes are cooking, prepare caramelized apple topping. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add in apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon Cook over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes, or until apples become soft and tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup. Pour caramelized apple topping on pancakes. Serve immediately.


Adapted from my Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes recipe.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 480kcal, Carbohydrates: 92g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 922mg, Potassium: 558mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 37g, Vitamin A: 295IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 214mg, Iron: 3mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
Author: Gayle
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