Cinnamon Apple Stuffed Pancakes
I love a good pancake.
Thick, fluffy, buttermilky. Yum.
My favorite place to get Buttermilk Pancakes is at Butterfield’s in Scottsdale, AZ.
“Have mercy!” says John Stamos a la “Full House.” P.S. I totally ran into John Stamos at Disneyland one time. I have creepy over the shoulder “he’s not looking now, take it!” photos to prove it. But…that is a chestnut for another time. Anyhoo…..back to pancakes.
Butterfield’s is one of a kind. Their ‘cakes’ (as they call them) are made fresh from scratch every morning and include such flavors as “S’moreo” and “Strawberry Shortcake.” It’s true, check out their menu!
I came across this fun recipe on Pinterest and knew instantly I had to try them. I am a big fan of candy/brownie stuffed cookies so why not try a stuffed pancake? Fun!
These were a bit sticky to make and I think I got more batter on my fingers than I did on the actual apple slices, but, man oh man was it worth it. These are so unique and really very scrumptious. I added only one little step- cinnamon & sugar! Oh, and I used buttermilk instead of regular milk but you don’t have to!
Check out the recipe and make these for your family & friends next time you have a house full of guests. Or, make them for yourself on Saturday morning and eat the whole batch. I won’t tell anyone.
Let’s do this thang….
Here is our Cast of Characters: (<— I just realized the other day that The Pioneer Woman uses this phrase too. I must have subconsciously “borrowed” it from her. As long as she doesn’t mind, I would kind of like to keep it. It will be my tribute to her….I really do love and adore her and all of her AMAZE-BALLS recipes.)
Sprinkle about 1t of cinnamon sugar mix onto each slice. You can make cinnamon sugar by combining 1/2C sugar and 1T cinnamon.
I went over my slices a few more times with the cinnamon sugar mix after taking this pic. I am very fond of cinnamon sugar.
Now, let’s mix up the batter. The recipe uses Bisquick but you could substitute your favorite pancake recipe if you’d like. Bisquick may have some funky things in their ingredient list, but I really just don’t care. It’s easy and fast and tasty.
Now, grab an apple slice and skewer it on a toothpick. Dip it into your batter a few times ensuring the whole slice gets well covered. You may need to add a little bit more buttermilk if your batter is too thick. I had to play with the consistency a little bit.
Grease your griddle and throw these little buggers on. Let them get golden brown around the edges before flipping them once. Cook for a few more minutes and remove to a plate.
Have your butter and syrup handy and load it on. The original recipe includes an apple cider syrup that I didn’t make. Time constraints people. Plus, Aunt Jemima is my lifelong friend and I like her just fine.
These are fun, very tasty and even though a bit messy- very worth it. The printable recipe is below! Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comment section!
- 1C Bisquick mix
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 egg
- 1/2C buttermilk
- 1t pumpkin pie spice
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1-2T cinnamon sugar mix
- Start by washing, coring and slicing your apples into 1/8" slices.
- Sprinkle with as much cinnamon sugar as your heart desires, set aside.
- Combine Bisquick with egg, buttermilk, pumpkin pie spice, and zest of 1/2 lemon. You may need to add a little bit more buttermilk to achieve a thin enough consistency for dipping.
- Skewer an apple slice with a toothpick and dip into the batter, doing your best to cover the apple slice completely.
- Grease a griddle and turn onto medium-medium high.
- Place your apple slices onto the griddle and let them turn a golden brown around the edges before flipping once.
- Remove to a plate, slap on some butter, pour on your syrup, sit down and indulge!