5 from 2 votes
Apple Ring Pancakes {Whole wheat, Refined sugar free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Author: Back To The Book Nutrition
  • 2 large Opal Gold or other sweet apples washed, cored and sliced horizontally into 1/2" thick slices (about 20 slices total)
  • 1 1/4 cup organic white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice try my easy homemade recipe!
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pastured egg beaten
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp melted ghee or pure coconut oil
  • 1 cup milk I use raw
  • Butter for melting on griddle
  • Pure maple syrup or raw honey for topping
  • Chopped walnuts optional
  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, apple pie spice, and sea salt.
  2. Make a well in the center and add egg, honey, ghee/oil, and milk. Stir the wet ingredients to mix, then gently incorporate them into the dry mixture.
  3. Prepare a cast iron griddle by heating over medium heat. As the griddle heats, add a few small pats of butter and spread evenly with a knife or spatula as it melts.
  4. Use clean hands or tongs to coat each apple ring in pancake batter before dropping on the griddle (I let the excess batter drip off a little so that the coating is thin and the edges of the apples show through).
  5. Cook for a couple minutes on each side, remove from griddle, and repeat with remaining slices. If desired, cooked slices can be transferred to a warming oven until ready to serve.
  6. Serve with toppings of choice - I like pure maple syrup and chopped walnuts.
Recipe Notes

These cook a little more quickly than traditional pancakes, so watch them closely!
Using plenty of butter on your griddle will prevent the batter from sticking - don't skimp!
Leftover pancakes can be reheated on a baking sheet in a 300 degree oven for 5-7 minutes.