I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with pancakes. It’s taken me years to get to a recipe that I consistently love, but these buttermilk pancakes do the trick for me every time. So now I’m taking my pancakes to the next level and basically making them a fantastic dessert. These pancakes topped with caramelized apples and oat crumble really hit the spot for a fancy brunch treat or an after-dinner indulgence!
Apple Pie Pancakes
The perfect combination of fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with caramelized apples and cinnamon-oat crumble.
- 1.5 cups non-dairy milk
- 1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1.5 cups flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp oil
- 3 tsp vegan butter or oil to cook the pancakes
- 4 apples, peeled and diced into ½ inch pieces
- 3 tbsp vegan butter
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup oats
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
For the pancakes:
- In a small bowl, combine the non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar. Allow to sit for 2 minutes or so.
- In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt).
- Add oil to the milk and vinegar mixture and then pour it into the dry ingredients. Stir until combined (little lumps in the batter are okay).
- Heat 1 tsp vegan butter (or enough to coat your pan) in a medium sized frying pan over medium-high heat. (You can start cooking the apples at this point as well). Once the butter starts to sizzle, start to cook the pancakes – I use a ¼ cup measure of batter for each pancake and I cook three at a time.
- Wait for the tops of the pancakes to start to bubble through before flipping them (about 3 minutes) and then cook for 2 minutes on the other side.
For the apples:
- Peel and chop apples.
- Heat vegan butter in a pan over medium-high heat, allowing it to sizzle. Add the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon and cook for 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Turn the burner off, but leave the apples on the element to continue caramelizing while you finish up cooking the last few pancakes.
For the crumble: Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a fork until it forms a nice crumble.
If you’re craving a little extra sweetness, drizzle some maple syrup on top of your pancakes. Some whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream would pair nicely as well!
If you’re just feeling like a super quick and easy breakfast, skip the delicious toppings and stick with the simple buttermilk pancakes. They’re delicious as is! Enjoy!