Apple Pancake Rings

apple pancake rings
Apple Pancake Rings

Apple pancake rings make a great snack, party treat or breakfast. If you love homemade pancakes with apples, you’ll love these apple pancake rings. Apple slices dipped in pancake batter and then fried – yeah, it’s delicious! 

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Apple Pancake Rings: Before, During and After. Enjoy!

I love when I can add fruit to things.  Here’s a pictorial.

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5 from 3 votes

Apple Pancake Rings

Why make pancakes when you can make apple pancake rings? Perfect for brunch, lunch or for appetizers at a kids’ party. Choose a firm apple like Granny Smith, Ambrosia or Gala apples for a snack that’s easy to grab and eat without a plate.
Prep : 8 minutes
Cook : 20 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5-6 apples Granny Smith, Ambrosia, Gala


  • In large bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
  • In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  • Wash apples. If using apple peeling/slicing machine, core and slice apples into rounds. Peeling is optional. Or use an apple corer to remove core from center of apple then cut apples into 1/4 inch thin slices horizontally to form circles.
  • Dip apple slices (4 to 5 at a time) into batter. Use a fork to lift apples out allowing some of the batter to drip off so center holes do not fill with batter. Place rings on hot, lightly greased griddle or fry pan.
  • When the top side starts to look dry, flip and cook the other side until golden.
  • Make regular pancakes with any remaining batter.
  • Serve with strawberry rhubarb freezer jam, maple syrup, whipped cream or your favorite topping


I get 6 to 8 apple slices per apple and use 5-6 apples with the same amount of pancake batter I usually use for my family of four (1 batch).
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 2113kcal | Carbohydrates: 330g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 72g | Sodium: 2775mg | Fiber: 47g | Sugar: 139g | Iron: 15mg
Course: Breakfast, brunch, quick breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, breakfast, brunch, pancakes

Toppings for Your Apple Pancake Rings

finished apple pancake rings
Serve apple pancakes with your favourite summer jam. Extra summer yummy!

I often serve pancakes, especially these apple pancake rings without syrup. Instead we serve them with fruit compote, yogurt, strawberry freezer jam or even just a sprinkling of icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon.  

apple pancake rings with icing sugar
Dust apple rings with icing sugar and lemon. A delicious alternate to syrup or jam.

Thank you Pinterest for giving me the idea to try these.

These apple pancake rings are easy to make and can be eaten on the run (best to leave the syrup!). They made a great offering at IBEX Payroll‘s Bike to Work Day Pit Stop. Here Spencer and I are whipping up a batch outside using the electric frying pan.

apple rings Bike to Work Day
Getty and Spencer making apple ring pancakes for IBEX Payroll’s Bike to Work day.

Getty Stewart is an engaging speaker and writer providing tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and helpful kitchen ideas to make home cooking easy and enjoyable. She is a Professional Home Economist, author of Manitoba’s best-selling Prairie Fruit Cookbook, Founder of Fruit Share, mom and veggie gardener.

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