Cinnamon Apple Walnut Pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes with hunks of apples, tremendous cinnamon flavor and a sprinkling of crunchy walnuts over top. Because apples were made for cinnamon and walnuts! The threesome belong together. Truly.

This is the time of the year when I start longing for chilly mornings and apple season. Trips to the pumpkin patch and changing leaves. I start wishing time would speed up just a bit so we can get there faster.

Don’t hate on me.

Fall makes my world go around. I practically live for it. And winter too but that is getting way ahead of myself.

As I made and ate these warmly spiced, apple-spiked pancakes I quit wishing. It was a delicious taste of fall and a reminder of all we have to look forward to.

Ready or not it is just right around the corner. Isn’t it?

Humor me.

Cinnamon Apple Walnut Pancakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: About 16 (4-inch) pancakes

Cinnamon Apple Walnut Pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes with hunks of apples, tremendous cinnamon flavor and a sprinkling of crunchy walnuts over top.


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 + 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup applesauce
1 large egg
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing skillet and serving
1 cup apple, peeled and diced small
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, for serving
maple syrup, for serving


  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. In a separate medium-sized bowl whisk buttermilk, applesauce, egg, and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture and whisk until just moistened. Don't overmix,
  2. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter and heat over medium heat. In batches, drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. Sprinkle each pancake with diced apple. Cook until bubbles appear on top and edges are dry. Flip pancakes and cook until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is cooked.
  3. Serve with butter, maple syrup and walnuts.


Adapted from Martha Stewart

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  1. teresa says

    girl, i’m right with you, i need cooler weather! and when it comes, you better believe that i’ll be enjoying these pancakes for breakfast!

  2. Ashley Bee says

    So, after a weekend where my friend’s boyfriend lovingly made my friends and I a breakfast of pancakes and I hadn’t the heart to tell them I hate pancakes–I am re-thinking my pancake-hate. They weren’t fantastic, but also not horrible, and the versatility of pancakes is awesome. These look like a great version. Perhaps I’ll try them!

  3. Joanne says

    I’ve been missing apple season also! They are far and above my favorite fruit to snack on and though I love peaches…it’s just not the same. These pancakes look like the perfect way to wake up!

  4. Aimee says

    Delicious!! haha, you are right about those three ingredients being made for each other :) AND it’s still winter here in Australia so I think this is the perfect recipe for a cold morning right now 😀

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