Fluffy apple pancakes

These pancakes are a special weekend treat for my family and me. They are fluffy, sweet, and the caramelized walnuts give the right amount of crunch to them!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 25 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 258 / Protein 11g / Carbohydr. 33g / Fat 6g

Ingredients (8 servings)

170 gall-purpose flour
90 gsugar (divided)
1 tspbaking powder
0.5lime (juice)
75 gwalnuts
180 mlmilk
1 tbspvanilla extract
butter for frying
dried fruit for serving
maple syrup for serving


2 frying pans, medium bowl, serving plate, large bowl, whisk, sifter, cooking spoon, grater, spatula, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Wine Tip

Riesling Beerenauslese, 2013
If you plan to enjoy the pancakes as a dessert, a Beerenauslese would be an excellent pairing. Wine should be sweeter than the dessert it goes with and, since maple syrup is very sweet, a Beerenauslese fits the bill. Riesling also goes perfectly with apple.

Step 1

Fluffy apple pancakes

Whisk together flour, some of the sugar, a pinch of salt, and baking powder.

medium bowl, whisk

170 g all-purpose flour / 40 g sugar / 1 tsp baking powder / salt

Step 2

Fluffy apple pancakes

Juice lime. Heat lime juice and the remaining sugar in a frying pan over medium-low heat, stirring often. Once sugar has melted, add walnuts and continue to cook until nuts are caramelized, approx. 3 – 4 min. Remove from heat.

frying pan, cooking spoon

50 g sugar / 0.5 lime / 75 g walnuts

Step 3

Fluffy apple pancakes

Separate eggs and add egg whites to grease-free stand mixer. Set yolks aside. Beat egg whites on high until soft peaks form.

stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

2 eggs

Step 4

Fluffy apple pancakes

In a large bowl, whisk together milk and egg yolks.

large bowl, whisk

180 ml milk

Step 5

Fluffy apple pancakes

Sift in flour mixture and mix well, making sure there are no lumps.


Step 6

Fluffy apple pancakes

Fold egg whites into the batter.


Step 7

Fluffy apple pancakes

Grate apple into the batter and add vanilla extract. Stir to combine.


0.5 apple / 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Step 8

Fluffy apple pancakes

Heat some butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Spoon batter into frying pan and cook until golden brown (approx. 2 – 3 min. per side). Transfer to a plate to serve.

frying pan, serving plate

butter for frying

Step 9

Fluffy apple pancakes

To serve, top with caramelized walnuts and dried fruit. Drizzle on maple syrup and enjoy as a delightful breakfast!

dried fruit for serving / maple syrup for serving