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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • ¾ cups uncooked oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp + 1/4 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • maple syrup, yogurt, sliced almonds for topping


  1. In a blender or food processor, grind the dry oats until they’re a fine powder. Mix together with the whole wheat flour, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt. Whisk, and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, melted butter, milk, vanilla, and egg.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and whisk together.
  4. Core the apples and slice into 1/8″ rings. Toss with the brown sugar and remaining 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
  5. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat (or a normal skillet, and use butter before each pancake). Arrange three apple rings overlapping in the middle of the skillet and let cook for 2-3 minutes, or until softening. Once the apples are beginning to soften, cover them with just enough batter to fully envelope the apples. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until that side is golden, flip, and cook another 2 minutes.
  6. Repeat until you’ve used all apples and batter. Serve with toppings of your choice.