Apple Crisp Pancakes with Apple Cinnamon Syrup

“We were served a delicious breakfast each morning, and Betty makes this wonderful apple cinnamon syrup to use on her pancakes or waffles.” –TripAdvisor Reviewer

There’s nothing quite as comforting as waking up to a hot breakfast of a chilly morning, and who does breakfast better than a B&B? Betty Luse, innkeeper at Widow Kip’s Country Inn, is happy to share her recipe for apple crisp pancakes, enhanced with a rich apple cinnamon syrup, so try it out for a holiday breakfast, and you’ll never go back to cold cereal again!

Pancake Ingredients:

1 egg, beaten

¾ cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2½ cups pancake mix, divided

¾ cup chunky applesauce plus extra for serving

½ cup quick cooking oats

¼ cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons butter, softened

Apple Cinnamon Syrup Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 cups apple cider of natural apple juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ stick butter


Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine egg, milk, vanilla, 2 cups of pancake mix, and ¾ cup of applesauce. Spread mixture in pan. In a medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, remaining ½ cup of pancake mix and butter. Sprinkle oats mixture over ingredients in pan. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Serve with applesauce and warm apple cinnamon syrup.

For the syrup: Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, apple cider, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove pan from heat and stir in butter until melted, and combine. Serve warm.

Photo by TripAdvisor user mmnnbb1.

Photo by TripAdvisor user mmnnbb1.