Chunky Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter

We have made these pancakes many times and love the recipe. But recently the LA Times’ formatting has gotten a bit wonky, so I am transferring the recipe here for ease of reading.

Chunky Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 16 4-inch pancakes


  • Cinnamon Butter
  • 1/4 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • Apple Pancakes
  • 2 medium Apples, peeled & cored
  • 1 cup (4.25 oz) Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Melted Butter or Oil


  1. To prepare the Cinnamon Butter: In a large bowl using a whisk, beat together the butter, powdered sugar and cinnamon until blended. Cover and chill until needed
  2. To prepare the Pancakes: Cut the apples into thin slices, then cut each slice into one-half-inch lengths.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  4. In a small bowl, beat together the egg, milk and melted butter or oil.
  5. Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and stir until smooth, then stir in the apple pieces.
  6. Heat a griddle over medium-high heat until hot. Lightly grease the griddle and spoon about one-half cup of batter onto the griddle, spreading it into a 4-inch round. Cook until the bottom is browned, then flip and cook until the other side is browned and the pancake is cooked through. Serve with the cinnamon butter.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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