Apple Pie Pancake Rolls

Honestly, until I made these Apple Pie Pancake Rolls for Krusteaz, I had no idea that Wednesday was breakfast for dinner night. But now that I do know? It’s on. Brinner is my favorite meal; it’s like dessert for dinner!! Pancake rolls are like crepes, but they’re pancakes. To make pancake rolls, you make pancakes like normal but you add extra liquid. The extra liquid makes the pancakes super thin once they’ve cooked so that you can roll them up. My mom always filled them with cinnamon sugar, but I’ve been known to throw some Nutella or peanut butter in there. Now? NOW you can fill them with apple pie.

They’re the perfect indulgent breakfast or dessert after brinner! The pancakes are easy to make using the Krusteaz Light & Fluffy Buttermilk pancake mix. Normally you make those pancakes with water, but to amp up the apple pie flavor I added apple juice instead. You can use a griddle but I like using a small 6″ frying pan. I add some thin batter to the pan and swirl it around. Cook it until the bottom is browned and then carefully flip it. Once you get a stack of the apple flavored pancakes, you can eat them right away or freeze them. (We always have a stack of these in our freezer!) Simply fill the apple pie pancake rolls with apple pie filling, roll, dust with powdered sugar, and eat! You don’t even need syrup with these but I bet ice cream would be fantastic.

Apple Pie Pancake Rolls


Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 30 min Servings: 10


1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
1 cup apple juice or apple cider
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling


Whisk pancake mix, apple juice or cider, and cinnamon in a large bowl until smooth. Batter will be thin. Let sit while pan is preheating. Preheat a small frying pan over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place about 2 tablespoons of batter into pan and swirl the pan to make a thin pancake that’s about 5” in diameter.

Cook about 45-60 seconds then carefully flip and cook for an additional 30 seconds, until the bottom is browned. (To easily flip the pancake make sure you’ve sprayed the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Use a spatula to lift up the edges. Work the spatula under one part of the pancake and then flip it.) Warm the apple pie filling, if desired.

Place 3-4 apples from the apple pie filling in the center of each pancake and roll up. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.


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