Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

These apple pie protein pancakes are packed with seasonal flavors and are filled with hearty protein to keep you filled all morning. They are perfect for easy breakfasts to send the kids off to school. Top with maple syrup and enjoy!


Yield: 4-6 servings

Level: Easy

Prep time: 40 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes


For Pancakes:

  • 2 cups Krusteaz Protein Complete Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • a pinch of cloves
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil


For topping:

  • 2 medium apples, cored and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of cloves
  • Maple syrup (for serving)

For the topping:

  1. 1. In a small saucepan, combine the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves.

  2. 2. Cook over medium heat until apples are soft and tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Remove from heat and set aside.


For Pancakes:

  1. 1. Heat your pancake griddle to 375 degrees F.

  2. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the mix, apple pie spice, nutmeg and cloves.
  3. 3. Create a well in the middle of dry ingredients and add in the apple juice, milk, eggs and oil. Stir together with a whisk until smooth.
  4. 4. Pour about ¼ cup batter per pancake onto the griddle and cook each pancake about a minute per side, or until golden brown
  5. 5. Serve pancakes warm with apple pie topping and maple syrup. 

Blahnik Baker

“Blahnik Baker’s” Zainab Storms first tried baking a mere three years ago and is not afraid to admit it wasn’t pretty and far from perfect. A self-taught baker, Zainab takes her readers along with her as she experiments. Originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone, Zainab currently resides in Central New York with her husband (i.e., the self-assigned recipe tester). Zainab is a Ph.D. Neuroscience student by day and a cake-obsessed shoe-a-holic girl by night, hence the stylish blog name.

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