Apple Crisp Pancakes

When I saw this idea of adding a streusel topping over the pancakes I really wanted to give them a try. Apples are one of my family favorites so these Apple Crisp Pancakes sounded like a wonderful healthy delicious treat.

I must say these apple crisp pancakes are the best pancakes I have ever made. They’re incredibly fluffy and bursting with flavor, thanks to the tender apple chunks folded into the batter. But what truly takes them over the top is that crispy streusel topping. The sugar gets caramelized as they cook and adds a perfect crunch. With their fantastic texture and mouthwatering taste, I can already tell these pancakes will be a repeat on my breakfast menu.

Next time you’re in the mood for pancakes, I highly recommend giving this delicious recipe a try. They’re so tasty that you could enjoy them on their own, no need for maple syrup or whipped cream, though adding those toppings would certainly take them to the next level of temptation.

How to make apple crisp pancakes

Begin by preparing the streusel. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon. Use a pastry blender or fork to cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

Next, prepare the pancake batter. In another bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the egg, milk, and oil, and mix until smooth.

Peel and dice the apple, then fold it into the pancake batter.

Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot pan for each pancake. Sprinkle each pancake evenly with 2 tablespoons of the streusel mixture, gently pressing it into the batter. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to dry. Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until they are light golden brown on both sides.

Serve the pancakes warm, drizzled with maple syrup, honey, or topped with whipped cream for a delicious breakfast treat.

Enjoy these apple crisp pancakes with their delightful streusel topping! Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts or stories, so I can see your amazing results. Enjoy!

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Apple Crisp Pancakes

4.50 from 2 votes
These Apple Crisp Pancakes are fluffy and so flavorful, with chunks of soft apples inside. The best part of all is the crispy streusel topping. They are simply amazing, and I am sure you will love them too.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) oats
  • 3 tbsp (45g) butter
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) cinnamon

Pancakes Batter

  • 1 ¼ cups (160g) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1 ½ tsp (6g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp (28g) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup apple , peeled and diced (about 1 apple))


Prepare the streusel.

  • In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon.
  • Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

Prepare the pancake batter.

  • In another bowl, mix flour with sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add egg, milk, and oil. Mix until smooth.
  • Peel and dice the apple and combine with pancake batter.
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  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium high heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cupful batter onto hot pan. Sprinkle each pancake evenly with 2 tablespoons of Streusel mixture. You can press the streusel slightly to stick better to the pancake.  Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly on top and dry around edges. Turn and cook on the other side until light golden brown around edges about 2 or 3 minutes more.
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  • Drizzle with maple syrup, honey, or top with whipped cream.



Serving: 1 pancakeCalories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 30.9gProtein: 4.6gFat: 9.4gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSugar: 9.8g
Calories: 223kcal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crisp pancakes, apple pancakes, apple streusel pancakes, easy pancake recipe, pancake recipe, quick pancakes, streusel pancakes

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  1. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Author says:

    These Apple Pancakes look absolutely delicious Ella! I can eat that entire stack of pancakes Loved it! 🙂

  2. Laura Dembowski Author says:

    Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. This totally takes it to the next level! And makes it breakfast appropriate 🙂

  3. Jess @ Sweet Menu Author says:

    Oooh I LOVE pancakes! The addition of apple is such a great idea!

  4. marcie Author says:

    I love apple crisp and pancakes, and these pancakes sound like the best of both worlds! Lovely idea. 🙂

  5. I love apple pancakes and these look awesome! Need to make some soon! Pinning 🙂

  6. Apple desserts are truly some of my favorites—so your apple crisp pancakes MUST be the best pancakes! I can’t think of any I’d rather eat 🙂

  7. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Author says:

    Streusel on top of pancakes!!!!! Such a great idea!

  8. Sonali- The Foodie Physician Author says:

    Pancake perfection! My daughter has recently become obsessed with pancakes (especially blueberry) and she loves apples (“apple” was actually her 3rd word after “mama” and “dada”) so I know she would devour these beauties!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Let me know if you try them out for your daughter.  It is good she loves the blueberry ones too, my little ones are quite avoiding dishes with blueberries lately.

  9. Skipsrecipebox Author says:

    This looks amazing, have you tried them with other fruits? I am thinking Peach or Blueberry may be as scrumptious too?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Didn't try.. but both blueberries and peach sound wonderful. I can hardly wait to try once they are in season.

  10. Urska Author says:

    Could you please add measurements in grams or dcl – beside cups/tsp/tbsp… If you could do that in every recipe, it would be great. Thank you.

  11. Noula Author says:

    Did it for brunch without the streusel and both my boys could not believe how wonderful the taste was. Thank you.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad to hear that Noula.. I am sure they were delicious

  12. Josef Author says:

    The best way to use my apples before they rot!!
    The idea of using streussel, unique!!!
    Now, the only way to improve them is to substitute 1/4 of the pancake flour with flaxseed meal and add 1/4 more of milk and let the pancake mix sit for 15 minutes so the flaxseed does its magic. Also, you can add half a spoon of unflavored psyllium in order to make them more fluffy.
    By the way, here, for the pancake mix, you use baking powder, whereas in the youtube video you use yeast!! I will try both, with yeast, and instead of baking powder, I will use sodium bicarbonate in order to avoid any aluminates!!!

  13. Imane Author says:

    What a delicious recipe ! Thank you so much, all my family was delighted by these pancakes

  14. Eileen Author says:

    Just had this for breakfast today. Didn’t change a single thing. Turns out amazing. Thank you, Ella, for the recipe.

  15. Christiana S. Author says:

    they seem to be wonderful but every time I flip it on the streusal side they end up burning. is it because i dont have a non-stick pan? I put cooking spray before I put the pancake on the pan. what am i doing wrong? 🙁

  16. Maya Author says:

    I tried these today. The recipe was awesome but I didn’t had a nonstick pan… all I had was an old looking pan… the pancake failed so I decided to use a waffle machine 🙂 It worked!!!

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