Fall Festival Apple Cider Pancakes

The flavors of fall apples come alive in these pancakes making them delicious for breakfast, or for a treat on those breakfast-for-dinner nights. Fall Festival Apple Cider Pancakes

Apple Cider Pancakes

If you’re used to making pancakes from a box (trust me, I don’t judge), put the box away this one time and make these Apple Cider Pancakes from scratch. You’ll notice the difference, and they won’t take hardly any more time or effort to make.Apple Cider Pancakes

If, however, I can’t talk you into skipping the box mix (been there, done that), you can easily elevate the box mix just by replacing the liquid called for on the box, with apple cider. It’s such an easy swap and will add amazing fall flavor to your standard box pancakes.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg beaten
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup apple cider (more if you like thinner pancakes)
butter for the skillet and serving
maple syrup

-Whisk the first 11 ingredients together in a large bowl.

-Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Brush the hot skillet with melted butter and pour as much pancake batter as you wish on the griddle (depending on how large you want your pancakes). Once the pancakes start to look dry on top and bubbles form all around the edges, use a spatula to carefully flip the pancakes and allow them to cook on the other side until golden.

-Remove to a platter, keep warm, and continue with the remaining batter.

-Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Apple Cider Pancakes

Thursdays are typically breakfast-for-dinner nights at our house, and it’s something we all enjoy immensely. I served these pancakes along with lots of crispy bacon. Mmmm. No wonder Thursday night dinners are so popular around here.

Apple Cider Pancakes

Ahhh. I can almost smell the pancakes cooking…and, of course, the bacon too…

Bacon Lovers Hand Painted Apron

If there is ever anything I can paint for you, from fabrics such as aprons to tea towels, to glassware items, please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit my shop on Etsy. Custom orders are always welcomed and I will happily work from any photo or description you send my way.

Kudos Kitchen by Renee ~ Where food, art, and fun collide on a regular basis!
Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!



  1. Yeah, these are going to have to be Friday night dinner here. Sounds so good. I'll be making some for the fam and some gluten free for me!

  2. Sounds like a good recipe for breakfast tomorrow

  3. Oh my goodness these look amazing! I bet the house also smells fantastic too while they are cooking 🙂

  4. I want these in the morning with my coffee. Delicious!

  5. I can't think of a better way to start the weekend than with a stack of these!

  6. These pancakes look and sound fabulous, I could equally enjoy them for either breakfast or dinner! 🙂

  7. I can almost smell them too! The perfect fall-flavored breakfast!

  8. What a fantastic idea – using apple cider in the pancake batter! These pancakes are destined for our supper table this week 🙂

  9. These look perfect for fall weekend! 🙂 And I have some apple cider I need to use up very soon…

  10. I am totally digging the idea of apple cider in pancakes PLUS maple syrup. The only thing that would make it better is some bacon on the side… 😉

  11. Woah I love these photos!! They look so bright and inviting. I happen to love apple-cider anything – what a fabulous idea to add cider to your pancakes!! Especially appropriate for "brinner" hah 😉 No wonder your Thursday nights are so popular! Love this recipe!!

  12. these need to magically show up at my house!