Apple Butter Pancakes

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Soft, fluffy stacks of golden brown apple butter pancakes, speckled with warm apple pie spices and drenched with warm maple syrup make the perfect autumn breakfast!  And with only 4 ingredients, they are easy to whip up before school or on a lazy Sunday morning!

stack of pancakes with apples and syrup

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These amazing apple pancakes get that gorgeous golden brown color from … yep, apple butter! The apple butter gives the pancakes a rich, spiced flavor that just screams fall!


  • pancake mix
  • apple butter
  • water
  • apple pie spice

Step by step

  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Cook pancakes on a preheated griddle.
fork with pieces of apple butter pancakes


What is apple butter?

Apple butter is basically apple sauce that is cooked down with cider and spices (like cinnamon, allspice and cloves) until it is caramelized and super flavorful!  

Can I use apple jelly instead of apple butter?

I do not recommend using apple jelly as the taste and consistency is very different than apple butter.

Can I make this from scratch instead of with pancake mix?

Yes, to make this from scratch substitute the pancake mix with a homemade version. This recipe for pancake mix is a good place to start.

Can you freeze apple butter pancakes?

Yes! Freeze the pancakes with parchment paper layered in between. Reheat in the microwave for a fast ready-made breakfast!

How do you store leftovers?

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

What can I use instead of apple pie spice?

If you do not have apple pie spice, make your own with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice, and dash ground cloves or ground ginger.

Serving suggestions

You can really get creative topping these yummy pancakes, or you can go simple with just syrup. Here are some topping ideas:

  • chopped apples (raw or steamed)
  • crushed walnuts
  • chopped pecans
  • granola and syrup
  • warmed apple pie filling
  • whipped cream!
  • golden syrup
  • double cream
  • honey
  • MORE apple butter!

Truthfully, with only 4 ingredients, these pancakes are going to be on repeat for days!!

You might also like to try these Mini Pumpkin Pie Croissants or my Nutty Coconut Homemade Granola.

If you try this recipe, please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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stack of pancakes with apples and syrup

Apple Butter Pancakes

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Soft, fluffy stacks of golden brown apple butter pancakes, speckled with warm apple pie spices and drenched with warm maple syrup make the perfect morning breakfast!


  • 2 cups buttermilk pancake/waffle mix
  • 2/3 cup apple butter
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice


  1. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium.
  2. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan for each pancake.
  4. When bubbles are visible in the middle of the pancake, flip gently.
  5. Continue making pancakes until batter is gone – we got about 12 pancakes from this recipe.
  6. Serve with butter and syrup.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 19.4 g
  • Sodium: 568.1 mg
  • Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.8 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg




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  1. oh, how good your apple butter pancakes look! What a wonderful idea to add apple butter inside the batter, especially with fall just around the corner. I really do need to make these soon and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee! You already have me in the autumn spirit! 🙂

  2. I’m drowning in apple butter made from home grown apples ( SCORE! ) and needed something tasty for breakfast. This recipe wins!
    P.S. We have matching dish towels! 🙂

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