Apple Spice Pancakes

We have a pancake breakfast at our house almost every Saturday morning. Matt absolutely loves pancakes, and this fall I’ve been getting creative with my ingredients using apple sauce,  pumpkin pie spice and more. Let me just say, my most recent experiment was definitely “husband approved,” and many of you asked for the recipe in response to my Instagram post.

So get ready for the easiest Apple Spice Pancake recipe ever…


1 ¾ cup Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Pancake mix

1 cup water

1 egg

½ cup applesauce

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

½ teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons pumpkin dip {recipe here}

Powdered sugar


Mix together pancake mix, water, egg, applesauce, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Cook pancakes on griddle. Stack and generously sprinkle powdered sugar on top of pancakes. Add a drop of pumpkin dip and serve with syrup.

Yields 11-12 small pancakes. 

Side note: If you regularly cook pancakes in your home, I highly recommend the Silver Dollar Pancake Pan from Crate & Barrel. It is one of our most favorite wedding gifts we received.

Told you it was super easy. You basically follow the box recipe and add some extra spice!



  1. Pamela
    November 29, 2012 / 3:51 pm

    oh my gosh, I HAVE to make these!

  2. Wine and Summer
    November 29, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Those look delicious!

  3. Rachel Silski
    November 29, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    You make the best stuff.I have to do these! I bet these make a hit on pinterest!

  4. Terra
    November 29, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    I love your taste in food!! I can't wait to try these, my family are all suckers for pancakes.I was wondering, how do you make the background of your picture all black? It makes for such a clean shot, I must learn!! : )

  5. Rachel
    November 29, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    These look SOOOO yummy!

  6. megan
    November 29, 2012 / 6:07 pm

    Yep, adding the recipe to my Pinterest board and adding the pancake pan to our registry! 🙂

  7. the girl in the red shoes
    November 29, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    OMG. I need these NOW! So yummy!

  8. Mel (Northern Lights)
    November 29, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    I'm coming over for breakfast tomorrow. kthanksbye. JK – i would die from all the apples, but this looks phenom!

  9. Kelly
    November 29, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    Those look delish and how lucky am I, I just picked up some pumpkin pie spice so I think I know what we're having for brunch this weekend!

  10. Anonymous
    November 29, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    In the introductory paragraph you said Apple Butter and then showed a photo of Apple Sauce and mentioned Apple Sauce in the recipe…..which is it? Apple Butter or Apple Sauce?

  11. Autumn
    November 30, 2012 / 2:12 am

    Oh YUM! I have a feeling in my house these will be "husband approved" as well!

  12. Megan@TwoDelighted
    November 30, 2012 / 4:19 am

    Looks DELICIOUS! I am definitely gonna try these puppies out soon. Your pumpkin dip looks so pretty on top too!

  13. Lauren {everyday ATLAS}
    November 30, 2012 / 4:38 pm

    How are these SO PLUMP!?! Don't be surprised if tomorrow there are like 10 of your blog readers waiting in your kitchen for pancakes when you wake up. That wouldn't be creepy or anything right?

  14. Jess
    November 30, 2012 / 8:59 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious. Yum, yum, yum!

  15. Leigh Powell Hines
    December 1, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Looks delish.

  16. Kate
    December 3, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    tried this yesterday….the bf loved it and he hates all things apple. Thanks!! 🙂

  17. Kristen479
    December 3, 2012 / 9:11 pm

    I made these and they were PHENOMENAL! Thanks for the recipe! I hope you post more ideas because pancakes are a huge hit in my house also!

  18. Colleen
    December 4, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    Shut up with how cute these are! Will be making them asap!

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