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Apple pancakes with walnuts and fresh berries make the most delicious breakfast ever. These pancakes incorporate the flavours of carrot cake, taking less than 30 minutes to prepare. It’s also a perfect vegetarian breakfast… so what are you waiting for?

Are you a sweet or savoury breakfast person? Personally, I love variety. One day I’m craving the softest scrambled eggs with chorizo and the next day I need sweet and delicious pancakes in my life. This Sunday was one of those days when I just couldn’t resist these sweet little floury, fluffy clouds with a drizzle of honey. Heavenly.

I think I’ve told you this story already, but my dad is a pancake master. His pancakes are the most delicious in this world (and possibly other worlds, who’s to say!?). They are soft, fluffy and perfectly balanced. However, one thing he loved to do, was add strange ingredients. For example, he would add zucchinis, apples or carrots. I absolutely hated that! Pancakes are pancakes and you don’t need to make them overcomplicated or fancy.

However, 20 years later, I’m standing in my kitchen, grating apples and adding them into my pancake batter. At the same time, I’m thinking how clever I am because my Fussy Eater has no clue what I’m doing and what he’ll be eating. Basically, I’ve become my own childhood nightmare.

Apple pancakes with walnuts and fresh berries served on a plate

Recipe swaps for the apple pancakes

As always, you can make changes to this recipe and include any ingredients you have in your kitchen cupboards.

  • Self-raising flour – you can swap this for plain flour and add a half teaspoon of baking powder.
  • Apples – you can swap them for any fruits or vegetables with lower water content. For example, carrots, blueberries or pears would all work well.
  • Spices – I used cinnamon to give a carrot cake flavour, however, you can take spices out completely or use a mixture of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and surprise loved ones (or yourself!) with the most delicious Sunday morning breakfast. Go on, treat yourself.

Apple pancakes with walnuts and fresh berries served on a plate with some honey


3 apples
200g self-rising flour
20g caster sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 eggs
50ml milk
20g walnuts
Pinch of salt
A knob of butter

  1. Grate the apples (I grated them with the skin on, but you can peel them).
  2. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt).
  3. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Add the egg yolks into the flour mix. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. Pour in the milk, chopped walnuts and egg whites into the flour mix. Gently fold everything together.
  5. Preheat a pan. Add a knob of butter. Scoop the batter into the pan. Brown on both sides.
  6. Serve the pancakes with honey and fresh berries.