Apple Buttermilk Pancakes

Apple Buttermilk Pancakes are a traditional, fluffy buttermilk pancake recipe with the addition of fresh apples, applesauce and cinnamon for a delicious breakfast. Thank you to the FoodSaver® Brand for sponsoring this post.

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One of the best things about fall, besides pumpkin everything of course,…is apple season!  We visited the local pumpkin patch over the weekend and were greeted by huge bags of apples. The kids get excited for apples to go with their lunches, and I get excited for apple recipes.

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These Apple Buttermilk Pancakes have been a favorite for years. I have made several attempts to post the recipe over the years, but every time the pancakes disappeared before I could get photos. This time I made a triple batch, some for now, with enough for photos, and plenty for the freezer!

The easy recipe is a simple whole wheat buttermilk pancake recipe mixed with fresh apples, applesauce and cinnamon. Topped with powdered sugar, apple butter or maple syrup, Apple Buttermilk Pancakes are such a tasty way to enjoy apples of the season.

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Not only am I excited to finally share this Apple Buttermilk Pancake recipe with you, but I am also excited to tell you about a new (to me) food storage method. It is what I used to store the extra pancakes…and so much more. Recently I was sent a FoodSaver® V4865 2-In-1 Vacuum Sealing System.  Prior to this, I had heard of the FoodSaver® System but, as a creature of habit, did not fully understand how I would use it in my own kitchen.

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After spending many hours learning the system and its many functions, I am hooked! I was pleasantly surprised to learn how easy the FoodSaver® System is to use and its versatility. From preparing and portioning family packs of chicken breasts to storing cookies and muffins to extending the storage life of these Apple Buttermilk Pancakes, I found many practical applications for the FoodSaver® System to help keep food fresher longer.

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For example, the storage life in the freezer is 2 to 3 year for poultry using the FoodSaver® System versus 6 months using normal storage methods.  That difference is huge!

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As I continued to use the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing system, ideas for other uses just snowballed – pantry items, such as flour, sugar, coffee, hard cheeses, like Parmesan or cheddar, and even baked goods!  Inevitably when I make muffins, we end up with at least one that gets tossed because it sits out too long. Why not pop the muffins in a canister and use the FoodSaver® System to help prolong the shelf life so we can enjoy each one! Or, as I did with these Apple Buttermilk Pancakes, make double/triple batches of recipes for the freezer using in season fruits or vegetables.

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We are planning many more trips to the pumpkin patch this fall and will pick up several more bags of apples. I will continue to makes batches of these Apple Buttermilk Pancakes to stock the freezer, using the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing system, and enjoy the delicious fall flavors throughout the year!

Apple Buttermilk Pancakes
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose)
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 apple, grated
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl (or liquid measuring cup) whisk buttermilk, applesauce, egg, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and gently stir to combine. Fold in apple. Let batter sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat nonstick skillet to medium heat [I heat my electric skillet to 325F degrees). Spray with cooking spray or rub with oil, if needed.
  5. Spoon batter onto skillet by the ¼ cupful (adjust to desired size) Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until bubbles form and the edges look set. Flip pancakes and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until set.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the FoodSaver® Brand through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer System, all opinions are my own.


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  1. Love this recipe!!! Buttermilk pancakes are the best…and apple is so perfect this time of year. I’ll have to look into getting one of these foodsavers!!

  2. Love the idea of sealing those pancakes away for another day. That way, they don’t get freezer burnt!

  3. Do you know how many pancakes I’ve thrown away over the years?? I really need to get a foodsaver!

  4. Great pancakes! We love our Food Saver! We would be lost without ours.