Freezer-Friendly Cinnamon Apple Butter Pancakes

Ditch the same old plain pancakes and spice up your morning with these freezer friendly pancakes flavored with rich apple butter and ground cinnamon. This simple Apple Butter Pancakes is the perfect breakfast for a crisp Fall morning!

a stack of apple butter pancakes sitting on a white plate, topped with diced cinnamon fried apples.

Pancakes are a family favorite breakfast staple in many homes, and why not? Fluffy, warm, and delicious it’s comfort food right on your breakfast plate! Fall is just around the corner and that makes it the perfect time to take your pancakes to the next level with an apple butter pancake recipe.
You will love this simple, but delicious recipe that will be perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch at home. Just the smell of these pancakes is sure to evoke thoughts of cool crisp fall air and colorful leaves. Your mouth will be watering with anticipation before they ever hit your plate! 

a pancake being flipped with a wooden spoon


Chances are that you already have the basic ingredients for this cinnamon apple butter pancake recipe in your kitchen, so you can make them often. Don’t worry once you serve them up once, they will be requested again and again. They are so simple to make that you won’t even mind!

So, what do you need to make yummy apple cinnamon pancakes? Bisquick, cinnamon, eggs, vegetable oil, and milk are the basic ingredients that you will need to make your pancakes.

top view of pancakes topped with diced apples sitting on a white plate


The key ingredient for these mouthwatering cinnamon apple butter pancakes is the apple butter. Are you unfamiliar with apple butter? Apple butter is essentially a highly concentrated form of applesauce, and there is no butter in it at all. 

To make apple butter you cook down apples with spices or cider until all the sugars are caramelized and you are left with a rich brown highly concentrated apple flavor. You can make your own, or you can purchase from local farms (especially during the fall), or at the grocery store. I typically always have a store-bought jar in my fridge. Apple Butter is a family favorite for adding to biscuits.

stack of 5 pancakes on a white plate, no toppings


This recipe for apple butter pancakes only takes a few minutes to make, so you could even make them on a weekday if you wanted to. Simply combine your Bisquick, eggs, vegetable oil, and milk in a bowl. Now add your apple butter and cinnamon and stir. Be careful not to overmix your batter! 

Heat your skillet or griddle on the stove on medium-high heat. Once it is hot scoop your apple cinnamon pancake batter into the skillet ¼ cup at a time. Let each pancake cook until the edges are dry, and then flip them over to cook the other side. Spread the top of the pancakes with butter or margarine, or even more apple butter if you like, and serve while they are still hot. Take it up a notch further by topping it with Fried Apples.

top view of apple butter pancakes topped with diced red apples lightly fried in cinnamon sugar


These apple butter pancakes are going to become a staple family recipe, and you can even teach the kids how to help you make them. No time to make these pancakes during the busy work and school week, but really love them? No problem, because these pancakes are freezer friendly

Simply mix up an extra batch (or two) and cook as usual. Once they are cooked, cool them down completely. Once they have cooled, place them in a gallon-size Ziploc bag with a piece of parchment paper in between each pancake. This will prevent the pancakes from sticking together. When you are ready to eat the frozen pancakes simply pull them out and heat them in the toaster. You could also keep a batch in the refrigerator for three to four days in an airtight container. They probably won’t last that long though!

apple butter pancakes stacked on a white plate. Topped with diced cinnamon sugar apples.




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a stack of apple cinnamon pancakes sitting on a white plate with fried cinnamon apples sitting on top. Whole red apples in the background

Apple Butter Pancakes

Spice up your morning with these freezer friendly Cinnamon Apple Butter Pancakes, perfect for a cozy Fall breakfast!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18 pancakes


  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs


  • Heat your griddle or skillet over medium-high heat; grease with cooking spray. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)
    If you are using an electric griddle, heat to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, stir all of your ingredients together until well blended.
  • Spoon the pancake batter by about 1/4 cupfuls onto the hot griddle/skillet.
  • Cook until the edges are dry. Then flip, and cook until brown.


Serving: 1pancake
Keyword apple butter, easy recipes, freezer friendly, kid-friendly, pancakes, quick recipes
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Post originally published January 2012. Modified August 2022.

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