Fried Apple Pancake Rings(Carla Hall)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe uses pancake batter to coat apple rings, then fried to perfection with an apple cider syrup! You can substitute whole wheat pancake batter or make your own. I have added my own recipe for apple cider syrup. The original called for reducing the cider by half and gave no amounts. This one is much quicker and yummy. I didn't have Bisquick, so made my own from a recipe on this site, substituting about 1/3 of the flour with whole wheat flour. From Carla Hall on the new ABC program, the Chew. Hootie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make hot apple cider syrup:.
  2. Bring juice and brown sugar to a boil, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon juice(if using), cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer about 5 minutes, till syrup consistency.
  4. Beat baking mix, egg and milk with whisk until smooth. Add pumpkin pie spice(or apple pie spice) and lemon zest to batter and mix until incorporated.
  5. Grease griddle.
  6. Core and cut apples crosswise in 1/8-inch slices.
  7. Using a toothpick dip slices into batter(I used my fingers, but you could also use a fork or spoon). Cook on medium hot griddle until golden brown, turning once(about 3-5 minutes each side). Serve hot with apple cider syrup.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This easy to make treat was delicious Sharon. The pancakes were nicely spiced, the apples tender and the cider syrup to die for. Thank you for sharing this recipe, that I will make again, it was well worth the extra effort.

Baby Kato November 29, 2011

Really enjoyed making these, & served them with the hot cider syrup as suggested! Absolutely delicious, & something different enough that I look forward to making these the next time we have company for breakfast! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in the current ADOPT A TAG event]

Sydney Mike January 15, 2012

Yummy alternative to our families banana pancakes. We pan fried apple slices for a few minutes prior to batter, as we like ours less firm. Also, heat syrup in saucepan to thicken. We tried to just heat quickly in microwave for thin more liquids syrup.

Desiree February 21, 2015