Mini Maple Cinnamon Apple Pancake Dippers with Apple Cider Syrup

Mini Maple Cinnamon Apple Pancake Dippers with Apple Cider Syrup are a fun and healthy breakfast that your kids will love or make them for a brunch.

My child loved these! Healthy Apple Pancake Dippers low calorie, low fat, Healthy breakfast Recipe

Pancakes have become a staple in our house. On nights when my husband has a work dinner, my little one usually chooses pancakes for dinner. I’ve developed a recipe that is low fat, low calorie and healthy and is so versatile. We now make many different flavors. Apple Pancake Dippers came about when I saw these adorable little pancakes on Mother’s Niche .  I just adored that she used a madeleine pan.  I just happened to have the pan because I have been meaning to make the cookies.  Well, I used them for pancakes instead.  Don’t they look so cute in a shell shape?  Don’t worry if you don’t have this pan, you can use a mini muffin tin.  I used my own pancake recipe and streamlined the recipe to speed up the prep time.  These were a big hit.  They would be perfect on a brunch buffet.

My child loved these! Healthy Apple Pancake Dippers low calorie, low fat breakfast

I added some whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt. They are loaded with delicious and healthy apples. They are even perfect to pack for lunch. You can even make a big batch and freeze them. So there is no excuse for not eating breakfast before you head out the door. One of my daughter’s other favorite things about these pancakes, no forks needed. These are finger food. Go ahead and pick one up and dip into a little pure maple syrup. You will be coming back for more.

Add Healthy Apple Pancake Dippers to your breakfast or brunch menu or “brinner”. Breakfast for dinner is alway popular at our house. Be sure to come back Thursday for a some Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Bark. Oh yes, you know you want to.

My child loved these! Healthy Apple Pancake Dippers low calorie, low fat breakfast
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Yields 6 servings

Mini Maple Cinnamon Apple Pancake Dippers with Apple Cider Syrup

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 2 medium apples (I used what I had on hand, one Golden Delicious and one Gala)
  • ½ cup (60 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (60 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp. 2% fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup non-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp. real maple syrup
  • ¼ cup organic apple cider


  1. Preheat an oven to 400°.
  2. Spray a Madeline pan or mini muffin tin with baking spray.
  3. Grate apple on the large holed side of a box grater.
  4. Place grated apple in paper towels. Hold over a measuring cup and squeeze out the liquid catching it in measuring cup. Put apple aside.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together first 6 ingredients.
  6. Stir in the egg, yogurt and grated apples.
  7. Stir in ¼ cup of the apple juice and milk.
  8. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes.
  10. While pancakes are baking, add remaining apple juice and cider to a sauce pan.
  11. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  12. Simmer until liquid has reduced by half.
  13. Brush onto hot pancakes and serve.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. What cute little pancakes! Is pick pancakes for dinner too! Love the little Madeleine shapes for dipping! Thanks for sharing!
  2. THOSE LOOK WAYYYYY too good to be true! YUM! :)
  3. I love apple in everything and now I'm craving pancake dippers (even though I had never heard of them till a few seconds ago!). And what a fun new use for my madeleine pan :)
  4. How fun to serve pancakes in cute dipable shapes!!! Love it!
  5. These are perfect for a lazy, weekend breakfast! So many yummy flavors!
  6. What a fun idea! My nieces would love these!
  7. What a great idea Christie! Looks delicious!
  8. I love having breakfast for dinner. And such a great way of using seasonal apples! Yum!
  9. I don't see any apple cider in the recipe.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thank you. I mistakenly wrote juice instead of cider. Cider usually has no added sugar making it a better option.


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