Apple Dutch Pancake

Celebrate the Fall apple (or pear) harvest! Apples and pears grow on trees throughout our province, especially in the Okanagan. Although different varieties are harvested starting in late spring and early summer, most are harvested in the early fall. With all whole grains and only a bit of honey, this naturally sweet snack, dessert or breakfast is a healthy dose of energy and fibre. Top with a Berry Lemon Sauce, fresh fruit and/or plain yogurt if desired.

10 child-size portions
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
wheat/gluten, milk, egg
Equipment List
Cutting Board
Mixing Bowl and Spoon
2 Skillets (oven-safe) or a 9 x 13 baking dish
large apples, thinly sliced
1.5 cups (375 mL)
milk or fortified soy beverage
1.5 cups (375 mL)
whole grain flour
1 + 2 tsp (5 + 10 mL)
pinch of salt
6 Tbsp (90 mL)
6 Tbsp (90 mL)
olive oil
2 Tbsp (30 mL)
honey (swap for maple syrup if desired or if feeding children under 1 year old)

1. Heat oven to 400F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt until smooth.

3. Heat the skillets on the stove on medium heat then add half of the butter and oil to each pan. Add half of the sliced apples, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 Tbsp honey to each pan. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes until soft. Turn off heat and spread the apples in an even layer.

4. Pour half of the batter into each pan, swirling to make sure it is distributed evenly over the bottom. Bake for 20 minutes then reduce heat to 300F and bake an additional 10 minutes or until brown.

5. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing into 6 pieces per skillet and serving.

Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD

Note:  Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.

Apple Dutch Pancake