Crab Apple Pancakes Recipe

Make any meal a special occasion with these fruity pancakes. Learn how crab apple can add delicious flavor to your cooking.

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Yields 8 pancakes.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, as desired for sweetness
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped or grated crab apples


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, and oil. Add to dry ingredients, and mix until just moistened. Gently stir in crab apples. 
  3. Pour 1/8 of the mixture on a hot griddle or in a preheated skillet, and cook until golden. Flip, and continue cooking until done. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve with butter and syrup.

Discover more information on crab apples, as well as more great recipes, in Cooking with Crab Apples.

Bruce and Elaine Ingram are the authors of Living the Locavore Lifestyle, about hunting, fishing, and gathering food (with recipes). Contact them at

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