Sunday Brunch: Apple Pancakes

Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 11:05:30-05


  • 2 lg. eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ c. milk
  • ½ c. sparkling water (like San Pellegrino or other carbonated water)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lg. apple, thinly sliced (granny smiths work well)
  • Powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, flour, baking powder, milk, carbonated water and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites, using a hand-mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold the batter into the whipped egg whites.
  3. Heat the butter in a 10-inch cast iron or non-stick pan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted and bubbling, pour in the batter. As it cooks add the sliced apples overlapping in a circular shape. Make it look nice.
  4. Cook for a few minutes, running a spatula around the edges to lift and check for doneness. Once it is lightly browned, carefully flip the pancake, or place a large plate on top and flip the pancake out and slide it back into the pan to cook the other side.
  5. Cook a couple minutes more than turn out onto a serving dish, apple side up. Cut into wedges and top with powdered sugar and or syrup. Enjoy!