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Blue Ribbon Maple-Apple Pancakes

Recipe by: Dietitians of Canada

Who loves pancakes? (Ok, everyone can put their hands down now). Whether you call them flapjacks, batter bombs or just plain old pancakes, they can be a delicious way to start your day. Top them with pears, berries, bananas, or your favourite fruit!



  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup, for serving


  • Large bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Nonstick skillet or griddle
  • Spatula


  1. Place a large non-stick skillet or griddle on the stove and turn the heat onto medium.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Make a hole in the center and add the yogurt, milk and eggs and whisk until blended.
  4. Add apples and blend well.
  5. Add butter to skillet. When melted, measure out 1/3 cup batter and pour it onto the hot pan, leaving an inch between pancakes.
  6. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Flip the pancake over and cook until springy to the touch and golden underneath.
  8. Transfer to plates and serve with maple syrup (optional).
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