How to Make Caramel Apple Pancakes With the Kids

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When the grandkids stop by after a busy day of school, they are ravenous! They need something delicious to get them through an afternoon of homework and soccer practice. Plus, they need to relax and unwind. How do we relax? By whipping up a quick snack together. Making Caramel Apple Pancakes is a great way to spend some quality time together.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

I’m beyond thrilled that my grandkids love to cook! They have joined a long line of amazing cooks and early on, I made sure to introduce simple, fun foods for them to help prepare. Also, encouraging them to look through cookbooks, especially cookbooks for kids, inspires them even more.

When the grandkids were toddlers, I’d let them help measure ingredients for recipes. Now, the older kids enjoy operating small appliances and are working on their knife skills.

The recipe for Caramel Apple Pancakes is totally kid-friendly and perfect for fall. Plus, these pancakes are not just for breakfast. They are a great dessert or after-school snack for the grandkids when they come over to visit. I’ll let you in on a secret. We start with Kellogg’s® Eggo® Star Wars Galaxy Adventure Buttermilk Pancakes.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

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Caramel Apple Pancakes featuring Star Wars Pancakes

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Caramel Apple Pancakes

Let’s Make Caramel Apple Pancakes

Caramel Apple Pancakes With the Kids

Ingredients

  • Kellogg's® Eggo® Star Wars Galaxy Adventure Buttermilk Pancakes
  • 3 Honey Crisp OR Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add brown sugar and salt; stir for one minute.
  2. Add apples and sauté for 10 minutes or until apples are tender.
  3. Add half & half and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from stove and stir in vanilla and pinch of salt.
  5. Heat Eggo Star Wars Galaxy Adventure Buttermilk Pancakes according to package directions.
  6. To serve, place a pancake on a plate, top with a little of the caramel apple sauce, top with a pancake and more sauce.
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Peel, core and slice apples. We do it the easy way!

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Melt butter in a large skillet.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Add brown sugar and stir for a minute.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Add apples and sauté until the apples are tender (about 10 minutes).

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Stir in the half & half and keep stirring for about 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Heat the Eggo Star Wars Galaxy Adventure Buttermilk Pancakes according to package directions. We like to use the microwave directions because it’s fast and the smell of these caramel apples cooking are making us hungry!

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Stack pancakes and spoon on the caramel apple sauce.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

The grandkids love to help out in the kitchen, especially when it’s a fun, easy recipe! And the best part of all is when we all sit down together to eat our delicious creation and talk about our day.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

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Caramel Apple Pancakes

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Looking for an afternoon snack for the kids? The Caramel Apple topping for these pancakes is delicious and so easy to make. Grab the kids and make these together. This is a snack the entire family will love. Pancakes are not just for breakfast anymore!

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Comments

  1. Oh yum, what a great idea! We’ll have to try these out soon. I am so picking up those Star Wars waffles. So cool!
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  2. Oh man, those look delicious. I haven’t actually made pancakes in a while. Big fan of EGGO, too.
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  3. Oh my goodness, these have my mouth WATERING like crazy!!!! I bet the kids officially keep asking for them!
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  4. I love this idea! I love that I don’t have to make my pancakes before doing this. One less thing I have to make. These look delicious!
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  5. We love eating pancakes on the weekends, and this sounds like a great way to spruce them up, easily. My daughter would love to help out in the kitchen and do this.
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  6. Carmel apple cakes sounds pretty darn good. Will be adding these to the saturday morning routine.

  7. What a delicious idea for the fall my grandson would love this for dessert thanks for participating in this shop ~ client

  8. Oh my, yum. This looks like the perfect breakfast for those cool fall days.
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  9. My son eats these waffles every morning for breakfast – he has too – his bus leaves at 6AM ad this momma is not cooking anything at 5:30 am in the morning!

  10. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    These look delicious. My kids always loved having Eggo waffles for breakfast. Especially the cinnamon kind.

  11. Hands up I am not the best at cooking or baking but I am always up for trying something new and this sounds like it would be right up my street so it is definitely going on my to try list.
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  12. One of our absolute favorite breakfast spots has apple pancakes and we LOVE it. What we don’t love? The hour long line to enjoy them. Can’t wait to make your recipe at home!
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  13. Now these are tasty! I could actually go for a pancake dinner sometime soon. This is such a nice way to add some fall flavor.

  14. Carmel Apple Pancakes sound so yummy. I can literally taste them as I read your feature. I have to try making these with my six-year-old. He loves helping me make goodies.

  15. Getting the kids involved in cooking is great. I still remember helping out my grandma on some of the recipes. The recipes remain etched in my memory till today.

  16. I love bringing the kids into the kitchen with me to cook and prepare meals. This sounds like such a delicious recipe. I would love to try this with the kids over the weekend.
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  17. My grand kids love pancakes almost as much as they love chicken. My apples are almost ready to pick and I can’t wait to add this to my apple and pancake recipes.

  18. Dina Demarest says:

    This is a great idea for breakfasts! Perfect for non-school days!

  19. These caramel apple pancakes look amazing. I would set all of the alarm clocks in my house to get up early enough to make these. And that says a lot because I am not a morning person. I love that you made Star Wars pancakes.

  20. great idea! I am yet to try this! I’m not so big on pancakes but this recipe does seem yummy.

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