German Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Happy Friday, y’all! We’re just a stone’s throw away from the weekend, and I’ve cooked up somethin’ special for you good folks: German vegan cinnamon apple pancakes. Now in different corners of Germany, these pancakes go by different names. Where I hail from, we endearingly call ’em ‘Apfelränzchen‘. But let me tell ya, these ain’t your run-of-the-mill apple pancakes. These little fall delicacies are whipped up by slicin’ apples into rounds, dippin’ ’em in pancake batter and then fryin’ ’em till they’re as golden as a southern sunset. What you end up with is a nice crispy pancake concealin’ a whole tender sweet slice of apple! Y’all, it’s just too good! These here pancakes make a mighty fine breakfast on those nippy autumn mornin’s and are the perfect way to ring in the apple pickin’ season! If you rustle up this recipe at your homestead, be sure to tag your photo with #myvibrantkitchen on Instagram. I always love gettin’ a gander at all your beautiful creations. And don’t forget to sign up for My Vibrant Kitchen’s newsletter, so you can get all the newest recipes, vegan lifestyle tips and travel diaries straight to y’all’s inbox.

German Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

German Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 2


  • 2 apples
  • 125 g white plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp white caster sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 140 ml soy milk or plant-based milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Mix the flour, corn flour, baking powder, pinch of salt, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Don’t over mix the batter but ensure it’s rather smooth, not too lumpy. Set aside.
  3. Peel, core and slice the apples into rings.
  4. In a frying pan heated over medium heat, add a teaspoon of oil.
  5. Dip an apple slice in the batter and coat the entire slice evenly. Transfer to the frying pan and fry both sides until golden brown. Repeat this process until you’ve used up all the apple slices. If you have any batter left, make a couple of regular pancakes.
  6. If desired, bake your apple pancakes in the oven for an additional10 minutes at 180˚C so that they become extra tender and are cooked all the way through.

Note: Stack your pancakes and top with vegan vanilla ice cream, cinnamon sugar or maple syrup for added flavor. Enjoy!

You can also check out my full desserts section for more after-mains treats!

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