Crazy for Crust

Sep 02

Apple Pie Pancake Rolls

Happy Wednesday!! I’m here with a special recipe because, well, Wednesday night is breakfast for dinner night. That means you need Apple Pie Pancake Rolls for dinner TONIGHT!

Apple Pie Pancake Rolls are the perfect easy breakfast! A great fall recipe with apple in every bite!

Honestly, until I made these pancakes for Krusteaz, I had no idea that Wednesday was breakfast for dinner night. But now that I do know? It’s on. Brinner is my favorite meal; it’s like dessert for dinner!!

Jordan always gets so excited when I tell her we are having breakfast for dinner, because she thinks that means pancakes or waffles. Most of the time it means bacon and eggs, but I always make some sort of carb to make her happy. Pancakes, muffins, waffles – she’ll take whatever she can get! But pancakes are her favorite, especially pancake rolls.

Apple Pie Pancake Rolls are the perfect easy breakfast! A great fall recipe with apple in every bite!

Pancake rolls are like crepes, but they’re pancakes. My mom has been making these for me since I was a little girl, and now Jordan always looks forward to them when we visit. To make pancake rolls, you make pancakes like normal but you add extra liquid. The extra liquid makes the pancakes super thin once they’ve cooked so that you can roll them up. My mom always filled them with cinnamon sugar, but I’ve been known to throw some Nutella or peanut butter in there.

Now? NOW you can fill them with apple pie. They’re the perfect indulgent breakfast or dessert after brinner!

The pancakes are easy to make using the Krusteaz Light & Fluffy Buttermilk pancake mix. Normally you make those pancakes with water, but to amp up the apple pie flavor I added apple juice instead. You can also use cider, but I couldn’t find cider when I first made these.

It takes a little time to make and flip these pancakes, because they’re so thin. You can use a griddle but I like using a small 6″ frying pan. I add some thin batter to the pan and swirl it around. Cook it until the bottom is browned and then carefully flip it.  Once you get a stack of the apple flavored pancakes, you can eat them right away or freeze them. (We always have a stack of these in our freezer!)

Simply fill the apple pie pancake rolls with apple pie filling, roll, dust with powdered sugar, and eat! You don’t even need syrup with these but I bet ice cream would be fantastic. :)

Apple Pie Pancake Rolls (6 of 7)

What do you eat on breakfast for dinner night??

Click here for the recipe for the Apple Pie Pancake Rolls!

Apple Pie Pancake Rolls

Yield: 10 pancakes

Total Time: 30 minutes

These Apple Pie Pancake Rolls are SO easy and fast for breakfast! Make a batch on the weekend and freeze the leftovers for a fast morning breakfast that tastes like apple pie!


  • 1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can (approx. 21 ounces) apple pie filling


Other Krusteaz recipes you might like:

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Gooey Bars

white chocolate snickerdoodles (4 of 7)w

White Chocolate Raspberry Lemon Bars

White Chocolate Rasberry Lemon Bars (2 of 8)w

Again, Click here for the recipe for the Apple Pie Pancake Rolls!

I am sharing this recipe as part of my ongoing ambassadorship with Krusteaz. All opinions are 100% my own.

26 Responses to “Apple Pie Pancake Rolls”

  1. Mir posted on September 2, 2015 at 3:33 am (#)

    Brinner is definitely the best. We’re doing that tonight, too! But I must be Mean Mommy, because I’m not making the pancakes tonight. You can bet that next week’s brinner will include pancake rolls, though! These look so dang awesome.


  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice posted on September 2, 2015 at 3:36 am (#)

    Brinner is my favorite! I think I could eat breakfast for dinner almost every day, it’s just so good. These pancakes sound delicious, Dorothy! Love how easy these are to whip up!


  3. Medha @ Whisk & Shout posted on September 2, 2015 at 4:57 am (#)

    What a cute idea! Breakfast for dinner sounds like the perfect way to beat a mid-week slump :)


  4. Eva @ Eva Bakes posted on September 2, 2015 at 5:27 am (#)

    Brinner is my go-to meal when I have no idea what else to cook. These apple pie rolls look phenomenal!


  5. Carolyn posted on September 2, 2015 at 6:38 am (#)

    Um, whoa. My kids would be in heaven if I made them this for breakfast. You win best mom, Dorothy!!!


  6. Amy @Very Culinary posted on September 2, 2015 at 9:02 am (#)

    Brinner is I’ve made all your pancake rolls…and these will be no exception! 


  7. Meagan @ The F&B Department posted on September 2, 2015 at 9:14 am (#)

    Yes!  Dessert after brinner?!  I love the way you think, Dorothy!


  8. Jennie @onesweetmess posted on September 2, 2015 at 9:46 am (#)

    I love breakfast for dinner. These rolls sound amazing. Pass the plate! 


  9. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on September 2, 2015 at 11:31 am (#)

    Brinner is the best, I agree!! And I love how easy these are and they almost look like crepes, which I love!


  10. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on September 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm (#)

    I’m totally down for breakfast for dinner tonight! These pancake rolls will be perfect! 


  11. Jen | Baked by an Introvert posted on September 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm (#)

    You really know how to transform Krusteaz mixes into something even more delicious! I’m in such a fall mood and could totally go for these apple pie pancake rolls.


  12. Mom posted on September 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm (#)

    Great way to mix up the roll-ups. Love the extra flavor from apple juice instead of water. Yum!


  13. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons posted on September 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm (#)

    Love these easy crepe-like pancakes. I randomly have a jar of cherry pie filling in my cupboard that I need to use up, so I might be doing a cherry version of these for breakfast for dinner next week :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 2nd, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Cherry pie filling would be great!! Any kind works. Or any filling, really!


  14. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel posted on September 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm (#)

    What?! Brinner is my favorite meal! Definitely making it a new Wednesday tradition! These would definitely be a hit here :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 2nd, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Totally a new tradition, and a good one at that!


  15. Liz posted on September 2, 2015 at 6:48 pm (#)

    Where have pancake rolls been all my life??? Love these apple filled gems!!


  16. Medeja posted on September 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm (#)

    Double winner! I love both pancakes and apples! :)


  17. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on September 3, 2015 at 4:42 am (#)

    These are so fun…I mean pie for breakfast or dinner?!?!?!  I love it!!!  I have a feeling my girl would love these fun rolls too!!!


  18. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious posted on September 3, 2015 at 6:11 am (#)

    Heck yes! I love how easy these are :)


  19. Mariette posted on September 3, 2015 at 8:07 am (#)

    Oooo yummmm! It really is amazing to see how the different traditions from different coutries are shared. Here in South Africa we call crepes pancakes (or “pannekoek” in Afrikaans) and your kind of pancakes we call flap jacks or crumpets. Pancakes here is traditionally served as a desert with cinnamon sugar and a little lemon juice. You should try fresh banana slices and caramel or Nutella! Devine!!! Strawberries and Nutella and a little whipped cream is another favourite of mine. We also do savoury pancakes for dinner. You can fill them with almost anything! A lovely savoury mince filling and then you top is with a little cheese sauce, or any creamy type of filling goes good with pancakes. And if you have left over pancakes, they make good lunch box treats for the kids too! A little ham and grated cheese with a little mayo makes for big smiles on my boy’s faces when they have these! We also have regular “brinner” nights! New word for us, my kids will think it’s very cool!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      I don’t even know why they’re breakfast food – they’re totally a dessert! And with Nutella, yes. THE BEST!! Thanks for reading!


  20. TidyMom posted on September 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm (#)

    I LOVE breakfast for dinner!! probably because breakfast is my favorite meal 😉  We have a box of Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix and pie filling in the pantry – I think I’ll make these this weekend when Allison is home from school


    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Enjoy! I bet she’ll love coming home to that!


  21. Naomi @Carrot Cake Kitchen posted on September 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm (#)

    Love this! I like making crepes, but I think I’m going to like these even better! I can definitely get behind apple pie for breakfast!


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