The other day, when I was cooking ‘Ukrainian Inspired Cabbage Pancakes’ again, as I am loving them, I thought I could make sweet pancakes in the same way using Apple, then I tried. I used Granny Smith Apple. A lot of juice came out from it and made the batter very runny. I didn’t squeeze the grated Apple because I wanted to keep all the juice. I needed to add extra Flour to make the batter right texture. Now I can share the recipe with you. I added only 2 tablespoons Sugar, but the pancakes turned brown quite quickly. So, you need to cook them over low heat.


2 Servings


1 Granny Smith Apple *OR Apple of your choice
2 tablespoons Sultanas OR Raisins
Oil for cooking
Icing Sugar for dusting
Sour Cream to serve

1 Egg
2 tablespoons Caster Sugar
1 pinch Salt
2 tablespoons Sour Cream
Ground Cinnamon as required
Zest of 1/2 Lemon *finely grated
6 tablespoons Self-Raising Flour *plus extra 1-2 tablespoons might be necessary

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the Batter ingredients.
  2. Peel Apple, coarsely grate it, add to the batter, and mix well. You might need to add extra 1-2 tablespoons Self-Raising Flour depending on the moisture of the Apple you use. (Today I added 8 tablespoons in total.) Add Sultanas (OR Raisins) and mix to combine.
  3. Heat a small amount of Oil in a frying pan, non-stick preferred, over LOW heat, form pancakes and cook for 3 minutes OR until nicely browned, then flip over and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Dust with Icing Sugar and enjoy with Sour Cream.