Peel and core all the apples and then dice them into small pieces.
Melt butter in a sauce pot over medium heat and add diced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and apple pie spice. Gently mix everything until apples are evenly coated and mixed.
Lower the heat to medium-low, cover the pot with a lid and let apple cook for about 15 minutes. Remember to stir once in a while. (NOTE: to get a lot of nice juices out of apples, make sure to cook them covered with a lid first.)
Take off the lid and cook for another 10-15 minutes until apples are soft and tender. Make sure to stir once in a while. Take the pot off the heat until ready to serve on pancakes.
Whisk together wet pancake ingredients first and then add your dry ingredients. Whisk just until batter is smooth.
Let the batter sit for about 10 minutes.
It’s important to preheat the pan or the griddle first, before cooking the pancakes. Preheat it over medium heat and then lower it a little bit before adding pancake batter.
Lightly grease cooking pan (or a griddle) with some oil.
Use a 1/4 cup scoop to get the same amount of batter for each pancake. Add the batter to the hot pan and let it cook without touching it.
Wait for the bubbles to appear all over the top, that is your indication that pancakes are ready to flip. Use a spatula to slide all the way under the pancake, lift it off, and use your wrist to quickly flip. (It will take 3-5 minutes for each pancake to cook.)
Divide pancakes among the plates and top them with warm apple pie topping.
Tips to remember:
Preheat the pan – I’m sure you already know but adding pancake batter to a not-so-hot pan will not give you good results. Make sure your pan is preheated and ready to go to get the best fluffy pancakes!
Grease the pan – It’s very important to grease your pan before adding the first pancake. However, if you notice that after a few flips that the grease is starting to wear off, don’t hesitate to add a little more.
Use a measuring cup – To ensure that every pancake is the same size, use a 1/4 – 1/3 measuring cup to pour the batter onto the skillet. Or, use an ice cream scoop.
Use a spatula to flip – If you’ve ever messed up a pancake flip, you know how frustrating it can be! With a little patience, you’ll master it in no time. Just make sure the spatula is fully under the pancake, then use your wrist to quickly flip it. If you mess up – that’s ok! Keep trying until you get it right.
Make sure the pancakes is ready to flip – another common mistake with making pancakes is flipping too soon. Make sure and wait until you see bubbles appear on the top, before flipping the pancake over.