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Dec 10

Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping

Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping from above

If you love sweet, decadent breakfasts and apple pie, then you are going to positively swoon over this Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping. I’m obsessed! The whole thing comes together easily with minimal effort and the results are phenomenal. The oven-baked pancake couldn’t be simpler and it forms a perfect, slightly crispy base for the gooey, sweet, apple pie-style topping. I would proudly serve this Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping to guests or extended family at a holiday breakfast or brunch, but it’s also a fun treat to make for yourself or your family for any old day. I can’t get over how indulgent this tastes, but a serving is only 160 calories or just 4 WW Points per serving (or 5 WW Points if following the diabetic Weight Watchers plan)! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping slice

Looking for more tasty, lightened up breakfast recipes? Check out my Ultimate Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, Banana Blueberry Muffins, Turkey Sausage Mini Frittatas, Crepes with Yogurt and Berries, Sausage and Pepper Egg Bake, Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Quiche, Berry French Toast Muffins, Sausage Apple Cheddar Frittata, Ham and Cheese Egg Cups, Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal, Pear Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Singles, Cheesy Cinnamon Baked Pears, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Singles, and many more in the Breakfast category of my recipe index!

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Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping

This Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping is like eating apple pie for breakfast!


  • 4 tablespoons light butter, divided (I use Land O’Lakes light butter)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon powdered sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Slice two tablespoons of the butter and lay them in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. When the oven comes to temperature, place in the oven for 3-5 minutes until the butter is melted*. Move the dish around a bit so that the melted butter coats the bottom.
  • *While the butter is melting, whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl until lightly beaten, Add the flour, milk and salt and whisk until smooth. When the buttered dish comes out of the oven and is coated, pour the batter into the hot dish and place it back into the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes until the pancake is puffed and golden.
  • When there’s about 10-15 minutes left on the pancake, melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the sliced apples and stir to coat with the butter. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes to soften the apples. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and water until combined. Add this mixture to the apples along with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until well combined. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until the apples are tender and the sauce is thickened.
  • When the pancake is finished baking, remove it from the oven and spoon the apples evenly over the top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice into 8 pieces and serve.


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per serving: 4* (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
*5 Points if following the diabetic WW plan
Nutrition Information per serving:
160 calories, 23 g carbs, 12 g sugars, 6 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 5 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 4 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
4 per serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Inspired by Better Homes and Gardens

31 comments on “Puff Pancake Bake with Warm Apple Topping”

  1. Can you use GF flour in this recipe? I have not tried subbing it in any recipes yet…I am not celiac, but have learned that gluten really fans the flames of my arthritis, so I am avoiding it as much as I can.

    • My mom makes a version of this pancake with GF flour and it comes out well. Not as light and fluffy as with AP flour, but still delicious!

  2. I just want to thank you for all your delicious WW friendly recipes. You are my “go to” when I want a delicious meal within my point range. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. Just made this and it is so yummy!

  4. Hi thanks for a great recipe any experience using the Truvia brown sugar vs standard any suggestions?

  5. Easy to make and delicious!  A great comfort food!!

  6. What can I use if I don’t have cornstarch? Excited to make this tonight!

    • Honestly, I’d stop and grab some if you’re able! It makes for a gooey apple topping. I can’t think of a good substitute that would do the same.

      If you can’t get it, I suppose you could leave out the cornstarch slurry and just top it with the cooked apples.

  7. what do you think this would be like if it was made in advance ? thanks

  8. Awesome recipe! I make this dish every Saturday for my children because they like it very much.

  9. My picky 8 year old, who declared he doesn’t like apple sauce, cinnamon apples, apple pie or pancakes, went back for seconds and exclaimed it is the best apple thing he’s ever eaten! Score! ❤️

  10. Can you freeze this? 

  11. Just wondering what type of apples you would recommend for this?

  12. Can i portion this and freeze it?

  13. I calculated it and it’s coming up to 7 green weight watchers points so I’m curious where you got 4 from? 

    • Did you use the WW recipe builder? You can’t use the nutrition info to calculate recipes, it won’t account for zero point foods.

  14. I make this recipe every weekend for breakfast, and tonight I went rogue and used the pancake portion for dinner. I made moo shu chicken, which classically goes on Mandarin pancakes, but we don’t have much access to those where I live (and I was worried how many points I’d have to waste on them). So I decided to try it on the puff pancake since it’s not sweet by itself. It was perfect! Feel free to take the idea because I’m sure any recipe you come up with will be way better than what I used. My husband and I just love your website, and you have so many good recipes that we cook almost exclusively from your recipes. Thank you so so much for doing what you do!

  15. Am I reading this right, no leavening agents? Thanks. 

  16. Thank you so much for still including the PP values! In the PP calculations does it count the apples as points in this recipe?

  17. I tried it and my husband nearly ate it all. Great recipe

  18. It’s a great recipe, my teens love puff pancakes, but for some reason, I have trouble with them sticking to the bottom of the pan, despite the butter. Thoughts?5 stars

  19. “Light” butter? Never seen it.

  20. I made a similar pancake bake with Kodiak mix and actually incorporated the gooey apples with the batter.  It turned out amazingly. I did not use butter in the recipe. I also microwaved the sliced apples along with cornstarch and cinnamon till gooey.  

    • I was wondering about whether Kodiak mix would work with this. Did you bake it for the same amount of time suggested in this recipe? 5 stars

  21. Wonder how this would be with peaches

  22. I am more amazed with how mine looks…I probably did something wrong because I altered the recipe for serving size and what ingredients I have…and it came out all puffy and fancy looking…this is 5 star brunch!5 stars

  23. Just finished making/eating this pancake and it was delish! I thought the sweetness was just enough…I didn’t make any changes to the recipe and it will be made many times more in my kitchen!  Thanks for the recipe!

  24. This was amazing! Delicious right out of the oven, but also great for meal prep. Prepped at the beginning of the week and popped in the microwave for 39 seconds every day. I paired it with a protein shake to increase protein intake. AMAZING! Highly recommend. I can tell you I lost 50 pounds using Emily’s recipes! She’s the best.

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