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Skillet apple and raisin pancake

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
10 min
35 min
Tart green apples and sweet raisins pair beautifully in this breakfast. Kids will love the sight of the puffy pancake, richly flavored with warm fruit flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Ideal for a special brunch or weekend breakfast, this dish is an easy blueprint for experimenting with different combinations of fruits, such as apples and pears or peaches and plums. The short 10 minutes of prep time mean the bulk of the cooking happens in the oven, leaving time for other things. This recipe is traditionally baked in a cast-iron skillet. If you don’t have one, make sure the handle of your skillet is ovenproof, or cover with heavy-duty foil before putting the pan in the oven.


Regular butter

1 Tbsp

Granny Smith apple

4 medium, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

Golden seedless raisins

¼ cup(s)

Apple juice

¼ cup(s)


2 Tbsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Low-fat milk

1 cup(s)


2 large

Egg white(s)

2 large

Table salt

¼ tsp

All-purpose flour

1 cup(s), confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples, raisins, apple juice, 1 tablespoon of the granulated sugar, and the cinnamon; cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are tender and the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Remove from the heat.
  3. Beat together the milk, eggs, egg whites, salt, and the remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the flour until blended and smooth. Pour the batter over the hot apple mixture. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F; bake until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.


For an easy way to core apples, cut the apple in half and use a melon baller to scoop out the core and pits.