Cast Iron Apple Pie Pancakes

With a taste of apple pie in each bite, these soft and fluffy baked pancakes are like eating dessert. Perfect for Sunday breakfast with the family!

Set the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk to combine (until no dry flour is showing). Do not over mix or stir the batter until smooth - a few lumps are ok.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter and add to the batter. Chop apples into small bite size pieces and set aside. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.

Let the pancake cook on the stovetop for a minute, then transfer skillet to the preheated 350 degree oven. 

Bake until the pancake is set in the middle and the edges are starting to brown; about 12-15 minutes. Remove skillet from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Slice and serve with fresh fruit, powdered sugar or maple syrup.