Baked Brie Pancakes With Apple & Walnuts

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Thinking about something both sweet and savory for breakfast? Say no more! It’s time for breakfast with brie: fluffy American pancakes with a cheesy baked brie twist. So easy to make and quick to prepare, but still fancy with baked apples and walnuts. Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

I love pancakes because they really only require three main ingredients: eggs, milk, and self-raising flour. I can always find these in my cupboard, and then I just have to raid the fridge to see what I can spice them up with.

In this case, I bought tons of brie for our previous recipe for air fryer baked brie. So to prevent all that cheese from expiring, I turned it into a quick but pretty breakfast! I combined this soft and creamy cheese with apple, walnuts, cinnamon, and honey. Serve with an XL cup of your favorite coffee and enjoy.

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Brie breakfast pancakes

What is brie?

The star of this pancake breakfast is brie, a white and soft cheese that originates from the region of Brie, located in France. It’s made of cow’s milk dusted with a bit of fancy mold and left to mature for a few weeks.

If you’d like to know more about how brie is made, have a look at our full brie profile. For now, just know that due to its mild taste, this cheese can be used in all sorts of ways: as part of a cheese platter, baked, or… with your morning pancakes!

Baked brie pancakes ingredients & substitutions

As mentioned, this easy recipe only contains a couple of ingredients: self-raising flour, eggs, milk… and brie! Besides these essential ingredients, you can freestyle with whatever you have in your fridge, or you can follow my lead by using apple, cinnamon and honey.

Here’s what you’ll need:


You can use any type of brie you want, no need to buy a fancy one! Alternatively, the closely related camembert will also work well. Just make sure to go for a cheese that melts quickly in your oven or air fryer.

Self-raising flour

I like using self-raising flour to get my pancakes nice and fluffy while keeping effort to a minimum. You can also use all-purpose flour: just sure you add two teaspoons of baking powder and a pinch of salt if you choose to go this route


Eggs are a key ingredient in your pancake batter. If you wanted to know why, it’s mainly because they’re responsible for bonding the ingredients and keeping the batter moist. Eggs also contribute to the overall fluffy texture and structure of the pancakes.


You can use any type of milk. Whole gives a richer flavor, but since we’re using copious amounts of melted cheese for this recipe, there’s really no lack of richness here!


As mentioned earlier, you can go any way you like with the toppings, although I recommend going for cinnamon-glazed baked apples as we did in this recipe. They’re a breeze to prepare and the perfect sweet accompaniment to brie!

Vegan? No worries!

If you rather prefer your pancakes (mostly) vegan, you can use the following substitutes:

  • Vegan brie exists! Give it a try if you want a plant-based alternative.
  • 1 tablespoon of chia or flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water (left to soak for 5-10 minutes) for each egg.
  • 1/4 cup of applesauce for each egg. Remember that the sugar content in applesauce will make the pancakes brown faster.
  • 1/4 cup of vegan yogurt for each egg.
  • The same amount of your favorite plant-based milk instead of cow’s milk.

Baked brie pancake presentation

This recipe makes you approximately 10 small pancakes. You can serve them any way you like, although I like to make a nice classic stack on a pretty plate.

Of course, don’t forget to stuff the layers with our baked brie, walnuts, and cinnamon-glazed apple topping! Add a little more on top and voilà, a decadent breakfast if there ever was one. Or dinner. Who said you can’t have pancakes for dinner?

Baked brie with apple walnuts and honey pancakes

Baked Brie Pancakes With Apple and Walnuts

Take that stack of Sunday morning pancakes to the next level with decadent baked brie, topped with glazed cinnamon apple and walnuts.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 small pancakes


  • Air fryer or use your oven
  • skillet or griddle
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 oven-safe bowl, ramekin or baking dish


For the pancakes

  • 1.5 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp pancake syrup or white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the toppings

  • 1 wheel brie
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Crack the two eggs in the large mixing bowl and whisk for approx. 1-2 minutes until the mixture is light and frothy. Mix in the syrup and milk.
  • Mix the self raising flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add these dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients while whisking, continuing until the batter has a smooth consistency.
  • Place the skillet or griddle over medium heat, optionally adding some butter to prevent sticking.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add 2 tablespoons of batter to make a pancake. When bubbles start to appear (after approx. 2-3 minutes), you can flip it.
  • Let the pancake cook for another 2 minutes or until browned. Repeat until you run out of batter. Pancakes done!

Air fryer baked brie topping

  • Cut the apple into thin slices. Mix the honey and cinnamon together in the oven-safe bowl.
  • Add the apple to the bowl, making sure all slices are covered by the honey-cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake in your air fryer or oven for 10 minutes at 350 °F/180 °C. In the meantime, cut the brie into thin slices.
  • Once done, remove the apple from the bowl and set aside. Place the brie in the same bowl (so it can soak up the remaining honey-cinnamon mixture) and bake it in the air fryer or oven for 5 minutes.
  • Assemble your brie pancake masterpiece!


  1. Please refer to the main post for vegan substitutes.
Keyword Airfryer baked brie, Cheese, Pancakes


Originally an engineer and medical imaging professional, Esther now spends her days trying cheeses and writing cheesy recipes. Her free time is spent traveling, enjoying the occasional cheeky cocktail and hanging out at home with her two pet rabbits.

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