1Heat 10- to 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Grease if necessary. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine Pancake ingredients, and stir well until most of the lumps are gone.
2Drop pancake batter onto skillet in 1/4-cup blobs, leaving space for spreading between each. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side, turning once, until lightly browned. Repeat to use up batter.
3Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine apples and sugar, stirring until well combined. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter; add apple mixture. Stir gently to coat apples with butter. Cover skillet; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once or twice, until apples are softened.
4To serve, arrange pancakes on plates, and top with apples. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.