peel and core apples. Shred apples in food processor. Save your scraps to compost or put out to feed the small critters that may be running around your yard.
Put pancake mix in large bowl. I use a commercial mix that I buy from Gordon Foods which is a restaurant supply store. Add water one cup at a time. Be sure to mix well between each cup because depending on your mix you may not need as much or you may need more.
stir in apples and cinnamon. Sometimes to give the apples a little more zing I pour some of the cinnamon over them while I'm mixing everything else together. Make sure you use a rubber spatula and mix everything up from the bottom of the bowl or you may get some pancakes with too much apple and some with just plain batter.
cook on prepared griddle to your liking. I measure out only 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. These pancakes are very hearty and much more batter than that makes it difficult to flip them. Typically it takes 1-2 minutes per side. Make sure you push down on the top before removing from pan to make sure you don't have any raw batter in the middle.
Enjoy these for breakfast or brunch today with either syrup or cream cheese, then freeze the left overs for later. To reheat, thaw pancakes in refrigerator; place on single layer in the oven at 425 for 8-12 minutes, or in toaster oven at 450 for 10 minutes or microwave 20-30 seconds.