These light flavourful pancakes are loaded with sweet cinnamon apples and topped with coconut cream.
One of the best things about fall is that apples are in season! They are crisp, juicy, and affordable and nothing makes my family happier than having warm apple pie pancakes for breakfast. I have to admit that I’m not much of an apple pie baker. Well actually, I’ve never tried making apple pie. I leave that up to my son because he’s the baker and loves making time-consuming meals. That’s not for me! I’m all about how I can make something be healthy and taste good in a hurry.
And nothing sounds better than getting cozy with a warming spice and something to warm the belly!
What do you say?
All I know is that it went from hot to cold in a hurry. October’s weather has turned a bit chilly and I can feel my body telling me that it’s time to adjust my cooking and eating habits as the weather is changing. And cinnamon is the perfect spice for increasing your body temperature. So get ready to warm your body and have your house to smell like fall as you fill your home with the sweet aroma of apples and cinnamon. Now it’s starting to feel like the holidays. Enjoy!
Health warning! These apple pie pancakes may…
Increase body temperature (cinnamon)
Prevent gallstones (apples contain pectin fiber)
Reduce cholesterol (Pectin & antioxidants from apples)
What makes apples so great? Well first, I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. This is basically true because apples have so many great health benefits, but one benefit in particular is that apples are rich in pectin fiber and antioxidants that can assist in controlling cholesterol levels in the body. The fiber in the apple does this by reducing the absorption of LDL. And to get rid of existing gallstones, drinking apple juice or apple cider vinegar throughout the day will help soften and break those bad boys up!
Note: Remember to go organic and local as much as possible, for the freshest fruit without chemical contamination. Keep the skin on organic apples because peeling can remove more than half an apple’s fiber, vitamin C, and iron.
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds, ground
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or another milk)
- 1/4 cup apple sauce (or 1/2 mashed banana)
- 2 apples, chopped
- 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 can coconut milk (cream from top only)
- Sweetener to tase (stevia, honey)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Place oat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground flaxseeds, and coconut sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
Mix apple sauce (or mashed banana) and milk together in another bowl.
Pour wet ingredient with dry ingredients. Mix well.
Set the batter aside. Cut the apples into desirable chunks.
Place in a pot with coconut sugar, cinnamon and water.
Bring to a boil and place a lid on top and bring to a simmer.
Heat a cast iron pan on high heat. When hot enough turn down to medium heat and place about 2 tablespoons for each pancake on the pan. Smooth out into circles.
When the pancake turns brown around the edges flip over and cook the other for another minute.
For the coconut cream: Blend coconut cream, sweetener and vanilla with a spoon or place in a small blender.
Serving size: 1
Calories 268.7 / Fat 5.3g / Carbs 51g / Protein 7.2g / Fiber 8.4g / Sodium 463mg / Sugars 13g