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Healthy Apple Pancakes (made right in the blender!)

Healthy apple pancakes made right in the blender! These fluffy gluten free apple pancakes are made with oats, applesauce, a touch of maple syrup and cinnamon for the most delicious healthy breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy apple pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 250 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if desired
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil, for cooking

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until completely smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Let the batter sit in your blender while you heat your pan up. If batter is WAY too thick, you may need to add a few extra tablespoons of milk to the blender.
  2. Lightly coat a griddle with coconut oil, vegan butter or olive oil and place over a medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add about 1/3 cup of the batter to the griddle for each pancake and cook for 2-4 minutes until pancakes slightly puff up and you see a few bubbles along the edges.
  3. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside. If you find that pancakes are browning too quickly, then you need to lower the heat. I normally start on medium heat, then reduce to medium low later so that my pancakes don't burn. If at any point your griddle starts smoking, it means your pan is too hot. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more oil and remaining batter. Makes 6 pancakes total. Serves 3, 2 pancakes each.

Recipe Notes

Optional for the topping: Add 3/4 cup diced apple + 1 tablespoon butter + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup + a sprinkle of cinnamon to a saucepan and saute over medium heat until apples begin to cook down a bit. Serve over pancakes if desired!

How to freeze pancakes:
If you want to make your pancakes ahead of time and serve them at a later date, you can place the pancakes on a baking sheet so they aren’t touching and place in the freezer for 30 minutes, then place them in freezer safe containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Once ready to reheat, simply add pancakes to a plate and microwave for 30-60 seconds or until warm. This is a great option for kids or if you want to have a make ahead breakfast on hand.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Apple Pancakes (made right in the blender!)
Amount Per Serving (2 pancakes)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.5g10%
Saturated Fat 1.6g10%
Carbohydrates 40.1g13%
Fiber 5.6g23%
Sugar 11.6g13%
Protein 9.4g19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.