The combination of apple, cinnamon and almond tastes delicious in apple pie but works equally well in this Apple Pie Healthy Pancakes breakfast recipe. Even without the sugar that apple pie would normally contain. These pancakes are fruity and sweet yet contain no added sugar, honey or any other sweetener. None whatsoever. I have used sweet, rather than sour tasting apples, which together with the cinnamon and almonds (both slightly sweet) make these pancakes sweet enough to enjoy even on their own. If, however, you can’t imagine breakfast pancakes without a drizzle of maple syrup that’s absolutely ok, too. You could also dust these pancakes with a little icing sugar if you like.
These pancakes not only make a delicious healthy breakfast, they can also be enjoyed as a snack (hot or cold), sure to satisfy mid-morning or afternoon sugar cravings. As the pancakes contain a large amount of fruit (there is more apple in this recipe than any other ingredient) they stay moist and fresh for hours, which also makes them a perfect healthy lunchbox idea. I think the addition of almond flakes works well with the soft fruit, adding pleasant subtle crunch to the texture (something my children really liked about these pancakes).
When it comes to frying the pancakes it is important to do so over a low heat to give them a chance to cook through before they brown on the outside and prevent them from burning.
Celebrate Pancake Day this year with these simple though not very ordinary Apple Pie Healthy Pancakes! After all Pancake Day is only once a year:)
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Yields 22-24 pancakes
8 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
23 minTotal Time
- 2 medium/large sweet apples
- 2/3 cup flour
- 2/3 cup Skyr (or Greek yogurt)
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup milk
- 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons flaked almonds
- Olive oil for frying (use 1 tablespoon per batch)
- Combine the flour and baking powder, stir and set aside.
- Whisk together the eggs and Skyr (or Greek yogurt) until the mixture is silky smooth. Add the milk and stir. Set aside.
- Peel and coarsely grate the apples (discarding the cores). Combine with the almond flakes and cinnamon and stir thoroughly. Tip into the egg mixture and stir well. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Heat up a little oil (about 1 tablespoon) in a pancake pan, spoon the batter onto the pan and fry the pancakes over a low heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are lightly browned. Fry the pancakes in batches, avoiding overcrowding the pan, using approximately 1 tablespoon of oil for each batch.
- Serve with maple syrup, a bit of icing sugar sprinkled on top or without any toppings.