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Apple Pie Pancakes… à la mode.

Apple Pancakes

Yes, that’s right: à la mode.

At least once in your life, try topping these pancakes with my favorite Healthy Ice Cream Recipe.

apple pie pancakes

Everything is better à la mode.

No exceptions.

Apple Pie Pancakes

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  • 1/3 cup ww pastry, white, spelt, or arrowhead mills’ gf flour
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sugar or pinch uncut stevia
  • 1/3 cup  milk of choice, or more for  thinner pancakes
  • Unless you like the taste of fat-free pancakes, add 1 tbsp oil (coconut oil is delicious here!) or buttery spread, and reduce milk by 1 tbsp


Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add wet. Mix, but don’t overmix. Cook on an oiled (or sprayed) pan, on low-medium, flipping each pancake once. Top with syrup or ice cream of choice (my absolute favorite ice cream recipe is linked under the second photo in this post). Or cut up more apple, sprinkle with cinnamon (and perhaps some sweetener), and boil to make an apple compote.

*Nutrition facts will be almost identical to those of my Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes*

healthy pancakes

Do you ever eat breakfast foods for dessert?

Pancakes, oats, or even the popular Breakfast Pizza?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I love breakfast for dinner! Actually, my mom used to let us have the sugary cereals ONLY as a dessert. Froot Loops was a favorite…ugh…this looks much tastier.

  2. Gen says:

    Yum! Dessert for breakfast is always a good thing!

  3. Beautiful – I haven’t had breakfast for dessert before, but now it looks like I’ll have to try that!

  4. I don’t usually eat breakfast for dessert but I have been adding some of my favorite chocolate peanut butter to my bowl of steel cut oats in the morning. Somehow chocolate at breakfast seems wrong… but it tastes so right!

  5. that looks delicious! I’ll have to give it a try. I’m up for just about anything for breakfast, sweet or savory!

  6. YUM I am so so so so SO having this on Pancake Sunday!! Excited already!! 😀

    Haha I have dessert for breakfast AND breakfast for dessert! A pizzert is the best dessert in the WORLD :)

  7. UM ALWAYS!! i HATEe savory breakfasts! itsnever rare when my breakki is sweet!

  8. I like scones with breakfast – those are the perfect dessert/breakfast hybrid!

  9. I wish I didn’t already eat breakfast, otherwise I would have definitely made these!

  10. Ahhhh these will be perfect for my boys this morning =)
    Can I send them to your house for breakfast ha!!

  11. *Swooon* I think you just made my morning 😀

  12. Lauriene says:

    Ahh! Katie, I posted before on your Blueberry Pancakes–again, I’m not really a pancake person, but I randomly got a craving and those hit the spot. I’m headed home from college for the weekend so I’ll finally have access to a stove and (free!) ingredients again; guess what my dinner is going to be? 😉 Love your recipes so much, keep it up!!!

    1. Aww that makes me SO happy!!

  13. Wow, Katie– You did it again!!! This is amazing stuff! And yes– I’m going to have it for dessert!! 😀 😀

  14. Sarahishealthy says:

    Girl, with that first photo, alone, it’s no wonder you’re up for best foodbuzz blog!

  15. ellen says:

    mmmm! i’m going apple picking tomorrow, so i think these will be my breakfast on sunday!

  16. Lisa C says:

    Ok, breakfast Sunday is planned.

    Thanks! 😉

  17. Oh, yum! Pancakes could totally pass as dessert for me (favourite food ever!), as well as fruit+quark/cream for example. I’ve also eaten dessert for breakfast a few times. 😉

  18. Michaela says:

    that´s a perfect weekend breakfast :) I will make it with apples freshly picked from our apple tree!

    I like pancakes for desserts, too. Don´t know whether or not you know “Kaiserschmarrn”? So popular in Germany/Austria. It´s a big fluffy pancake, ripped into pieces while still in the pan, served with raisins and slithered almonds. The vegan version is really good, too :)

  19. I think every meal should taste like dessert! :)

  20. Michaela says:

    I will make this for the perfect saturday breakfast tomorrow using apples from our garden :)

    Why have I never thought of pizzert for dessert????????? MUST make that!

  21. Christelle says:

    These look amazing Katie! Need to pick up some apples for this weekend to try these and my favorite…your apple cinnamon boatmeal :)

  22. Hmm do you mean dessert for breakfast or breakfast for dessert lol. Well, I’ve done both I’m pretty sure! I have chocolate with breakfast quite a bit.

  23. Vanessa says:

    Damn girl! You’ve outdone yourself. These look amazing!! Must try em.

  24. Everything is better a la mode! :) I have had my fair share of pancakers for dessert nothin’ like the ole chocolate chipper :)

  25. Ally says:

    You’ve done it again! I can’t wait for Sunday morning to get here so that I can make them (Sunday’s are my set-aside pancake day). And since apples are in season, they are super cheap and I have a ton in my fruit basket! I just can’t seem to get enough of your recipes :)

  26. yummy! those look so good. and i always eat breakfast foods for dinner haha. i would gladly eat breakfast all day, everyday :)

  27. Growing up, I was a really picky eater and used to say that I only liked breakfast foods. I could eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner (such a carb overload! Thank God I had my childhood metabolism!). Since my tastes have WAY broadened I am not so big on eating breakfast foods at other times of the day but I have to say that I could for sure be tempted by these pancakes!

    1. LOL I have a neighbor who is on the White Food Only diet… seriously, she eats: white bread pb sandwiches (no jelly), white pizza (no sauce), alfredo, rice, sausage, and she loves cheesecake. And yet somehow she is always healthy! It really proves that not every diet works for everyone (either that or she’ll feel the effects when she gets older :(.)

  28. Megan says:

    What a perfect fall breakfast! They look so fluffy and plump…an excellent characteristic to have in a pancake. I don’t normally eat breakfast foods for dessert, but there is a first time for everything! I used to eat dessert for breakfast as a kid. Nothing like pie for a nutritious start to the day! 😉

  29. Wow, that picture is beautiful! At first I thought that those were cookies covered in ice cream but I’m happy to find out they are really breakfast food!! I’ve actually always wanted to make your breakfast pizza so maybe I’ll make it for dessert this weekend!

  30. lindsay says:

    you know I will be saving this for a gluten free pancake sunday! thanks Katie.

  31. Amber K says:

    I have totally done dessert for breakfast, but never breakfast for dessert 😉

  32. LizAshlee says:

    All the’s practically my specialty I felt! :) Happy Friday!!!

  33. I agree, everything is better a la mode. This look fantastic! :)

  34. AMAZING. And I actually have all the ingredients!
    I don’t have the right pan though…

  35. Cathy D. says:

    I was literally in the kitchen making these not even five minutes after I got your email subscription this morning featuring these! They were sooooo good with warm cinnamon syrup drizzled… okay, drenching, them! I even posted it on my own lil blog with a link back to you! Thank you! :)

    1. I tried to leave a comment on your post… I think your spam filter was hungry lol. Here was my comment:

      Oh wow, I am so impressed you not only made the pancakes but also already blogged about them! You are a blogging superstar! Also, I love your syrup idea. It sounds delicious! :)

  36. Kate says:

    This is off-topic, but what is the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Can I use them interchangeably?

      1. Thanks Jessy! They’re definitely not interchangeable.

  37. Mary says:

    Oh my yum!

  38. Darn Katie! Why must you make such delicious looking foods? You’re making me drool all over my computer!

  39. Namaste Gurl says:

    Mmmmm, perfect for the apple season that started! I’ve got a ton of apples, so can’t wait to try these out :) Not sure if I could handle ice cream in the morning atop, but who knows!

  40. Jenna says:

    Oh these look and sound so good!! I’m pretty sure I MUST make them this weekend!!
    Breakfast foods are wonderful for dessert! Even smoothies sometimes! …Or muffins! :) My husband loves to eat waffles & pancakes for dessert too :). But what I like most is having dessert instead of a meal and calling it breakfast! :) :)

  41. Kalie says:

    Yummy! I have to make these!

  42. Kathy says:

    Hey Katie. Tried to click on the Vanilla ice milk link and it wouldn’t show it. Can you send me the link and i’ll try to type it in. Sometimes that works. Thanks. The pancakes look yummy and with the ice milk, even yummier!

    1. Ugh, really? It works fine for me… I don’t know what could be wrong. Do you get an error message? Or a blank screen? Or it just never loads??

      In any case, I hope this link works:

  43. Omg these look absolutely amazing! I could def eat these for dessert!

  44. Do you ever eat breakfast foods for dessert? = yes but nothing as pretty as what you made :)

    More like a handful of cereal but when I was growing up with used to have breakfast for dinner all the time. Pancakes, waffles, eggs were also dinnertime recipes.

    The pics are fabulous. Melting things, i.e. the ice cream = hard to photography b/c you have to be FAST. Great job!

  45. These look awesome! I’m definitely trying these out this weekend — I have so many apples from picking them!
    I’m going to make an apple compote to top them with for an extra apple-y flavour 😀

  46. Why hello Saturday morning breakfast!!

  47. Sadie says:

    I don’t eat breakfast for dessert I eat it as my main course! I could eat breakfast foods all day long!

  48. WOW. These look super tasty. I love the combination of apples and cinnamon.

    And of course I eat breakfast for dessert! My favorite is belgian waffles with icecream on top! Or a yogurt parfait with granola, or better yet, one of your milkshakes!

  49. Um, I eat breakfast foods for DINNER :)
    No shame

  50. Ragnhild says:

    Congratulations on getting nominated Katie!!! That is so cool, and so well-desereved!

    These looks fantastic!! I love warm apple things, and these sounds like they will taste like apple pie! MMMMM

  51. Oh my goodness – these pancakes are calling my name! The way the syrup and ice cream are dripping down the side of the pancake stack looks so yummy! :-)

  52. Yum!! I have a fall pancakes recipe for tomorrow :)

  53. Amy says:

    Did this recipe seriously happen?

    I cannot wait to try this recipe!!

  54. Aja says:

    Oats in pancakes never work for me for some reason. They stick and don’t flip and fall apart when I try. Otherwise I would be all over these.

  55. Belinda Cimo says:

    I have the awful habit of always needed something sweet after a savory meal. So, yes, I do sometimes eat breakfast foods for dessert, and have been known to nosh on a bowl of cereal right after dinner. But my favorite discovery is dessert for breakfast by frying up a sliced banana or two in one teaspoon or two of olive oil (with a 1/2 TBS of brown sugar, optional) and then adding THAT to my oatmeal! Extremely amazing how the caramelized banana tastes with oatmeal … and sometimes I’ll add in some golden raisins too :) … but then I start thinking about adding RUM to my oatmeal, and that’s a door that should just remain closed … unless I’m on a cruise maybe 😉

  56. This looks like a perfect recipe to help use up th 20 lbs of apples I picked…apple pancakes for a month:)

  57. River says:

    Yum, these sound really good. Definitely going to try them in the next week!

  58. Ok, these are seriously the best pancakes ever! I made them and I love how thick they come out and even without sugar they were sweet. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!!!!!

  59. BroccoliHut says:

    Love how hearty these pancakes look! No whimpy breakfast here.
    I’ve been known to have cocoa-laced oats for dessert. Oh, and my evening smoothies definitely fall into the breakfast-for-dessert category.

  60. That does look like dessert! I sometimes eat hot oatmeal for dinner with a piece of whole wheat toast and sometimes I have it for a snack. I love oatmeal!

  61. Kathy says:

    Usually, I’m not a fan of apples in my food if it’s cooked (aka: baked oatmeal, cakes, etc.) except for oatmeal but that stack of pancakes makes me drool!!

  62. Anna says:

    I picked apples last weekend and I think this sounds like a great breakfast this weekend :)

  63. Kplan says:

    Hey, Katie! I just tried these. I like the taste, but they were a little mush in the middle — I even cooked two of them until they were dark brown (crispy) on the outside, but the inside was still mushy.

    I like thick pancakes — and the flavor of these was JUST right (I did 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon btw — I love me some cinnamon) any advice?

    1. Hmmm… I didn’t have that problem, so maybe it has to do with a specific flour or a particular ingredient, or maybe even stove temperatures. But you might try using a little bit more liquid so that they’re less thick (and thus they will not rise as much, so more of the batter will touch the hot stove). If you do try this, I’d love to know if it works better!

  64. I’m going to have to make these SOOOON!! I just picked a whole bunch of apples from our orchard, and this is the perfect way to use them! :)
    Breakfast foods for dessert, dessert foods for breakfast… breakfast and dessert are the same words in my book 😉
    <3 <3

  65. Aubrey says:

    I just made these for Saturday breakfast and they were a huge hit! I love apple pie and this is the perfect way to ‘indulge’ early in the day! I may try freezing them to have during the week.

    1. I am so excited you already tried the recipe! :) :)

  66. Is there any chance you have this (or any) recipes for more than just 1…like say a family of 5? It’s too early for me to do math! (lol) Looks fabulous. Maybe I’ll try someday when it’s just me.

    1. Wow, I just looked at it and you’re right… all of my pancake recipes are single-serving! You can easily make them multiple-serving by quadrupling (or more) all the ingredients… but yeah lol, that means math. Ugh math ;).

      I’ll try to remember to post a non-single-serving pancake recipe in the future!

      1. Cathy D says:

        I wanted to make more at one time too and found this awesome website… just plug in the original ingredients & amounts and tell it by how much you want to multiply… tada! It does all the work for you! Here is the apple pancake recipe I tripled (if I can link it directly to the one I entered:

        Recipe Adjustment Factor is 3 Times Original Amounts (Original Amounts in parentheses.)

        apple pancakes

        1 cup flour
        1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons rolled oats
        1 1/2 cups finely chopped apple
        1 tablespoon cinnamon
        2 teaspoons baking powder
        1/2 teaspoon salt
        1 tablespoon vanilla
        3 tablespoons sugar
        1 cup milk
        3 tablespoons butter

        Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add wet. Mix, but don’t overmix. Cook on an oiled (or sprayed) pan, on low-medium, flipping each pancake once.

        1. Cathy D says:

          The direct link didn’t work.. here’s the blank worksheet on the site:

  67. Ashley says:

    Yes!!! I love to take thick oatmeal (usually flavoured with cinnamon and stevia) and put soy ice cream on top. It sounds weird, but is actually very tasty!

  68. Moni'sMeals says:

    nice katie! so creative. :)

  69. Jenna says:

    I’m eating these right now for my Sunday morning breakfast sans the ice cream! YUMMY!! These are so Fall-licious!! :) I added some chopped pecans to mine…Mmmmm! :).
    Thank you again for such wonderful and healthy recipes!

    1. I love your idea to add pecans! It sounds like Fall on a plate lol :).

  70. Michelle says:

    These are perfect for the season! I had some today, and you have outdone yourself this time! Pure perfection. :)

    1. Aww so excited you made them, Michelle!

  71. I’ve been known to put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on french toast… Vanilla coconut ice cream is the best. BUT- I just looked at your recipe for vanilla ice milk and HELLO!! I am making that!!

  72. Jessica says:

    Holy crap! You are trying to kill me! I need these in my life, like now!

  73. Karen says:

    I made these yesterday for my son for breakfast. HE LOVED THEM!!!!!!! They were awesome!!!! Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes.

    1. Aww thank YOU for trying them!! :)

  74. I first thought that these were cookies! Mmm either way, they look delicious. We have “dessert” for breakfast all the time. You’re not alone on that at all :)

  75. Emilie says:

    Hey! Tried these not too long ago and they were delicious! I blogged about it here:

    I love your blog, thank you so much for sharing all your great recipes. I’m not a vegan, but I enjoy everything you post! Keep up the good work!

  76. Maddy says:

    I just made these and ate them with a couple of over-medium eggs. AMAZING. LIKE. VERY THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE. thank you. I’m going to try the blueberry ones next, I think =)

  77. Just made these. Holy. Moly. Epic! I’ll be blogging about it soon and will be sure to give you a shoutout! :)

  78. Marissa says:

    These are sooooo good!!! You have the best pancake recipes ever!! Love them and love you! I love having breakfast for dinner!!!

  79. Mieko says:

    In Japan (where I grew up) we eat pancakes, waffles, and other sweet baked goodies, which are commonly eaten for breakfast in the US, for desserts in the mid afternoon (not after dinner). I was shocked when I saw pancakes served for breakfast for the first time right after I moved to the US. I now eat pancakes for breakfast occasionally, but I still eat mostly Japanese breakfast foods for breakfast and keep so called American breakfast foods for afternoon snacks.

    PS: Just in case you are wondering what Japense eat as after-dinner desserts, we eat fresh fruits.

  80. Hi Katie!
    I just tried these pancakes out, and They. Were. Phenomenal! Thank you so much for the brilliant post! I am not a vegan, rather, I more or less try to watch my calorie intake. That said, I added about a tablespoon of light whipped butter and an egg white, and used almond breeze vanilla as my milk. I also used splenda for my sweetener. I know many follow a vegan diet on this site, or do not like to use artificial ingredients, but for those who do, they work superb! Keep them coming Katie, I look forward to reading your e-mails every day :-)

    1. Aww I’m so happy you liked them! :)

  81. Kathy says:

    I made these yesterday w/ a braeburn apple and a squirt of honey.
    Let me just say, it wasn’t good.
    It was spectacular! The apples got caramelized when they were cooking and resulted in a delicious, sweet pancake! Normally, I hate adding apples to any of my foods that are going to be cooked or baked (had a sour experience once, literally), but I’ve only come across 2 recipes (one of them is this recipe) that I absolutely love with apples :]

  82. Joanna says:

    OMG. So cinnamony and delicious!
    The recipe made about five small pancakes though, which was great as a morning snack, so I’ll double the recipe for breakfast one day. 😀
    Thanks for sharing!

  83. Curly J says:

    Is there something I could substitute the oats with? I’m on a strict elimination diet and I’m not allowed oats yet :( but I really want to try these!!

    1. Sorry, I really don’t know.

  84. Jade C says:

    I just made these!! Only, instead of using chopped-up apples, I made a big pan of apple compote ((apples stewed with cinnamon and agave)) first, put half to the side to let it cool, and used this instead of the apples and sweetener. The cinnamon really comes through well this way!!
    Then use the rest of the compote as a topping – lovely!!

    Thanks Katie, and keep up the great work!!

    Jade C

  85. Ju says:

    Delicioso! I added a couple teaspoons of oil to the batter. Yummy!

  86. Olivia says:

    Just tried these…oh my goodness.
    Best breakfast I have had in a LONG time!!
    I’d eat them again tomorrow but I am trying all of your recipes.

  87. Nicole says:

    Hi! Can you sub quick oats (on hand for your cookie pie!) instead of the rolled oats? I’m not really an oatmeal person, so I don’t know anything about oats!

    1. I’ve only tried it with regular, so I can’t say for sure.

  88. On another post I saw that you can freeze these and thaw them. How is it best to freeze them and for how long? What about thawing? These look like a great dessert for work to heat up in the microwave! 😀

    1. You can freeze for up to a couple months! And then either thaw overnight in the fridge or for a few minutes in the microwave… or use the oven :).

  89. MrsOgg says:

    Ok, now I’m starting to feel like your blog stalker. I swear I’ve been on here at least 5 times in the last 24 hours! :-) And of course I’ve been telling all my health conscious family and friends about you. Just made these for lunch with some homemade turkey sausage patties and I’m thinking nothing could have been better. I honestly didn’t think they could live up to your description but, would be good just the same (and healthy too!) So, I think they really do taste like eating a warm pie….will definitely be making these again! And I LOVE the simplicity of your recipes. If feel like after making them just a few times I will have them memorized. Makes my life as a mom just that much easier. Thanks!

  90. Kristen says:

    Katie – I JUST made these for the first time this morning for breakfast. Mine didn’t turn out half as pretty as your photos show yours, but that didn’t affect the taste at all! YUM! I spread some almond butter on top of mine and it was just heavenly! Thanks for the fun ideas!

  91. Lena says:

    Katie, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that even when one begins making this recipe (for the hundredth time), and then realizes that one has no apples whatsoever in their house (for the first time ever), and thus ends up making hot apple pie pancakes sans apples, these still turn out glorious. 😉

  92. I made these for breakfast today and they were absolutely delicious! Topped with some cooked apples and banana, as well as some sunflower seed butter, plus a dash of cinnamon, this was the perfect way to start my day and so satisfying! Thanks for such a great recipe :)

  93. Hannah says:

    Delicious. Absolutely wonderful, and so easy to make.

  94. Trish says:

    Just made these….yumm-o! I actually cooked my apples first for about 7 minutes over med-low heat to soften them up…threw in a tad bit of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and cinnamon, and a tsp. of xylitol. Then once they cooled down a bit I threw folded them in with the rest of the ingredients. I used a gluten free mix that I make here at home (finely ground brown rice flour, a little sorghum flour, a pinch of xanthan gum, potato starch, and arrowroot starch…or tapioca could be used for those who can tolerate it), which already had a little bit of xanthan gum, so they held together perfectly. The texture was identical to that of a wheat pancake, only heartier and more filling because of the oats. I topped mine with some whipped cream made from the coconut fat in the canned milk, and then I sprinkled on a few walnuts and drizzled just a tiny bit of maple-flavored agave. So not entire healthy, but still WAAAAY better than IHOP! I’m going to see if I can actually bake these into little mini fluted tube cakes and blog about them on my bundt cake blog! You’ll see a link-back if I accomplish this fete. :-)

  95. sarah says:

    I think i might have done somthing wrong… I followed the recipe but mine were raw inside. I cooked them low-medium heat and only flipped them once but only the outside cooked not in inside. What did I do wrong?

    1. It’s impossible for me to know, since I wasn’t there :(
      Maybe making them too big? Or using a different flour? Or accidentally too much liquid?

      1. sarah says:

        Okay, I’ll try it again this weekend and let ya know how it goes:P I really want them, they look soo good 😉

        Thanks for replying:)

        1. sarah says:

          I finally tried them out this week and…. they were sooo delicious!! They didnt cook last time because I added too much milk:P Im soo glad I decided to try them again! So yummy, even my sister couldnt stop trying to eat them off my plate haha 😉

  96. Joy says:

    omg i made these these morning and i have only one word for them……DELICIOUS!!!! you should know that i make your pancakes every morning and im so excited to wake up just because im excited to make them!…i think i should eat them for lunch also….ahahaha

  97. Katalicst7 says:

    Katie, me and my son have both been recently diagnosed with egg, sugar and wheat allergies. Being known for my baking, this was devastating for me! I’ve been crying my way through breakfasts, trying to make things (especially pancakes) that everyone can eat, only to have disaster after disaster being thrown away in the garbage. These pancakes put such a huge smile on everyone’s face – and I’m so excited to try some of the others. We’re considering going vegan because it seems to supplement this diet so well, and after watching forks over knives last night, I think it sealed the deal. I’m nervous to try it, especially for my little 3 year old, because I hear so many claims on both sides, some pointing out dangerous risks coming from the vegan diet (mostly deficiencies). I’m worried about getting enough calcium in our diets, especially if we don’t eat soy. Any recommendations for good blogs/books to help us get started? Especially sites that are sensitive to people with wheat/soy /sugar allergies. Thanks so much for what you’re doing!!!

    1. Aw, so glad my pancakes were a hit!

      I really like The Vegetarian Way, by Virginia Messina, because it has chapters on all the nutrients. But a quick google search also led me to this:
      Maybe it’ll be somewhat helpful for you! Good luck!

  98. Keri says:

    Hi Katie,
    I, too, am reaching stalker-status here. Found you last night via Pinterest and now I’ve read many of your posts and I’ve already made these pancakes! I doubled the recipe and it was just right for me and my 2 little boys. I made them with no changes except I served them plain and they just dipped them in applesauce. I didn’t know a 1-yr old could eat that much of anything!
    I’m a vegetarian and looking forward to surprising my non-veg family with more of your delicious HEALTHY treats! Thanks!

    1. You are so welcome! Thank YOU for trying the recipes… and for such a kind comment :).

  99. Liz dR says:

    OH GOD I JUST FOUND THESE ONES!!! I will be making these tomorrow instead. Or maybe in addition. And adding bananas anyway. HOW are you such a pancake goddess?! 😀

  100. Danielle says:

    I can’t wait to try these!

  101. Juliette says:

    I have tried several recipes on your site (especially in the oatmeal section- you have made oatmeal my favorite meal!) but I have to say this is the absolute best thing I have tried!!!! I feel like I’m eating a delicious dessert for breakfast. I made this the morning of my college graduation because I wanted a special breakfast and it started my day off perfectly :)

  102. Cosette says:

    Thanks to you Katie, my dad had a wonderful fathers day full of your amazing recipes! Starting with these delicious apple pie pancakes :)

  103. rachael says:

    Do u think it would work to use pear instead of apple?

  104. Katie Rose says:

    You have the best pancake recipes! I’ve made this one twice now, and it’s my favorite yet!

  105. Nora says:

    Just made a batch of these and topped them with a little maple syrup and some chopped apple. It was so delicious!

  106. Hey! I just made these with a couple changes and they are SO good. I absolutely adore your blog and think it’s so inspiring to see another young blogger. And the fact that you’re coming out with a cookbook is AHmazing. Can’t wait for it! Thanks so much for this and all of your wonderful recipes.

    1. Aw thanks, Kaylie. Thanks for trying them!

  107. Tara says:

    ok, seriously I am up for trying ANYTHING new—not to mention being able to modify recipes if need be. (in this case modification happened) These ‘pancakes’ did not come out as a pancake, nor an edible, presentable source. I looked forward to them all week aqsa they seemed a “no brainer”, followed the recipe TO A T….. and I got inedible non-pancake-like pancakes that weren’t even flippable after cooking through on the one side for 5 minutes!!! Not to mention the “vegan cool whip” with agar-agar was NOTHING like the picture—which is fine—but in my world, that’s also called false advertising…Sorry but it just wasn’t worth the work—AT ALL.

    1. It sounds like you might’ve accidentally done something wrong, like maybe mis-measuring or forgetting an ingredient? I stand by my recipes 100% and know there couldn’t be a typo in this one, as many other commenters have made these pancakes with success. :(

      1. Tara says:

        I looked over the recipe several times and I didn’t miss anything! I’m wondering what the binder would be? Usually and egg is, and there is no egg…milk wouldn’t hold it all together which is why I’m thinking it didn’t work? Also I did use part coconut flour which may have been the culprit, but again, I’ve used that flour in other recipes with no problems. Too bad:-(

        1. Unfortunately, coconut flour is VERY different from other flours and can’t be subbed equally. So subbing it would not be following the recipe to a T. I can only vouch for the results of my recipes if you use the flours I’ve listed in the ingredients, and it’s very unfair to blame the recipe if you make changes :(.

  108. Tara says:

    ok well since you stated you could sub any flour in your recipe I guess I misunderstood.

    1. I can definitely see how that can be confusing! Edited my post. But please know for the future (if you try to sub it equally in other recipes) that coconut flour isn’t like other flours… it absorbs liquid like a sponge!

  109. Tara says:

    ok—thank you! I will continue to try your recipes…they do look yummy 😉

    1. Thanks, Tara. And sorry for the confusion in the post!

  110. Andrea says:

    Doubled this recipe this morning for breakfast for me and my husband. WOW. I expected them to be good, but OMGosh, Katie! This is quite possibly the best breakfast I’ve ever had! I can’t even tell you how good they were! We topped them with some vanilla frozen yogurt. :)

  111. Sarah says:

    Does almond milk work? or skim milk?

  112. Souz says:

    Hi Katie, could you state how long approx you cook each pancake per side? I’m mid-process making these, but as they don’t react like regular pancakes (with eggs, and bubbles-for-flipping-cue), I’m not really sure what I’m looking for. Smells good, though!

    1. Souz says:

      I made them– and I really was very careful to follow the recipe, flour and all– and while the flavour is nice, they are a bit gummy, not a pancake texture that I would expect. I am not a vegan, however, and perhaps I am just unused to the texture of vegan baking?

      1. They should definitely not be gummy. What flour did you use? Also, try making them smaller… and be sure to use the oil! :)

        1. Carmen says:

          I followed the recipe carefully (including the coconut oil) and mine came out very heavy and gummy in the middle too. The flavour was fine, but they are not fluffy.

  113. Jasmine says:

    I tried this recipe but with a few changes:
    Instead of apple I used baked butternut squash and I used 1/2 tsp almond extract + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract! SO YUMMY!!

  114. Laura says:

    This was so good! The perfect fall breakfast. I used spelt flour and coconut oil, both of which I had never tried before and I think it makes a big difference.

  115. Julia Smith says:

    Hiii Katie! I calculated this recipie with 275 calories and 2.5 grams of fat using Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, no oil, and the sugar! Hope I helped! :)

  116. Elizabeth says:

    Aw I LOVED these! I topped them with syrup!
    Also, if you want to add coconut oil, but not a whole tablespoon, it works to add a teaspoon of coconut oil and just take a teaspoon of milk out.
    They were wonderful! I’ll be making these for my room mate for her birthday breakfast next week!

  117. Elyse says:

    These are so delicious! I’ve been wanting to make them for a while, and they were worth the wait. They really do taste like apple pie, especially with ice cream on top. I cooked mine in butter and added a little brown sugar to the mix 😉

  118. Matt says:

    Oh my god. They look so good.

  119. Clare says:

    Just made these and were delicious! Topped with some of your hot chocolate butter. Perfect Sunday morning munch :)

  120. Sara says:

    I made these yesterday morning, and I spent the rest of the day telling people about the awesome pancakes I had for breakfast. This morning I was about to make the exact same thing since I have an abundance of apples, but then I noticed an open can of pumpkin puree in the fridge. I used 1/4 cup pumpkin instead of the 1/2 cup apple and left everything else exactly the same. They are a little gooey in the middle but still GOOD! Do you have any suggestions for making a better PUMPKIN pancake?

  121. renata says:

    I subbed oats for 2 tbsp chia seeds (I’m intolerant to oats), 1 tsp of splenda for the sugar (still on the hunt for a good stevia, will try nunaturals!), 1/2 cup grated apple (squeezed out the juice before). they turned out SO fluffy and moist, I was surprised because I added no oil. Maybe it was because there was some extra moisture from the grated apples.

    UHHHMAZING recipe. I love this. and your blog. and your wonderful creative mind.
    I’m in university in toronto and LITERALLY every day during this exam period I’ve been trying 1-2 recipes of yours. I’ve been vegan for a while now and I love that vegan baking can surprise even my boyfriend (who loves his “2 bite brownies” from costco) <3

  122. Katie, I love your blog but I live in a family of 4 other kids and when I make your recipes, it only makes enough for one kid! :)
    Maybe you can make “family size” recipes fit for a family of 7 total people. I bet lots others would appreciate it as well. I’m sure you’re like a challenge!
    -Maddie :)

  123. Linnea says:

    Hi Katie! I tried making these, I followed the recipe exactly except i used vanilla powder and added both milk and oil without cutting back on the milk. I only got pancakes about the size of big oranges (not in height) And they got very thin. I cooked them for so long but they were still liquidy in the middle. They were still delicious though. But what could I have being doing wrong? :)

    Like your recipes! :) Have a nice day!

    1. Chocolate Covered Katie says:

      Are you making them too big? Try making smaller pancakes so the outsides don’t cook before the insides get a chance to finish.

  124. Holly says:

    I made these this morning. I used ww pastry flour… and 1 tablespoon xylitol plus about 10-15 drops stevita for the sugar. I also added 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar per batch (I doubled the recipe) because I find vinegar usually makes for a less dense pancake. I pulsed peeled and roughly chopped Granny Smith apples into a fine chop in the food processor. I also used flax seed oil for the fat portion. I used my leftover chopped up apple in the syrup, which I added a bit of cinnamon and earth balance to and cooked on the stove while the pancakes were going. I served with vanilla ice cream and the cooked syrup. I thought they were delicious. My family said they prefer my plain or blueberry pancakes. My two year old refused to eat these…lol. I guess they are pancake purists. But, again, I tried them and I thought they were very good.

  125. T'Nisha :) says:

    hey! can anyone give me a good apple compote recipe???

  126. Lynsey says:

    I used Better Oats 100 cal/sugar free Maple Brown Sugar oats and didn’t need to add any sugar, absolutely delicious! Thanks, Katie!!

  127. BlindGrrL says:

    I had some leftover apples from making a pie, so I used one for this recipe- yum! I’ve only tried to make pancakes a couple times before with no success (too undercooked inside as I never know when they’re ready) but after burning the first one of this batch, I turned the heat down, kept a close eye on the edges of the next one and for bubbles forming in the middle, and the rest came out great. I’m honing my pancake-making skills, and this recipe was definitely a great one to cut my teeth on (and in general)! In fact, I’m making these again tomorrow… only to make sure I really know how to make pancakes now, of course 😉

  128. Amy says:

    I made a batch of these substituting carrot for apple….yum! Added some raisins, too!

  129. Priscilla says:

    omg, I tried this recipe just now. OMG IT WAS PERF>

    I made a few adjustements, like, 3//4tbsp of coconut oil, 2tsp of sugar, I also made my own topping. I used the other half of the apple and stuck it in a blender, then added a bit of water and cinnamon. I drizzled it on the pancakes and it was perfect guys. let me tell you. you need to try it. ok!

  130. Barbara says:

    Could you please tell me how many pancakes this recipe makes? My husband loves breakfast for dinner and apple pie…so this will make the perfect birthday dinner for him this week!

  131. Barbara says:

    Can I ask how many pancakes this recipe makes? Apple pie and breakfast for dinner are two of my husband’s favorites so this will be a perfect birthday dinner tomorrow!

    1. It is a single-serving recipe, so the amount in the photos is all it makes ;).

  132. Jessii says:

    These look amazing! Can you tell me how many servings this recipe makes though? Trying to figure out if I’ll need to double it or anything for my family.

  133. Hayden says:

    Mmmm this is my new go to pancake recipe

  134. Adele says:

    Made this for breakfast this morning! Absolutely delicious! I had mine with maple syrup.

    I don’t usually have breakfast foods for dessert, I usually have healthy breakfasts and splurge at dessert, but if I keep using your recipes, I might be having breakfasts for dessert! I’m going to try banana bread in a bowl tomorrow!

  135. These are OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to make them again! I think I want them again right now – that might be excessive though. Nah.

  136. Quinn Alexandra says:

    I sometimes have oats for dessert, I love oatmeal with such a passion.

  137. Hi there! I wanted to let you know I featured you on Sugar Blossoms today. Stop by and check it out!

  138. Sophia says:

    These pancakes were amazing!!!!! I didn’t add sugar to them and added homemade apple sauce instead or oil and they were delicious!! Finally i found an amazing pancake recipe that Is also healthy 😀

  139. Vanessa says:

    Hi Katie! These look delicious. I was wondering if I can substitute whole wheat flour for the pastry flour? I don’t have whole wheat pastry flour at home :(

    1. I don’t like to bake with ww flour because I think it makes things dense. But you can always try if you don’t mind a dense texture.

  140. Lillian says:

    These look perfect for Fall! I’ll definitely be trying them with the apple compote on top!

  141. Dana says:

    I got bad news today and comforted myself with apple pie pancakes for dinner. Topped with the a little cheddar cheese. Oh thank you for making my day okay.

  142. Anne-Marie van Benthum says:

    In my country we’re used to eat pancakes as main course or as a dessert, not for breakfast. So, yes, I have eaten ‘your’ breakfast food for dessert :-) . Thanks for the receipe Katie!

  143. samantha says:

    Don’t know why, but this did not work out for me. Mine was thick (the way I like it), but texture was dense and not fluffy at all. I left it on the skillet until both sides were pretty brown, but the middle ended up still pretty soggy. So, I popped it in the oven and texture turned out a tiny bit better (middle was more cooked and both sides were crispy). Plus, I tasted a bit of bitterness in some bites (after removing from the skillet, not oven). I did not include any type of sugar in the batter and actually had to add 1 tbsp of milk (2% organic). Also, I used ww pastry flour. I was surprised that the apples did hold up well because I initially thought the whole thing would fall apart. Not sure what went wrong, but I would try again with blueberries next time.

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You might want to check out the troubleshoot section in Katie’s blog. You can find it in the FAQ link at the top of her blog. Scroll down to the Recipe section, then find the troubleshoot segment. Here’s the link:

  144. These pancakes look just like cookies in the picture and they definitely look good with ice cream on top. I was already interested in them before I even saw the yummy (and healthy) ingredient list. Can’t wait to try them out on my family and see what they think.

  145. kasia says:

    I just tried this .. it was very very good. My mom and sister loved it too. I only used 1 tsp of coconut oil and i added a bit more almond milk because the batter was a bit thick. It made 4 pancakes.

  146. dpbbm says:

    yummmmmmyyyyy..I think you just made tomorrow..must 😀

  147. Joy says:

    Do you have to add the oats?

    1. Sorry I’ve never tried it any other way.

  148. Georgia says:

    how many pancakes does this recipe make?

  149. SarahMeezer says:

    Made these pancakes this morning! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed them and they turned out very nice, but perhaps not sweet enough for us! Half way through the batch (after tasting a little bit that had broken off) I added a bit of extra cinnamon sugar into the mixture. Awesome! I will probably also add a little extra vanilla for next time too. 😀 Thanks for the recipe!

  150. A.Emily says:

    Definitely serving these for dessert tonight! My family will definitely enjoy this. Even made your German Chocolate Cake for myself earlier today, sooo yummy

  151. Heather says:

    These pancakes are absolutely fantastic! The perfect saturday morning breakfast for a single lady like me :) Thanks for making such delicious single serve recipes.

  152. Christina says:

    I made these this morning for breakfast, and they were fantastic! I drizzled them with just a tiny bit of agave nectar and gobbled them up. Thanks for another great recipe Katie! :)

  153. Sofia says:

    I just googled “healthy pancakes” and found your website… and after taking forever to pick a recipe I picked this one and…. OH MY! They were amazing! Will definitely make them again! And try all the other mouthwatering pancakes!!

  154. Nicoe says:

    What are the calories in these pancakes

  155. sz says:

    Hi Katie!
    I just NEED to let you know that these pancakes were hands down the best I’ve made. Even though
    1. I usually don’t like cooked apples
    2. The batter was runny for me for some reason, thus
    3. Resulting in ugly looking pancakes (nothing wonderfully fat like yours)
    These were A M A Z I N G. Your recipes are so great <3

    Thank you so much for this!

  156. Anna says:

    I have to say I am absolutely in love with your blog! This is the first time I was able to find healthy recipes that I can actually make and don’t call for absurd ingredients that are only located in rare health stores (and if they do you have substitutions). Anyways, as much as I love your recipes I just think it would be helpful if your comments were more geared towards reviews of the recipe….it really helps me out when people share how their recipes turned out or if they made adjustments. Also, I find myself always looking for a quantity of how many each recipe will serve because some of your cookie recipes turn out very small and I end up wishing I had doubled it.
    But as a side note, I made these pancakes this morning and I was baffled at how wonderful they were! They were easy to make and made just enough for me. Loved them!

    1. Thank you so much for making them!

  157. Mara says:

    I made these for lunch yesterday, subbing in some leftover applesauce for some of the liquid and using some leftover apple pie spice mix. These were delicious.

  158. Katherine says:

    Hi Katie! Happy New Year. Just wanted to let everyone know that using carbonated soda water (like i made mine in the SodaStream) works great for pancakes! I used 1/2 cup of bubbly water and it made my pancakes flluffier

  159. Hayden says:

    These are so good!!! I love that they fill you up and they’re not too fluffy! I’ve made these so many times and they’re my go to pancake recipe!

  160. cynthia says:

    Hi! I’m absolutely loving your blog. I have a question… I’ve noticed all of my healthy pancakes come out dreadfully flat and I use about the same ingredients with the exception of oat flour and protein powder. Any thoughts? How do yours come out so fluffy? Thanks!

  161. Nicole says:

    I noticed that if you ever include whole wheat flour as an option it’s always pastry flour, is that because regular whole wheat flour just doesn’t turn out well in baked recipes and pastry does? I’m just wondering cuz I’ve never used we pastry and therefor never just have it on hand

  162. Nicole says:

    I noticed that if you ever include whole wheat flour as an option it’s always pastry flour, is that because regular whole wheat flour just doesn’t turn out well in baked recipes? I’m just wondering cuz I’ve never used pastry flour and therefor never just have it on hand

  163. Anna says:

    Hey Katie, I am simply in LOVE with this recipe, I make it all the time, but I’ve been dying for the nutrition facts! Even your other pancake recipes don’t have the nutritional info and I’m curious if you could give me an average calorie total for this recipe? Maybe edit and include this information in your other pancakes too?

  164. Gretchen says:

    I just made these for a lazy Sunday breakfast and they are delicious! I topped them with applesauce and cinnamon. Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal and I could eat it all day every day!

  165. Julie R. says:

    Hi Katie! Well, I just tried making these and it was an utter disaster. No matter what I did, the pancakes would not hold their shape/stay together when I tried to flip them. If I had waited any longer for the one side to cook, it would have been burnt. It turned out more like apple pancake hash/crumble. I followed all of the instructions to a T. I added coconut oil, used almond milk (a bit more than the 1/3 cup to thin it a bit, but not much), and I used coconut flour. What did I do wrong here because I really want to try this again as I know they taste great! Thanks!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      If you used coconut flour you did NOT follow the recipe to a T.

      1. Julie R. says:

        Yup, you’re absolutely right CCK Helper! :o) So, is that the problem then? Sorry, I am a Gluten Free/Paleo newbie, and just learning. I only had coconut flour in the house and thought all flours would behave the same. If that is the issue, then I will try it with a different GF free flour.

  166. Kassidy says:

    how many calories are in these? :)

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Search Katie’s site for her Pineapple Upside Down Pancake recipe. These have pretty much the same calories as that recipe.

  167. Emily says:

    Eating these as I write this…awesome recipe! They taste so good. I topped mine with a little agave sweetener and made them with gluten free flour. :)

  168. Hanna says:

    Looks absolutely DELICIOUS!! Another recipe to add to my never ending list of your recipes to try!

  169. These are delicious!!! They are the perfect healthy pancake recipe I’ve been looking for to make my kids! Love the addition of the chopped apples! Thanks!

  170. These are delicious!!! They are the perfect healthy pancake recipe I’ve been looking for to make my kids! Love the addition of the chopped apples! Thanks so much!!

  171. Maya says:

    Hi! Looks delicious! Can you please do coconut pancake? :)

  172. Miamichelle says:

    I literally just made these and they taste better than any Aunt Jemima or pancake with
    eggs recipe I’ve ever had. Thank you Katie!!

  173. I made these as a breakfast and served them with stewed apples. Delicious!

  174. Malin says:

    I just made these for breakfast, so yummie!! Thanks for making me look so good in front of my family, they love me and “my” pancakes.

  175. Patricia says:

    How many servings does this make/ how many pancakes? Whats the nutrition facts?

  176. Felicia Tan says:

    Now I want this for supper!

  177. Emily says:

    AMAZING!! My family did belive me when I said these were healthy pancakes!! I topped with sugar free syrup and it was like heaven in my mouth!! This site is my new addiction and will definitely lead to my success of sticking to my diet during this year’s holiday season!

  178. Katie says:

    I am a huge fan of your recipes and would love to know some adaptations for adding protein powder to them! Mainly for the pancakes and baked oatmeals since I need a high amount of protein & carbs. Would I want to cut back on flour if I’m adding protein powder?? Thanks!!!

    -Katie #2

  179. Xin says:

    I made these pancakes few days ago. And let me say this, it’s totally amazing. Modified the recipe a little. Sugar free!! Totally love it with honey. Katie and everyone, do look at the Apple Pie Pancakes I made here: :)

    Be right back, got to save more of your pancake recipes and make them. Hehe

  180. Karen says:

    I didn’t think I could find a better pancake than your chocolate brownie batter pancakes but holy cow these were AWESOME! I was trying to find something to do with all my extra apples and these pancakes were sooo delicious! I used the spelt flour and coconut oil and almond milk. My kids gobbled them up. We served them with whipped cream and just a little syrup. YUM!!!

  181. Noon says:

    Dear can I have nutrition of this recipe?

  182. Katharina says:

    Made these for breakfast today for the first time and looooved them! Thank you, Katie! You’re so amazing and have the best recipes, I especially love the pancake ones ;).
    Need to order your book ASAP!


  183. Sarah says:

    These are sooooooo good!! These are Perfect for fall coming up as well!



    1. Staceyque says:

      I don’t care much for pancakes, so I just made waffles. YUM :) I followed the directions, but I made 3 times the recipe so that I could use a whole apple. It ended up making 3 waffles. I used brown sugar because I don’t do well with artificial sweeteners. Having the best GF flour makes a big difference, I had an off brand called Cafe and it wasn’t great. I was also wondering how it would change the moistness of them if you added some soaked chia seeds? Anyway, for someone who does not care for apples, I ate 2/3 of an apple today and it was just barely cooked so that’s good. Lots of pure maple syrup probably ruined the whole meal as far as the health factor goes, but paired with 2 big glasses of dark chocolate almond milk, my tummy is stuffed, happy, and full for the day <3