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Hot Apple Pie Pancakes

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

Hot Apple Pie Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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*

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Do you ever eat breakfast foods for dessert?

Pancakes, oats, or even the popular Breakfast Pizza?

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Published on October 7, 2011

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  1. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    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!

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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 🙂

  7. Anna @ The Guiltless Life says

    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!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      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 :(.)

  8. 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! 😉

  9. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says

    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!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      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! 🙂

  10. Kate says

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

  11. Rande @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen says

    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.

  12. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

    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 🙂

  13. 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! 🙂 🙂

  14. 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!

  15. Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas says

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

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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 😉

  20. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    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!

  21. Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission says

    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 😀

  22. Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking says

    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!

  23. 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!!

  24. 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?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      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!

  25. Jess @ Healthy 'n Hungry says

    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!!!!!!!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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 =)

  32. Marissa says

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

  33. 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.

  34. Paula's Plate says

    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 🙂

  35. 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 :]

  36. 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!

  37. 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!!

  38. Jade C says

    Heyy!!
    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

  39. 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.
    🙂

  40. 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!

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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. 😉

  44. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde says

    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 🙂

  45. 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. 🙂
    xoxo

  46. 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?

      • 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:)

        • 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 😉

  47. 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

  48. 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!!!

  49. 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!

  50. 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?! 😀

  51. 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 🙂

  52. 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 🙂

  53. Nora says

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

  54. Kaylie @ Skinny Muffin says

    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.

  55. 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. 🙂

  56. 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!

  57. 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!!

  58. 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.

  59. 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! 🙂

  60. 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!

  61. 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 😉

  62. 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?
    Sara

  63. renata says

    Alternatives:
    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

  64. Maddie @ glutendairyfreedom says

    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!
    Sincerely,
    -Maddie 🙂

  65. 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!

    • 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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!!

  68. 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 😉

  69. 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!

  70. 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!

  71. 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!

  72. 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.

  73. 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!

  74. 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 😀

  75. 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 🙁

  76. 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.

  77. 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!

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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!

  81. 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

  82. 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.

  83. 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! 🙂

  84. 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!!

  85. 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!

  86. 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!

  87. 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.

  88. 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

  89. 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!

  90. 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!

  91. 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

  92. 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

  93. 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?

  94. 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!

  95. 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!

      • 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.

    • 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.

  96. 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. 🙂

  97. 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!!

  98. 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.

  99. 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!

  100. 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

  101. 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!!!

  102. 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!

    xx

    • 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

       5/5
       5/5
  103. Christina says

    These were phenomenal! They were probably the best pancakes I’ve ever made (and I’ve tried at least 50 different recipes). I topped the pancakes with caramel sauce and coconut milk vanilla ice cream. Breakfast euphoria!

  104. Janmarie says

    These are among the best pancakes I’ve ever had! So yummy! I doubled the recipe and used one whole apple. I also added a tiny bit of oil as suggested. Served with peanut butter and maple syrup. Delicious!

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