Hi there! Did you actually notice that despite that the name of my blog is A Is For Apple, I’ve managed not to create any apple recipes yet? Not one! Zero! Nada! It is time to change it, today! And that is why I am introducing these delicious, most amazing Gluten-Free APPLE and Cinnamon Pancakes! Drumrolls please…. 🙂
To be honest, I don’t know how it came to be. I love apples. I mean, I have named my blog after an apple… Did you know that apples are a member of the rose family? That’s a fact! I wonder if that actually makes them roses? Probably not 🙂
Health Benefits Of Apples
But all fun aside, apples are seriously good for you! An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but can definitely contribute significantly to your overall health. Because apples contain antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber, and a range of other nutrients they may help reduce the risk of cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and several other conditions. (source)
One more thing before I go on to the recipe. Do you peel your apples before you eat them? If you do, PLEASE stop!! Even though both, flesh and the peel of the apple are highly nutritious, the peel contains certain flavonoid antioxidants that the flesh does not. The apple peel in general contains more nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than the flesh. Just make sure you wash your apple properly before consuming it. I would recommend choosing an organic variety. If organic apples are not available or too expensive, look for the apples with NO ADDED WAX. Why? Because producers add wax to the apples to make them more appealing and prolong their shelf life. The data about how harmful the wax on apples is for our health is controversial. However, there is also a lot of evidence that the wax might affect our organs, especially our liver. And like Benjamin Franklin used to say: In doubt, don’t!
Ok, let’s get back to those delicious, fluffy, sweet, filled with yummiest apple bits, absolutely gluten-free pancakes. My kids could not wait for me to finish taking photos. They were gone in 5 minutes… All twelve of them…
Start your day off right with these delicious apple and cinnamon pancakes. They are fluffy, sweet and are filled with apples. Sooo good!! Gluten-free of course!
2 medium-size apples, cored, diced into small cubes, approximately 0.5 cm (0.2 inches)
2 cups oat flour (gluten-free)
2 tsp sugar (I use organic raw sugar)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup milk (you can use any milk you have on hand)
1 egg (I always use free-range eggs)
Mix oats flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt together in the large bowl, Set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk together milk and egg.
Whisk in sugar and add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients. Stir gently until all ingredients are combined. Do not over stir. Add apples, stir gently. Leave the to thicken a little, around 10 minutes.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Coat with a little bit of olive or coconut oil. I use a special brush to spread the oil evenly.
Once the frying pan is hot add a tablespoon of batter to the pan. Cook about one minute until little bubbles start to build and edges look a bit dry.
Now flip pancakes and cook them on the other side for about two minutes, until cooked through.
Brush your frying pan with a little more oil for every new batch.
You can keep pancakes in the warm oven until the rest is ready to serve. Of course, they taste the best when just cooked. Enjoy!
If you have time, cook your diced apples with a tsp of butter and a tsp of organic brown sugar, until apples have softened a little. 4-5 minutes. That will make your pancakes taste EVEN better.
Once you have done the dough, wait 10 minutes before starting to cook them. If you cook them straight away your pancakes will be thin and crumbly.