On the weekends my husband is usually here, and I have more freedom to experiment in the kitchen with less of a chance of a child hanging off my pants! I have been dying to try this apple pie pancakes recipe from 'Primally Inspired.' This one is very easy, but does take a bit more time. In my experience, grain free pancakes do take a bit longer to cook , and aren't quite as easy to flip-a-roo. One thing that is key on this one- bigger is not better. Don't try and make some sort of mega-sized pancake that will feed half of the neighbourhood. Little, silver dollar sized is success! Speaking of the neighbourhood, they will all be peering in the windows to see what's shakin' when they get a whiff of the apples and cinnamon browning. Ahhhh. Being awesome feels good, doesn't it ?
Apple Pie Pancakes (grain/gluten free)
1 tbsp butter (or ghee)
2 cups diced and peeled apples. I needed 3 medium apples
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup almond milk (whole cows milk or coconut will work)
1-2 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flour (do not try and sub flours, this is a unique flour and others will not act the same)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of sea salt
3 additional tbsp's milk
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
cooking fat of choice (I use coconut oil)
Melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil (or butter) over medium heat. add diced apples and 2 tsp of cinnamon
cook until apples are tender, about 8 minutes. Here's where to expect gawkers. This smells amazing.
While these are cooking, start the pancake batter. Combine eggs, milk and honey and vanilla. Then add coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Coconut flour is a very "thirsty" flour, and absorbs a lot of liquid. Leave this sit a minute, to soak up all the goodness. Once your apples are done, fold half of them into your pancake mixture. To the lonely apples left in the pan, add the 3 tbsp milk, butter and syrup and stir until butter is melted. Keep warm, and set aside.
Pour your desired size (remember-smaller) pancake onto a well greased frying pan. These don't cook quickly like a traditional pancake. Be patient, my friend. Get a few pans going, start a pancake party/ That's what I did. Because at this point, the hungry little pant-clingers were showing up.
Once the bubbles start showing up, and the edges start pulling in, test it out. If it appears you can flip that sucker without spraying your stove with batter, go for it. Once flipped, cook another few minutes until cooked through. You will get a feel for them , and you'll see right away the time / size you need. SMALLER. Did you hear me? I see you trying to supersize these because you're impatient. Don't do it, girl. Simma down now and relax.
Once you have all your pancakes done, add your apple topping to each serving plate and present these little gems to your probably now starving family ! Don't forget to sprinkle those with love. Haha. Yeah right. Gag me. :))
Original recipe pingback to "Primally Inspired"- food blogger