Hi guys, today’s post is one of the recipes featured in my 5 Autumnal Breakfast Ideas post. You know what that means? More cinnamon, that’s what. The inspiration for today’s recipe came from the many health bloggers who cracked the perfect healthy pancake recipe. You know the one, bananas, oats and dairy free milk? Well, I’ve said it a million times now, but I hate banana. And although I do have a couple of banana pancake recipes up, I can’t say they’re something I ever make for myself. I got the idea to try and make a similar recipe replacing the banana with unsweetened applesauce. Apples and cinnamon are the perfect autumnal combination, which leads to these cinnamon apple pancakes being created.
Not going to lie, it wasn’t as easy as I first thought. Simply switching banana for applesauce didn’t work, but I got there. In true pancake fashion, the first one was a complete fail. Then I realised the key to making these pancakes a success is to keep the heat really low. Leaving them low for a minute or two longer than I would other pancakes kept them intact, traditional pancake cooking method left them a little limp.
Clearly, I was feeling the toffee apple vibes when I made these, at 10am… because I opted for a date caramel sauce to go with them. The sauce is simply made from dates, water and maca powder so that’s guilt free too.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and soy free.
Cinnamon Apple Pancakes
- ½ cup GF oats
- ¼ cup GF self-raising flour
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
Date Caramel Sauce
- 30 g dates
- 50 ml water
- 1 tsp maca powder
Heat a non-stick frying pan on a low heat, add a little oil if pan isn't non-stick.
Add all ingredients other than the baking powder to a blender to combine then stir in the baking powder until completely smooth.
Add a small amount of pancake mix to the pan and cook on one side for 3-4 minutes, until small bubbles appear across the full surface of the visible side. Then flip to the other side and cook for a further 2 minutes until golden. Repeat 6 times until all mixture is gone. Pour sauce over them before serving.
Add all ingredients to a blender until smooth. Then pour mixture into a small saucepan on a high heat.
Cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the mixture starts to caramelise on the top layer. Serve immediately.
Serve and enjoy!
What do you guys think of the applesauce switch up? What are your favourite pancake toppings?
Until next time,