Monday, August 19, 2013

Apple Pie for Breakfast...Oh Yes!

Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts during this time of season.   The calories that come with apple pie though, not so great.  I thought about many ways I could make a healthier version of apple pie, and that’s how apple pie pancakes were born!  Try topping these pancakes with the apple-pecan compote or a la mode.    

Apple Pie Pancakes
Makes 4 pancakes

2/3 C.Flour, any kind (I used Buckwheat Flour) - If you feel like it's too liquidy add 2 Tbsp more flour.
2 Tbsp. Rolled Oats
1/2 C. Apple, finely chopped
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2/3 tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp.  Maple Syrup
1/3 C. Milk or Almond Milk
1 Tbsp. Oil

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add wet. Mix, but don’t over mix. Cook on an oiled (or sprayed) pan, on low-medium, flipping each pancake once. Top with apple compote and/or ice cream.

Apple Compote
1/2 Apple, Diced
1/2 Apple, thin slices
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
½  tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
¼ C. Orange Juice
¼ C. Pecans, roughly chopped

Heat a small pan on medium heat and add apples (no oil).  Stir the apples for about a minute, until they start to heat up.  Add all the ingredients and cook on medium heat for a few minutes until the orange juice and apple mixture turns to a syrup consistency.  Serve immediately.  


  1. I know some kids who would jump for joy over these. Their parents too.

  2. This is a crowd pleaser. Who wouldn't love these?

  3. apple pie pancakes? genius! great breakfact idea for my kids.

  4. What a great idea. I love how you came up with a healthier alternative to apple pie. The apple compote would be great with other desserts, too, I bet.

  5. Oh wow! What a great idea!!! The rolled oats are my favorite part. Never thought of putting oats in pancakes.

  6. I also agree on this whole genius apple pie in the morning idea. Good thinking!

  7. yes please! I love putting apples in my pancakes, but never added oats!

  8. This looks yummy, Ali--have to try it! Or perhaps just invite you over.....:)

  9. Apple pie pancakes! Such a great idea YUM!

  10. i have some leftover apple pie filling, and this looks like the perfect use for it!


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