Healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes full of fresh apples, whole grains and delicious cinnamon make the perfect weekend breakfast!
Apple cinnamon pancakes always remind me of my grandpa. When I was a kid, we would go to our family’s lake house almost every weekend in the summer, and my grandpa, always the first one up in the morning, liked to make breakfast for all of us.
The smell of Grandpa’s apple cinnamon pancakes cooking in the morning was the most wonderful and delicious thing to wake up to on a lazy Saturday morning. His giant apple cinnamon pancakes were the best, too. They were so fluffy and sweet and cinnamon-y and loaded with apple chunks. They were so wonderful.
Whenever I make these for my husband and me, I always think of Grandpa’s yummy apple cinnamon pancakes. Of course, I make mine healthy with whole grain oats, whole wheat flour, and no added sugar. I’m sure he made his with Bisquik since it was that era where handy mixes ruled. But I was still so fond of them and just had to recreate them for my family to enjoy at home. I hope you find these as heart-warming and delicious as I do!
- 1 cup oats, ground
- 1/2 cup wheat flour (or almond flour for GF)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 egg whites, beaten
- 1-1.5 cups club soda or milk of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup applesauce (optional)
- 1 small-medium apple, grated
- Heat a large skillet or griddle to 350° F. Lightly grease with coconut oil or cooking spray.
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add soda or milk, applesauce and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix, but not too much or pancakes will become tough.
- Gently stir in egg whites and apples.
- Pour 1/4 c batter for each pancake onto a lightly greased skillet or griddle heated to medium-low heat. Cook until bubbles form in the top and the bottom is slightly browned. Flip and continue to cook until done.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve with warmed applesauce, honey or real maple syrup. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite memory food?