Are you a waffle or pancake lover? We have that conversation pretty much every Sunday in our home. Sundays are my usual day for making a special breakfast for my family. Most Sundays it’s pancakes because that’s my daughters preference, but sometimes she will allow me to make waffles instead. One of her favorites choices are these apple cinnamon pancakes which are easy to make and packed with lots of flavor.
Requiring no eggs or dairy (the recipe calls for milk, so just chose your own safe milk,) you will be surprised at the rich flavor and fluffiness of these pancakes.
And by cooking the apples in cinnamon over the stove before adding into the batter you get a really rich apple cinnamon flavor and the soft warm apples bites inside make for a delicious addition.
I want to know, are you a waffle or pancake person? If you’re a waffle person will these pancakes convert you over to the pancake side?
Grab this delicious recipe below and let me know!
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup dairy-free milk of your choice (I have had good results with coconut and almond milk)
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup finely chopped apples
- Oil for greasing pan
- Preheat electric skillet to 350 degrees or griddle on medium heat.
- Grease a small frying pan with oil or dairy-free butter. Add in apples and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, tossing and stirring as needed. You want the apples to get soft.
- Remove apples from heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and the remainder of the cinnamon, and set aside.
- In a small blow whisk together dairy-free milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until throughly blended.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined. Be sure not to over mix.
- Fold in cooked apples.
- Lightly grease the cooking surface.
- Scoop pancake batter onto warm skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, then flip.
- After flipping cook for about 2 additional minutes until pancakes are golden brown.
- Repeat cooking process for remainder of the batter.
- After removing from the skillet, you can top with additional sliced apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup if desired.
- Chose whatever milk is safe for you and your family. Cows milk works fine too!
- If you can't use coconut oil, sub out for another oil of your choosing.