Gluten-free Apple Pie Pancakes

Hi friends!

New year – same me! Still obsessed with pancakes and eating REAL food.  I’d eat these every day if I could.  I love my banana pancake recipe but I thought it was time to add another flavour to the rotation in my house.  I wanted to make a gluten-free pancake recipe that 1) wasn’t dense and 2) didn’t fall apart when trying to flip the pancake.  These are refined sugar free and you could even try substituting a flax egg instead of an egg to make them Vegan! Happy to say you will love these! I used a mix of brown rice flour, almond flour and oatmeal but you can also use a gluten-free blend if that’s all you have at home!

They also freeze great for weekday breakfast in a jiffy but I’d make the caramelized apples fresh or at least keep them separate until it’s time to serve them!

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Gluten-free Apple Pie Pancakes

Yield: 10 small pancakes (2 servings)

Gluten-free Apple Pie Pancakes


    Wet ingredients:
  • 1 granny smith apple (grated - including the juice/peel)
  • 1.5 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    Dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup brown rice flour (or gluten-free blend)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or more gluten-free blend)
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp raw coconut sugar (or other sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp all spice (or 1/4 nutmeg and 1/4 cinnamon)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
    Apple topping:
  • 1 granny smith apple chopped (optional: peeled)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/8 tsp all spice (or mix nutmeg/cinnamon)
    Other toppings (optional):
  • nut butter, maple syrup, jam etc.


  1. Grate 1 granny smith apple in a large bowl (discard any excess peel and core), mix in the remaining wet ingredients.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients - set aside.
  4. Saute the topping ingredients on low-medium heat for about 10 minutes until the apples are as soft as you'd like.
  5. While the apples are cooking, cook the pancakes on medium heat, about 30 seconds per side.
  6. Serve pancakes with caramelized apples and nut butter or syrup based on your preference.


Peeling the apples is optional. I used granny smith because I like how tart they are, you can use whichever you prefer.


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