My family is definitely not the typical, American pie-making family.
Sure, we enjoy a good pumpkin or apple pie every Thanksgiving. And if you offer us store-bought coconut cream pie we’ll devour it without a second thought in five minutes flat. But if you were to come to our house on a Saturday night, you wouldn’t see a mom whipping up a classic apple pie and her children and husband anxiously hovering around her in the kitchen, asking how long until it’s ready.
You might see a mom and her daughter sneaking slices of a carrot cake or kids snatching cookies from the cookie jar, but I can promise you, there would be no pie involved.
It’s not that we don’t like pie, we most definitely do! But if you’ve ever made an apple, pumpkin, or coconut cream pie you know that it’s a very long process with a lot of waiting involved. And we’re definitely not the most patient of families.
So how do I get my pie-fix aside from the many delicious pies of Thanksgiving?
By making my favorite breakfast foods (waffles, pancakes, etc.) the flavor of my favorite desserts!
And think about it: apple pie + pancakes can only = a delicious breakfast.
Did I mention they’re healthy? Aka. there’s nothing stopping you from eating them all.
Apple Pie Pancakes
- 1/3 c plus 1 tbs old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tbs stevia (or 1 tbs sugar)
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1 1/2 tbs egg whites
- 3 tbs milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1 tsp melted coconut oil (if you don’t mind the taste of fat-free pancakes replace w/ 1 tsp applesauce)
- 1/4 apple of choice (thinly sliced)
Blend 1/3 c oats in a blender, coffee grinder, or food processor until smooth. Pour into a small bowl and combine with remaining 1 tbs oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and stevia. Stir in vanilla extract, egg whites, milk, honey, and coconut oil (or applesauce). Heat up a greased or non-stick skillet and pour batter onto pan (into 6 small pancakes or two large pancakes). Press thinly sliced apples into pancakes and cook over medium heat until the edges begin to bubble. Flip and cook for another minute or so, or until cooked all the way through and golden brown. Remove from pan, top with desired toppings (maple syrup, honey, etc.) and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)