Breakfast for Dinner Apple Pancakes


When I was growing up, “breakfast for dinner” was a staple meal. Sometimes when we can’t figure out anything to have for dinner at my house, apple pancakes are a real crowd pleaser. With this recipe, I may have made them a little healthier than what I remember eating as a kid. My grandmother made the original version sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and the pancakes had chunks of apple in them (which you can still do!) This healthier version cooks up a little quicker and can be made gluten-free by simply using gluten free oats. For breakfast, you could also add a tablespoon of protein powder to the batter for an extra morning “punch” to get you through until the next meal.

Apple Pancakes


  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs (or flax egg)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt

To Make

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If the batter seems too thick, add a few more tablespoons of oat milk.
  • Heat the griddle and coat with canola oil or vegan butter.
  • Pour batter in 1/3 cup portions, cook 2-4 minutes on each side.
  • Top with maple syrup and/or chopped apples and cinnamon.



This recipe makes 6-8 pancakes, so double up and have extra for the next morning!





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