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Apple Pancakes

By: Susan Joy

Your family will love these apple and cinnamon flavoured pancakes for breakfast. Top them with maple syrup, coconut yoghurt, extra apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I’ve used local West Australian “Pink Lady” apples but any apple will work in this recipe. A breakfast high in protein and healthy fats will keep your family fuller for longer. To save time, you can cook your apples the night before.


  • 2 Lge apple(s), chopped small (no need to peel if organic) 
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp ghee, or coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal/flour 
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot flour, or tapioca 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (bicarb) 
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt 
  • 2 Lge egg(s) 
  • 150ml coconut milk, from carton (if using canned add a little water to thin out) 
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (100%) 
  • coconut oil, for cooking 


Heat a frypan on medium heat and add the chopped apple, coconut sugar, ghee and cinnamon. Stir to coat the apple and spread out in a single layer over the pan and cook for 5 minutes until just tender and a little syrup has formed over the apple pieces. Set aside to cool.

Add the almond meal, arrowroot, baking soda and salt to a large bowl and stir well to combine. Add the eggs, coconut milk and maple syrup to the dry ingredients and use a hand-held electric beater on medium speed to create a smooth batter (approximately 20 seconds).

Spoon the apple mixture into the batter and gently stir through.

Heat a large frypan over medium heat and coat with coconut oil. Scoop up 1/4 cup quantities of the mixture and pour into the pan. Cook for approximately 3 minutes until golden (reduce the heat if bottoms brown too quickly), then gently flip as the top batter will still be a bit wet (I find using 2 spatulas help when turning) and cook a further 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve warm with maple syrup, vanilla coconut yoghurt and some extra cooked apple on top. They are also delicious warm spread with ghee or grass-fed butter and a mixture of coconut sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. They can also be served cold as a snack and spread with butter if you tolerate a little dairy.

The pancakes can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. To serve, preheat oven to 160c (fan-forced) and place pancakes in a single layer on a lined tray and heat for 5 – 10 minutes. Top with your favourite toppings.

Article supplied with thanks to The JOYful Table.

About the Author: Susan is an author of The JOYful Table cookbook containing gluten & grain free, and Paleo inspired recipes for good health and wellbeing.