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Apple Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten Free)
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Apple Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Sometimes it can be challenging finding ways to get your family to eat healthy foods. While you may be trying to lose weight, you don’t want to serve tasteless meals or completely omit snacks and desserts from your pantry. How can you make nutritious foods that will make everyone happy?

An abundance of delicious, high-fiber, low-calorie recipes exists on the internet and in print nowadays. For example, the gluten-free apple pancakes recipe below uses almond flour in place of grain flour and dairy-free almond milk instead of milk. The recipe also includes flax seed, a great source of protein and fiber. Cooking the pancakes in healthy coconut oil and serving them with maple syrup makes them especially nutritious and full of flavor. Prepare for a real treat and begin your day right with these protein-rich pancakes. Besides giving you the energy your body needs, easy-to-prepare recipes as this one will help lessen your risk of developing chronic diseases including cancer, asthma, arthritis and diabetes.

While avoiding foods with cholesterol and saturated fat, staying clear of gluten and meats can also be beneficial. As a protein in rye, barley and wheat, gluten can cause health problems and has been associated with possible weight gain. Even if you have not been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, you might wish to avoid gluten, which can cause bloating, pain and fatigue. So say goodbye to those sugary pancakes and whip up a batch of these wonderfully flavorful apple pancakes for your next breakfast. You'll be glad you gave them a try.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbs ground flax-seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp water (combined -soak flax-seeds for 3-5 minutes)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 large apple peeled and grated 
  • 2 drops doTerra cinnamon


  1. Combine ingredients and mix well, adding a little more liquid or flour if necessary to achieve right consistency.
  2. Cook on hot griddle with coconut oil.
  3. Serve with pure maple syrup.

For more information on using essential oils in recipes, check out this essential oils guide.

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  1. Support
    Vegan. Apple. Pancakes. Fantastic! We're pinning this now, to our Pinterest board "Vegan Breakfast & Brunch". Thanks for contributing to The Flaming Vegan!
  2. nmcphail
    How many pancakes does this recipe make?
    1. Tiffany Miller
      Tiffany Miller
      It's hard to say how many, as it really depends on how big your pancakes are. However, for me it makes around 8-12 average size pancakes (about 4-5" in diameter)


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