Fluffy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes {Naturally Sweetened}

Fluffy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes {Naturally Sweetened}

Super light and fluffy apple cinnamon pancakes served with a spicy cooked apple topping; all naturally sweetened with applesauce and honey. 🍯🍎😊

Tips for better gluten free pancakes:

1. Let the batter rest for at least 15-20 minutes before cooking. It gives the flour time to absorb the liquid and produces a softer texture.

2. Don’t over-mix the batter. Just whisking briefly until you reach a smooth lump free batter is all you need! Anything more can affect how airy the pancakes turn out.

Extra topping ideas:

1. Ice cream! There are no words to describe just how perfect Haagen-Dazs Strawberries & Cream goes with this. 🙌 And can I take a moment to say how surprisingly decent the ingredients are. Only fresh cream, condensed skimmed milk, strawberries (21%), sugar and egg yolk. Pretty good compared to most ice cream out there!

2. Nuts. Softer nuts like pecan or walnuts especially.

3. Plain Greek-Style yoghurt. It’s yummy with pancakes and an healthier alternative to ice cream.

4. Nice cream.

5. Homemade healthy frozen yoghurt: Greek-style yoghurt blended with frozen fruits.

Super fluffy gluten free apple cinnamon pancakes + cooked apple topping, walnuts and Haagen-Dazs Strawberries and Cream ice cream | gluten free breakfast | gluten free brunch | gluten free recipes
Super fluffy gluten free apple cinnamon pancakes with cooked spicy apples, walnuts and Haagen-Dazs Strawberries & Cream ice cream.

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe:

Preparation time: 5 mins (for the batter)

Resting time (optional): 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes (per pancakes)

Servings: 4-5 large pancakes (or 8 small)

Calories (per large pancake): 169

Pancake Ingredients

  • 170g gluten free self-raising flour (I used Doves Farm)
  • 2 eggs
  • 70g (4 heaped tsp) applesauce
  • 100g whole milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

For the apple topping:

Preparation time: 5 mins (to prep the apples)

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes (for the apple topping)

Servings: 2 (1 apple per serving – multiply the recipe as needed)

Calories (per serving): 148

Apple Topping Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 4 tsp lime juice (or lemon)
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of cloves
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 heaped tsp unsalted butter

Directions

  1. Chop the apples in small cubes. Then combine with the rest of the topping ingredients in a non stick pan, place a lid on top and cook on low-medium heat until the apples have softened up (about 15-20 mins). Stir from time to time and add a tiny bit of extra water if necessary as you go along.
  2. Meanwhile whisk the pancake ingredients briefly just until you reach a smooth batter. For better results, let it rest for at least 15-20 minutes. It gives the flour time to absorb the liquid a produces a better, softer texture.Gluten free apple cinnamon pancakes batter consistency
  3. Cook the pancakes on low heat for about 5 minutes each: in a non-stick frying pan, add a generous amount of light cooking spray (I use Fry Light) or 1 tsp of any cooking oil of your choice. Heat it up briefly and add about 1 ladle of batter. You can give the pan a little shake just to make sure the pancake isn’t sticking. After about 3 minutes, bubbles should be forming on top and starting to burst. This is when you know it’s time to be flipped. Then flip and cook for an extra 2 minutes.

    Gluten free apple cinnamon pancakes | making process | bubbles forming on top
    Burst bubbles = time to flip!
  4. Serve with the cooked apples and any other toppings of your choice.

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Enjoy!

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