It has been a short while since I posted my last pancake recipe (🤪) and so I thought it was time for a further alternative: Meet these Apple Spiced Pancakes. For anyone who does not know, breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. And on the weekends, I like to make things a bit more elaborate – brunch. My absolute favorite obsession 🥰.
And so, in order to have enough choice in the brunch category, I am adding this recipe to our roster this week 🙌🏻. Pancakes are a super easy, versatile addition to a brunch, either as a main course, or as an addition to another spread. You can cook them in advance and keep warm in the oven, or cook them whilst you continue to prepare other food. Now, the key to fluffy, delicious pancakes is always the following: Patience. You have to be patient for them to cook from one side and then also display the same kind of patience on the other side. Keep them on medium heat and wait until you see bubbles forming at the top.
Apples are a year-round delicious addition to your diet. The Apple Spiced Pancakes are super easy to make and beyond delicious. Simply mix the dry and wet ingredients (first separately, then together) and add grated apple into the mix. Then you fry them off in a non-stick pan with just the tiniest bit of cooking oil. Meanwhile, you can fry off more apples coated in cinnamon in order to add on top. Simple, yummy, goodness!!
Why are these Apple Spiced Pancakes good for you?
I have said it before, and I will say it again – an apple a day keeps the doctor away 😉. We have all heard this before and indeed, it is very true. Apples contain gut-healthy fiber, vitamin C, K, as well as copper and potassium. They are also rich in antioxidants. Most of the fiber and antioxidants are close to the apple’s skin, so it makes sense to leave it on as much as possible in order to ramp up the benefits of this delicious snack. The vitamin C in apples acts as an antioxidant in our bodies – eliminating free radicals and thereby reducing oxidative stress. Vitamin C is also important to keep our immune system strong, as well as to aid in the production of collagen.
Fiber has long been proven to not only support our gut health, but also our heart health. Basically, fiber allows your blood sugar levels to rise more gradually and slowly. At the same time, it binds “bad cholesterol” and eliminates it through the colon, which again has a very positive effect on the heart. The fiber in apples also acts as a prebiotic, which means that it is excellent feeding ground for your good-gut bacteria. The antioxidant called “polyphenol”, found in apples, may lower blood pressure levels (next to also reducing your risk of strokes). They also reduce plaque, which can build up in the arteries. I find that quite impressive list of benefits 😍!!
How can I adjust these Apple Spiced Pancakes to my Dietary Requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and nut-free. Due to the eggs and grains used, this recipe is, sadly, neither paleo or vegan.
Other Pancake Recipes on the Blog
There is so much pancake goodness on the blog!! They are one of my favorite obsessions and simply so delicious 🥰
- Chocolate Banana Pancakes – one of my husband’s absolute favorite!
- Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
- Fluffy Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes
- Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Frosting
- And if you fancy something savory – try these Korean-style Kimchi Pancakes (Kimchi Jeon)
And that is it for this week 🤗. I hope you are enjoying this delicious recipe for your next brunch 😍. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe by either rating the recipe and/or leaving a comment. I love hearing from you and also hearing your feedback!! Happy Pancake-making!