By: Allyson Meyler of Reclaiming Yesterday
The first recipe I ever made on my own was an apple pie for Thanksgiving. I remember the feelings that I had while I made it – cutting the crisp apples, smelling the warm spices, and peeking into the oven as it baked. But the best part was slicing into that warm, finished pie to dish out something delicious and comforting for my family.
So it’s fair to say that apple pie holds a very warm place in my heart! I love these gluten-free apple pie pancakes because they give you the same cozy, nostalgic feeling as an apple pie, but the wholesome ingredients make you feel good about serving them to your family for breakfast!
Gluten-Free Apple Pie Pancakes
For the pancakes:
– Gluten-Free Pancake Mix
– 2 honeycrisp or granny smith apples, peeled and diced into small pieces
– 1/2 tablespoon butter
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
– 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
– 1 teaspoon maple syrup
– Pinch of salt
– Squeeze of lemon
– 1/2 teaspoon arrow root starch (or cornstarch)
For the whipped cream:
– 8 ounces organic heavy whipping cream
– 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
1. Prepare pancake mix according to the directions on the package for 2 people and set aside.
2. Pour the heavy whipping cream and maple syrup into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until cream reaches the soft peak stage. Reserve.
3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a pan and add apples, lemon juice, spices, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and salt. Stir to combine and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Whisk arrow root starch with a small amount of water to create a slurry and add to apple mixture, cooking for an additional 3 to 4 minutes on low heat.
5. As apples cook, heat a cast iron pan or griddle and grease with butter or coconut oil. Pour pancakes onto griddle and wait for batter to bubble before flipping and cooking on the other side.
6. Divide pancakes between 2 plates and serve with apple mixture, whipped cream and additional maple syrup (if desired). Enjoy!
Allyson Meyler cooks, photographs, and eats the recipes found on her blog Reclaiming Yesterday. After struggling with her own health issues—and becoming frustrated with the Western medical system—Allyson took it upon herself to search for healing. She found relief through diet and lifestyle changes, and became a strong believer in food as medicine. She now shares her recipes and experiences through her blog in hopes to inspire others to get into the kitchen and take control of their health—and to eat some delicious food along the way! Follow along on Instagram and Facebook.