So, as I was surfing Facebook this morning, I found a post for these apple pancakes from Food Renegade. I decided they sounded pretty tasty and I had everything I needed- so I went for it. Good call. These are a great change from the standard breakfast fair and pretty easy too. If you’re going for Paleo, use the coconut oil, but if you’re just trying to avoid wheat flour and ok with a little dairy, use the butter option- ONLY because the coconut oil likes to reconstitute slightly when you’re mixing it in and can clump on you. Definitely use a whisk if you have one for the batter to make sure everything is even. If not, soldier on with a fork and it’ll be just as tasty 🙂
Note: I cooked my apples a little in the pan to soften them before I coated them.
- 2 medium apples, sliced thin and cored
- 3 eggs from pastured hens
- 3 Tbs. coconut oil or melted butter from grass-fed cows, plus extra for cooking the pancakes
- 3 Tbs milk or coconut milk
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 Tbs. coconut flour
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut oil, milk, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Once evenly mixed, whisk in coconut flour. Stir until evenly mixed, then let sit for 5 minutes.
2. Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet to medium heat. Melt a dab of coconut oil on your cooking surface. While that’s heating and your batter is resting (an essential step when working with coconut flour), this is a good time to peel, slice, and core your apples if you haven’t already.
3. Before coating your apples, double check that the batter is at pancake consistency. Coconut flour is VERY absorbent, so it’s possible that if it sits too long it will get too thick to easily coat the apples. If your batter is a bit thicker than normal pancake batter, just add more liquid (water, milk, coconut milk, or even eggs) until it is the right consistency.
4. Using a toothpick, pick up an apple ring and dunk it in the pancake batter. Then, put it on the griddle. Repeat for as many apple pancake rings as you’ve got room to cook. Once the batter has cooked firm around the edges and turned golden brown, flip once to cook the other side to golden brown.
5. When finished, serve apple pancake rings warm. We love serving it up with slices of cheese or with sorghum syrup.