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Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (Paleo)

Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made paleo friendly with coconut flour. Dairy-free, moist, fluffy, and amazing! Serve it up with stewed apples for an amazing breakfast!

Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made with coconut flour. Dairy-free, gluten-free, amazing fluffy pancakes!

After trying Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes for the first time, I’ve made all sorts of renditions!

They’re just so moist, fluffy, and inviting…just like a regular pancake!

Plus, they are lower carb, grain-free, and super easy on the digestive system.

Not to mention, they keep you feeling full for hours, unlike standard pancakes where I find myself hungry not too long after eating.

These Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are a true delight.

We get the fluffy yummy pancakes with an amazing stewed apple cinnamon topping for the perfect bite!

While these pancakes require more cooking time than regular pancakes (because coconut flour pancakes are a different beast with different needs!), they are well worth the effort!

Let’s dive into the details!

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Ingredients for Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:

For the Pancakes: Coconut flour, eggs, coconut milk, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and walnuts.

Coconut flour is four times more absorbent than any other grain-free flour, so you need more eggs and liquid than with recipes using almond flour, for instance. Due to the higher moisture content, these pancakes require more time to cook than regular pancakes.

You can use unsweetened almond milk instead of coconut milk if you’d like, and you can skip the vanilla extract or walnuts.

For the Apple Topping: Apples, cinnamon, pure maple syrup, water, and a pinch of sea salt.

This super simple combination results in the most amazing stewed apple topping for your luscious pancakes!

Let’s make them!

How to Make Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:

Prepare the Apple Topping:

Heat all of the ingredients for the stewed apple topping in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring it to a full boil. Reduce the heat slightly, cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples have softened, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reached your desired level of thickness.

Make the Pancakes:

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until all of the clumps of flour are out and the batter is thick and smooth.

coconut flour pancake batter is very thick. This is normal

Heat a skillet or pancake griddle over medium heat and add enough oil or butter to generously coat the surface.

Once the skillet has heated up for a few minutes, measure out 1/4 cup of batter and pour it onto the skillet. 

Allow the pancakes to cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until the sides have set up. Carefully flip and cook for an additional 2 to 4 minutes, or until the pancakes are cooked through.

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If at any time the pancakes begin to burn, reduce the heat! These pancakes require lower heat and more time than regular pancakes.

Repeat for the remaining batter and serve with apple cinnamon topping.

Note: To speed up the process, cook the batter in two separate skillets at the same time.

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Enjoy this warm and inviting breakfast!

Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made with coconut flour. Dairy-free, gluten-free, amazing fluffy pancakes!

Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Yield: 8 Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are a beautiful celebration of fall apple harvest.

Ingredients

For the pancakes:

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil (or butter), melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional
  • ⅔ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped (optional)

For the Apple Topping:

  • 2 honey crisp apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

To Prepare the Apple Topping:

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the apple topping to a small saucepan and heat on the stovetop over medium-high heat.
  2. Cover the pot and bring it to a full boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples have softened. Remove the lid and continue cooking until the topping has reached your desired level of thickness.

To Prepare the Pancakes:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla extract and oil.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining dry ingredients.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet and stir well until all of the clumps are out (coconut flour has a tendency to be chunky, so just keep mixing until a smooth batter forms.)
  4. Heat a skillet or pancake griddle to medium-low heat and add enough oil to coat the surface. Once the skillet is all the way hot, measure out about ¼ cup of the pancake batter and pour it on the skillet. Allow pancake to cook until sides are firmed up, and middle begins firming up too, about 6 to 8 minutes (no joke!). Carefully flip the pancake and cook another 2 to 4 minutes, until pancake is cooked all the way through.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve pancakes with the apple topping, and enjoy!

Notes

*You can also use unsweetened almond milk

Nutrition facts are calculated for the pancakes only, not including any toppings.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 of 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 181Total Fat 15gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 5g
Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made with coconut flour. Paleo and dairy-free!

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Rachel L

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

I'm in love with this set of photos! The pancakes look delightful!

Julia

Saturday 28th of February 2015

Thank you, Rachel! Let me know if you try them!

Marlies

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Yum!! What's the star next to the coconut milk for? I would love to make these but canned coconut milk is hard for me to find, so I am hoping it means almond milk (while not as rich and amazing) would also work?

Also I am a Denver native currently trapped in Wisconsin and I am glad you love it there! I am dying to move back :)

Julia

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Oops, forgot to put the star in the notes...yup, it's to let you know you can use almond milk instead of coconut milk ;) I'll add that to the notes - thanks for catching it!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

My uncles live in Denver and they are always telling me I need to visit--maybe I should! :) I've been trying to cut down on wheat a little bit, so these are perfect. Yay!

Lauren

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

Wow, these look delicious! I've only recently become a bit more comfortable with coconut flour, so I'm on the hunt for new recipes! I bet my little girls would love these too. Thank you for the recipe! :-)

Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

These look delicious! Love how fluffy and yummy they look!

I found your blog thanks to Heather from Kiss My Broccoli and I love it :)

Julia

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

Welcome, my dear! Thanks for stopping by!

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