Healthy Apple Spice Oatmeal Pancakes

September 6, 2020

HEALTHY APPLE SPICE OATMEAL PANCAKES - INGREDIENTS2 cups of gluten free rolled oats1 banana, the riper the better1 small apple, roughly chopped1 3/4 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk of choice)1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon baking powder2 teaspoons coconut oil (to coat the pan)

Apple spice oatmeal pancakes made right in the blender! These fluffy healthy pancakes are naturally gluten free, dairy free and contain no flour or added sugar; which means that they are also perfect for kids. This is one of my most favorite breakfasts to whip up in a pinch!!

The best part about quarantine is that no one is really in that big of a rush anymore. Because my husband isn’t rushing out the door to head to the office, I am able to spend a few more minutes in the kitchen making breakfast for the family. We put the frozen waffles on pancakes on hold for the foreseeable future, in lieu of the freshly made ones. And this recipe comes together so quick, you may never go back to frozen ever again.

Ingredients in Healthy Apple Spice Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes are made with gluten free rolled oats, banana, apple, almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice), cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, baking powder, and coconut oil. Look ma, fluffy pancakes with no eggs required! And no added sweetener! One banana sweetens the entire recipe, so it will definitely leave you feeling good!

How to make Healthy Apple Spice Oatmeal Pancakes

  1. You guys, it couldn’t be any easier. This batter comes together in the blender in about 30 seconds. I like to let the batter sit for a minute or so to thicken.

  2. Add coconut oil to a non stick pan (not that you asked, but my favorite non-stick pan is the Always Pan from Our Place). Heat the pan over medium heat, making sure that the pan isn’t TOO hot, or the pancakes can burn. Add the batter to the pan, about 1/2 cup at a time. Because I like making big pancakes, I usually make one at a time. If you are in a rush or like smaller pancakes, use less batter and you can probably fit 2-3 in the pan.

  3. Cook for about 2 minutes or until you see little bubbles appear. Then flip to the other side and cook for another minute.

  4. Repeat until all the batter is gone!

  5. Add any toppings of choice. I always go with extra sautéed apples and maple syrup!

If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a comment for me below and tag me on Instagram so I can repost!

Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan


Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

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  • 2 cups of gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 banana the riper the better
  • 1 small apple roughly chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup almond milk or any non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil to coat the pan


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender, except for the apples and coconut oil, and blend on high until completely smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Next, add the apples, and blend for about 15-30 seconds more, making sure to leave some apple chunks.
  • Let the batter sit in your blender while you heat your pan up!
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil to the pan.
  • Once the pan is hot, add 1/4 cup of the batter to the pan for each pancake and cook for 2 minutes until pancakes slightly puff up and you see a few bubbles along the edges.
  • Use a spatula to flip the pancakes to the other side.
  • If your pan gets too hot, the pancakes will burn, so just reduce the heat.
  • Add remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan, and repeat process until all of the batter is used.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!


This recipe serves 3, so if you only have one mouth to feed (like your own!!), that’s ok! Make them all and keep them in a container in the fridge to enjoy all week. Just reheat them in the microwave or oven at 200 degrees F for a few minutes, and then enjoy!

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  1. These were delicious and perfect for a cool fall morning! Added maple butter and cinnamon apples and oh my! It did awhile for the middle to get done. Is there a trick to that or do will they be moister than a regular pancake?

    • Hi Rhonda! I am so glad that you enjoyed them! Yes, they are definitely moister than a regular pancake, but they shouldn’t be raw in the center! So perhaps next time raise the heat of your pan just a touch and be sure not to crowd the pancakes so they cook evenly!

    • Hi Ju! For this recipe, I’d say no, since steel cut oats tend to be much harder in consistency and won’t yield that flour-like consistency when blended in the blender.