These Healthy Apple Spice Oatmeal Pancakes are delightfully fluffy, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, MADE IN A BLENDER, and loaded with that apple spice flavor that you know and love! They are perfect for the holiday season, or anytime where you’re craving a comforting breakfast that gives you that warm and cozy feeling inside. Plus, they come together in only 5 simple steps. Does it get any better than that?!
Who knew that making pancakes in a blender could be so fun?! These apple spice oatmeal pancakes are whipped up right in a blender, and are fluffy, healthy, and super easy to make. And, since they’re naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and contain no flour or added sugars, they are perfect for kids. This is one of my most favorite breakfasts to whip up in a pinch!!
This is a recipe that I’ve developed during quarantine. If there’s anything good that’s come from quarantine, it’s 1. more time to focus on creating new recipes (yay!) and 2. I am able to spend more time in the kitchen making breakfast for the family. Since my husband isn’t rushing out the door to head to the office, we’ve put the frozen waffles and pancakes on hold for the foreseeable future, in exchange for freshly-made ones and quality time in the kitchen. And this recipe comes together so quick, I may never go back to frozen ever again.
One thing I hear from parents all the time is how they wish they could feed their kids healthier, but sometimes they just don’t have the time. And if that’s you, I totally GET IT. Truly! Even with my commitment to healthy eating and living, there are still days where I’m scrambling to get the boys fed, dressed, and out the door. And sometimes, even making something as simple as scrambled eggs can be hard.
My hope is that, through these recipes, I can help alleviate the struggle just a little bit, and create healthy, simple, and easy meals that you can hopefully feed your families, or yourself!
So with that said, let’s get into the recipe, shall we?!
You might be wondering, “But Nicole, where are the eggs?” And my response would be: there are none!
YEP, you read that right; NO EGGS. And look how fluffy these pancakes are!
It’s proof that you don’t always need eggs to achieve that fluffy texture. One banana does the trick, AND is sweet enough to sweeten this entire recipe without added sugar. No eggs and no sugar, just banana-y goodness. 🙂
You guys, it truly couldn’t be any easier than this. This batter comes together in the blender in about 30 seconds or less, although I like to let the batter sit for a minute or so to thickens up. But the choice is yours! 😉
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.
Cook for about 2 minutes or until you see little bubbles appear. Then flip to the other side and cook for another minute.
Repeat until all the batter is gone!
Add any toppings of choice. I always go with extra sautéed apples and maple syrup!
If you love this recipe, then you NEED to check out my other pancake recipes! I guarantee you’ll love them just as much.
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