Whole Wheat Pancakes with “Baked” Apple Topping

Happy {Pancake} Sunday lovies!

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your time off before the week starts (with or without us) tomorrow. Ugh, I seriously need to find a way to make a decent living off flipping pancakes and snapping 100+ pictures of them…ahh, but that’s a whole other post entirely.

When I woke up this morning craving pancakes (seriously, it’s like my body just KNOWS it’s overdue for syrupy cakey goodness) and started looking through the pantry for ingredients, I realized I’ve never actually posted a basic pancake recipe.

After eyeing the Honeycrisp apples in the fruit basket, it took me all of about 5 minutes to decide what to make:

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Whole Wheat Pancakes with “Baked” Apple Topping: (serves 1)

    Vegan AND Sugar Free!

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ (optional)*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 modified flax egg (1/2 tablespoon ground flax + 1 1/2 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, melted (I used Earth Balance vegan spread)
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon milk* (I used Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla)

1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Prepare flax egg and allow to set.
3. Whisk together the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, combine flax egg, vanilla, butter, and milk.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry, stir until all flour is distributed.
6. Pour batter into greased skillet (I made 4 silver dollar pancakes) and allow to cook about 2-3 minutes per side or until crisp and brown.

*If omitting the wheat germ, also omit the extra 1 tablespoon of milk

“Baked” Apple Topping:

  • 1 medium sized sweet apple, diced with peel (I used a Honeycrisp)
  • water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Place diced apple pieces in a microwave-safe bowl and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl.
2. Cover top of bowl with plastic wrap, leaving a small vent on one side to allow steam to escape.
3. Cook on high for approximately 1 minute, drain, and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

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Pancakes

Apple topping

Walnuts

Cinnamon-Maple Walnut Syrup
(1 tablespoon walnut butter + 2 tablespoons maple syrup + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon)

I like a little pancake with my apples! 😉

What would be a good name for my dream breakfast/pancake restaurant?

I’m thinking “Lick My Spatula” just doesn’t portray the right feeling… 😉

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