What’s better than apple pie? How about apple pie pancakes? These pancakes are made with buckwheat, which is actually gluten free. They are also vegan. And they taste like apple pie. Can you think of anything better than eating a stack of these on a crisp, autumn morning? They’re also perfect to serve your holiday guests for breakfast or brunch. Get the recipe…
Pancakes are the ultimate comfort food. They are also a lot of fun to eat. I have no idea why, but you can’t argue with the facts. I can seriously eat an entire stack. I have no shame.
Ahhhhh… buckwheat. Despite having wheat in the title, it does not contain wheat. It’s actually an ancient grain, a seed, and it’s wheat and gluten free. It has a deep, rich flavor, so it’s a grand slam for fall baking.
Buckwheat is high in protein and fiber, it has 12 amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and may help with lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, improving digestion, and relieving constipation. Buckwheat contains approximately 11-14 grams of protein per 100 grams. It also contains manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, and folate.
Apples are always at the top of the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list. Even if you can’t afford to purchase organic produce, at least try to purchase organic apples. Also, you should be aware of the new non-browning apples. It is me, or does learning about pesticides and genetically modified food scare you half to death? We have two apple trees growing in our backyard. You know what I love – being apple to pick apples from the tree and know that I’m eating something pure, fresh, organic, and homegrown.
If you don’t have Apple Pie Spice, you can add a combination of cinnamon, ginger, Allspice, cardamon, and nutmeg.
Buckwheat Apple Pie Pancake Recipe
Buckwheat Apple Pie Pancakes - Gluten Free and Vegan
- 2 Cups Buckwheat Flour
- 1 Vegan Egg
- 1 TBSP Apple Pie Spice
- 1 1/2 - 2 Cups Apple Cider
- 1 Cup Applesauce
- 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
- Vegan Butter
In a medium-size bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except for the apple cider.
Gradually add the apple cider and stir until the batter is the consistency of pancake batter.
Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Melt a pat of vegan butter in the skillet.
Add pancake batter to your desired size pancake.
Gluten free pancakes will NOT bubble like normal pancakes - check for when the bottom is golden brown and then flip.
Remove from the skillet when the other side is golden brown.
Add another pat of vegan butter to the skillet in between batches.
Serve with maple syrup.
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