Apple Pie Protein Pancakes with Pecan Butter Glaze

Yes it’s a PANCAKE recipe. No waffles this week. (well I made them, just didn’t photograph or post any). So I saved this apple pie pancake recipe for the start of apple-pie-recipe season or as most people call it – Fall. It is my favorite and I get more and more excited for it each day I walk out of the apartment and it’s a little bit cooler. 🙂

Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

I haven’t made pancakes in so long because I couldn’t get them to work without an egg in the batter. Granted I only tried once and it took me about 6 attempts to get the waffle one right. And I’m STILL tweaking that recipe to make it better. However, one of these days I need to get back to pancakes because that’s what I got started with – it’s all in the name!

Yes I made these in the summer and I have no shame. Apples are delicious and so was this stack of super healthy, gluten free and dairy free high protein pancakes.

Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

Sauteeing the apples in a little oil and cinnamon plus the date-syrup-pecan-butter sauce are what makes these pancakes so good. That’s usually the case – it’s not the pancakes or waffles themselves that are so amazing – it’s what I put on top of them. I usually mix up a nut butter with date syrup or maple syrup and then thin it with milk – that’s my basic recipe. I like to thin it with milk because then it’s easy to drizzle over the whole waffle without having to use a ton of nut butter or sugary syrup (even the all-natural kind is still sugar!). Then there’s the chopped fruit, like the apples in this case. Sometimes I also put some chocolate chips or shredded coconut in the mix – all depends on what flavor I’m going for!

 The protein powder I use is my absolute favorite I’ve ever used. I switched off whey a while back and noticed two significant changes:
  1. Not as bloated
  2. Less adult acne

Plus as far as plant proteins go and naturally sweetened ones – this is the best-tasting I’ve come across. But enjoy apple pie for breakfast using your favorite protein, and just remember – the amount of milk will change with the type of protein powder!

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Apple Pie Protein Pancakes with Pecan Butter Glaze

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

Apple Pie Pancakes

  • 1/2 mashed sweet potato about 1/4 cup
  • 1 egg
  • 30g vanilla protein powder plant-based
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • unsweetened almond to thin
  • 1/2 tsp each ginger +nutmeg or 1 tsp allspice, optional

Pecan Butter Glaze

  • 2 tbsp date syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Pecan Butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • splash of almond milk to thin

Cinnamon Apples

  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

Apple Pie Pancakes

  1. Mash sweet potato in a small bowl with the egg, vanilla, and about 1/4 cup almond milk.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together so there are no clumps
  3. pour the wet mixture into the dry and add more milk to achieve the right consistency. Batter should be thin and pourable.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup onto a heated non-stick saucepan sprayed with olive oil
  5. Wait for it to bubble, then flip and cook for another minute. If your pan is large enough, do multiple waffles at a time.
  6. Continue cooking until batter is gone. Should make about 4 waffles.

Cinnamon Apples

  1. Heat coconut oil in a small saucepan on medium heat
  2. Add the diced apples and stir until they soften a little
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and continue cooking until they are as soft as you like them and well-coated in the cinnamon.

Pecan Butter Glaze

  1. Microwave the date syrup (maple syrup) and pecan butter together for about 20-30 seconds
  2. Stir in a little milk until mixture thins out.
  3. Pour over pancakes and top with apples. Enjoy!

 

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