Apple Pie for Breakfast…Oh Yes!

Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts during this time of season.   The calories that come with apple pie though, not so great.  I thought about many ways I could make a healthier version of apple pie, and that’s how apple pie pancakes were born!  Try topping these pancakes with the apple-pecan compote or a la mode.    

Apple Pie Pancakes
Makes 4 pancakes
2/3 C.Flour, any kind (I used Buckwheat Flour) – If you feel like it’s too liquidy add 2 Tbsp more flour.
2 Tbsp. Rolled Oats
1/2 C. Apple, finely chopped
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2/3 tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp.  Maple Syrup
1/3 C. Milk or Almond Milk
1 Tbsp. Oil
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add wet. Mix, but don’t over mix. Cook on an oiled (or sprayed) pan, on low-medium, flipping each pancake once. Top with apple compote and/or ice cream.
Apple Compote
1/2 Apple, Diced
1/2 Apple, thin slices
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
½  tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
¼ C. Orange Juice
¼ C. Pecans, roughly chopped

Heat a small pan on medium heat and add apples (no oil).  Stir the apples for about a minute, until they start to heat up.  Add all the ingredients and cook on medium heat for a few minutes until the orange juice and apple mixture turns to a syrup consistency.  Serve immediately.  

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14 thoughts on “Apple Pie for Breakfast…Oh Yes!”

  1. What a great idea. I love how you came up with a healthier alternative to apple pie. The apple compote would be great with other desserts, too, I bet.

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