Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes- these are gluten-free, easy to throw together, and super yummy!

I’m happy to report that my apple trees are planted snuggly in the ground thanks to my husband waking up early on a Saturday morning and helping me dig holes in freezing weather. Everyone keeps asking me very confused “is this the right time of year to be planting apple trees!?” to which I respond “I dunno. But the lady I bought the trees from said it was okay and offered me a 1 year money back guarantee if anything happens to the trees”. So, we have apple trees. (!!!)

Right now they kind of just look like 6 feet tall sticks in the ground but I’m told that they’ll grow big enough to actually produce fruit by next year.

When I was in Mexico last Fall, I bought a really cool hammock and carried the ridiculously shaped thing through multiple airports to get it home. My ultimate dream is that I can eventually (probably in a few years) hang the hammock between 2 of the apples trees. I haven’t actually researched whether or not apple trees can support something like that but it’s a dream that I have. Bonus points if any apples fall on my head.

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes- these are gluten-free, easy to throw together, and super yummy!

So, these Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes. They’re an ode to my growing little farm that I refer to as ‘Britnell Farms’ on a regular basis even though our property is well under 2 acres. One day I hope to be able to make these pancakes with the eggs from my chickens and the apples from my trees.

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes- these are gluten-free, easy to throw together, and super yummy!

As pancakes go, they’re very easy to make BUT full disclaimer: this is NOT an “omg these taste just like normal pancakes” kind of recipe. It’s just not. They also cook a bit different than your average pancake. You need to cook these on a low heat for about double the amount of time that you would normally cook pancakes. If you try and cook them on a high heat for a quicker time, they’re fall apart a bit.

They are however SUPER yummy and a bit more nutritious than your average pancakes.

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes- these are gluten-free, easy to throw together, and super yummy!

When it comes to protein powders: I have yet to find a protein powder that I love. I’ve been using a plant based protein power from an online company that I can’t even remember. Sara from Cake Over Steak recently recommended that I try Vega protein so I’ve got that on my list to try. Any good recommendations?Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes- these are gluten-free, easy to throw together, and super yummy!

These pancakes also freeze well and make for a great on the go breakfast. Just heat them up in the microwave for a minute and you’ve got an easy breakfast.

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes- these are gluten-free, easy to throw together, and super yummy!

If you’re looking for a gluten-free, healthier/ more nutritious pancake, I highly recommend these!! You could substitute the apples out for other fruit as well including berries or even a bit more banana.

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes- these are gluten-free, easy to throw together, and super yummy!

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Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes


  • Author: B. Britnell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed (the recipe could be made without this)
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 medium apple, finely chopped (peeled if desired)
  • cooking spray/ coconut oil
  • for topping: chopped nuts, extra chopped apple, and maple syrup/ agave

Instructions

  1. Mash the bananas in a large bowl and then whisk in the eggs.
  2. Stir in the protein powder, flaxseed, almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple. Stir until fully mixed together. If batter seems a bit too thick, add more almond milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium LOW heat and grease with cooking spray or coconut oil. Pour the batter onto the skillet ~1/2 cup at a time and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side. Flip gently and cook for an additional 6 minutes on the other side.
  4. Repeat with all of the batter.
  5. Top your pancakes with chopped apple, chopped buts, and a bit of maple syrup/ agave.
  6. ENJOY!! :)

Notes

These are NOT like normal pancakes. The consistency is a bit denser and therefore they NEED to be cooked at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time than your average pancakes. Additionally, they don’t hold together quite as well so be careful when you’re flipping them.

  • Category: Breakfast