Apple and oat pancakes recipe

Warm, oaty pancakes served with rich stewed apples – the perfect way to brighten up your weekend

Makes: 8 large pancakes

These are thick, hearty pancakes for mornings where you linger in a sunny spot with a book and a pot of tea. They are filled with all the best winter things – oats, apples, cinnamon – and stand up very well to reheating for an afternoon snack (or second breakfast helping!)

Ingredients

80 g almond meal

80 g brown rice flour

70 g buckwheat flour

70 g quick oats

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Greek/natural yoghurt

3/4 cup milk

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 heaped tablespoons brown sugar

1 medium apple, grated

Stewed apples to serve (recipe below)

Method

1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together almond meal, brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, quick oats, cinnamon, gluten free baking powder, and salt.

2. In a separate bowl whisk together yoghurt, milk, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar until well combined. Gently stir in apple.

3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add apple mixture. Whisk until just incorporated.

4. Heat a non-stick heavy bottomed frying pan over medium heat and add a little olive oil or butter to grease the bottom of the pan.

5. Add approximately 1/4 cup of batter to the pan. You may have to spread the mixture out a little in a circular shape. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the batter (about two minutes). Once most of the bubbles have popped, flip pancake over and cook for another two minutes on the other side.

6. Transfer pancake to a plate and keep covered while you repeat with the remaining batter. You may be able to cook more than one pancake at a time depending on the size of your frying pan.

7. To serve, top with stewed apples and other toppings if desired.

Stewed apples

Ingredients

1 medium apple, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons golden syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 tablespoon water

Method

1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Place over a low heat and cook, covered until apple is soft.

2. Uncover and cook until juices have thickened slightly. Serve with pancakes.

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