We had a jar of stewed apple cinnamon chunks that needed eating. I had a bag of banana flour that needed experimenting with. Naturally therefore, I was left with no other choice but to create some apple cinnamon hotcakes. This was the perfect start to a delicious day off with my son – ok, I’m quickly writing out this recipe before we go out. Partly because I want to share it with you guys and partly because otherwise I’m scared I’ll forget what I did. They’re super easy, friendly to almost all dietaries except no-egg peeps, sorry. You could try and do a half batch and make up a chia or flax gel instead, and let me know how it works for you!
So these are super easy, super fluffy and super delicious – A great cold treat in the lunch box too!
What you need
1/2 cup stewed apples (if you don’t have any, just rough chop a large apple and stew it with 4-6 tablespoons water as needed to stop apples sticking and 1 tsp ground cinnamon for about 15 minutes on low heat in a saucepan. We don’t add sweeteners. Nature’s got it all in there already as intended. If you’re new to reducing added sugars, just give it a go.)
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp banana flour (available from health shops or use 2/3 cup of your gluten free flour of choice or spelt if not gluten free )
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
1 tsp baking soda / bicarb soda
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 pinch salt
What to do
Set a frying pan to heat on medium with a knob of butter or coconut / avocado oil.
Mix all the ingredients with a spoon in a bowl until well combined. Leave to stand for a minute. If it’s super runny, just add a heaped tbsp whatever flour you’re using and stir it in)
Spoon onto pan once it’s up to a solid medium temperature and cook 2 minutes per side until deep brown.
Serve with whatever you have / enjoy. I served it as you can see, with stewed apples to which I added a little coconut cream, fresh strawberries and coconut yoghurt.
And there you have it – as you can see, a hit with the little man! Super simple and I dare say, although I’ve not yet tried, you could double batch this, cook it all up, and freeze a few to toast for quick snack / breakky. We’re normally the hot breakfast types with eggs, mushrooms, spinach, bacon or similar… But sometimes it just had to be hotcakes. So make ’em real, make ’em nourishing, and enjoy every bite!
Real Food. Happy Bodies.