Nothing say fall like the taste and aroma of cinnamon and apples cooking! My husband and I were walking through the applefest in our town last weekend. The aroma of apples and cinnamon were everywhere! My husband, not having any of my food issues bought many wonderful baked apple treats. When we got home I immediately took out some Upside Down Apple Caramel Cake from my freezer. Delicious!
Sunday morning I decided that I had to whip up a batch of my Apple Cinnamon Pancakes and add a lovely warm Apple Maple Syrup for the top. This is the ultimate in apples and cinnamon! Try them together or separately.
Double Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Egg Free/ Refined Sugar Free)
1/2 c. gluten free flour mix
1/2 c. sorghum flour (or 1/2 c. more of gluten free flour)
1/2 c. ground flax
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. coconut oil plus a little extra for cooking (or other mild oil)
2 c. milk alternative (I use coconut milk)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 c. grated apple ( I used gala and kept on the skins)
Apple Maple Syrup:
2 c. apples- peeled and diced (I used two gala)
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
2/3 c. maple syrup
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
To make Pancakes:
In a small bowl whisk together flours, flax, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a medium size bowl stir together coconut oil, milk alternative, lemon juice and grated apple. Add in dry mixture and stir thoroughly.
Put 1/2 tsp. coconut oil in skillet that is on medium heat. Laddle in approximately 3 Tablespoons of pancake batter onto hot skillet, flattening batter slightly.
Cook approximately 3 minutes on first side or until top is covered with bubbles, then carefully flip over pancake cooking another two minutes. Add more oil as needed.
Makes approximately 8 pancakes. Pancakes freeze well.
To make Apple Maple Syrup:
In an medium size pan over medium low heat melt coconut oil and add diced apples and cinnamon. Let simmer approximately five minutes stirring occasionally.
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