Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

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Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes made with coconut flour and applesauce make a delicious, Paleo friendly pancake that you will love.

239 CALORIES 16g CARBS 12g FAT 16g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(7 Old SmartPoints™)
(6 PointsPlus®)

Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes pack in so much delicious apple and cinnamon flavor and are surprisingly low in carbs, paleo friendly, and gluten free.

In my opinion, the combination of cinnamon and apples makes the very best addition to pancakes. I am getting hungry just thinking about it, especially since we are in the prime of apple season. As kids we would go apple picking every year and come home with mountains of apples that would inevitably find there way into all kinds of dishes. Most of them would end up in my grandmother's incredible homemade applesauce, but as we began to hit raw apple overload, we would have to get creative. Baked goods, oatmeal, savory pork and chicken dishes, you name it. But one of my favorites was always pancakes.

The trick to keeping these cinnamon apples pancakes low carb is using unsweetened applesauce and coconut flour. You could also add some apple extract to bump up the apple flavor even more. Everything is combined in the blender to make a super easy batter and then you can make pancakes or waffles. If you aren't watching carbs too closely, consider adding shredded apples to the batter for even more apple goodness.

Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes on a plate with powdered sugar.

Now let's talk toppings since any good pancakes has got to have some amazing toppings. Usually I like to top these with melted nut butter - almond butter or peanut butter warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave and drizzled over top. If I am not watching my carbs, I like to top these with grated raw apples or some quickly sauteed apples. Honey, maple syrup, apple butter, and powdered sugar are also all delicious.

Here are some things to keep in mind when making these Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes:

  • Make sure to choose an unsweetened applesauce if you are watching carb counts since sweetened applesauce has a lot of added sugar and carbohydrates.
  • If you want a lower calorie option, you can substitute half of the eggs with egg whites.
  • These pancakes can also be made with a canned pumpkin or squash puree instead of the applesauce. Usually I add pumpkin spice instead of the cinnamon when I make this combination.
  • Play with the amount of Stevia in this recipe to get it to the sweetness you like. I don't like my pancakes very sweet but I know a lot of people do.

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Here are some of the products and tools I used in this recipe:

  • Coconut flour: Since coconut flour can be expensive in the grocery store, I usually buy it in bulk on Amazon. This is the brand I usually buy since it is organic, non GMO, and under $3 per pound.

This post originally appeared in 2013 but has been updated with new photos and additional recipes tips and tricks.

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The Recipe

Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 8 U eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Stevia (or to taste)

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Instructions

  1. Add everything to a blender and blend until you have a smooth, pourable batter. If needed add a touch of milk, almond milk, or water.
  2. Spray a hot griddle/pan with cooking spray. Add about 1/4 cup pancake batter. Once bottom browns and pancake becomes firm, flip and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2-3 pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239
Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 372mg
124%
Sodium 786mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 8g
30%
Sugars 4g
Protein 16g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes
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1 Comment
On Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Pancakes
January 2, 2018 - 16:21
These look delicious! is there anything I can substitute for coconut flour? I have a family member who has an allergy to coconut.
Thank you!
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