Sunday, February 23, 2014

No Sugar Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

It's another addition of Pancake Sunday! On the menu this morning.... No Sugar Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes.

This delicious no-sugar pancake recipe is actually a version of our Healthy Applesauce Oatmeal Pancake recipe! While I was out for a run this morning, I got the idea to use the blender to pulverize old-fashioned oats to make an oat flour to substitute for some of the white flour the pancake recipe called for. I wanted my pancakes to be healthy, light and fluffy but using old-fashioned oats whole can make the pancakes on the denser and heavier side. So I decided to try the blender to make the oats into an oat flour... and mix the pancake batter... and it worked!!!

These No Sugar Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes turned out moist, hearty, just-sweet-enough, with a nice texture from the chopped apples. They are filling, but not too dense. Using the blender to make the oat flour, mix the pancake ingredients, and pour the batter made clean-up a breeze. Another Pancake Sunday success! Yum.

Note - You could use oat flour if you have it! 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats yields about 1 cup of oat flour.

No Sugar Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes
based on a recipe from

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup fat-free milk (I used vanilla soy)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped apples

Pour the oats into a blender. Pulse until oats are ground into a flour-like texture.

Add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and cinnamon to the blender. Pulse for a few seconds.

Next add the milk, applesauce, egg whites, and vanilla to the blender; pulse until mixed. Scrape the sides of the blender and mix again.

Stir in chopped apples.

Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a heated griddle coated with cooking spray. Cook until bubbles appear on the top; turn and cook until lightly browned.

Makes about 10 pancakes.

These pancakes are DELICIOUS!!!! A great way to start the day... :)




  1. If I don't have or want to use applesauce should I substitute something else or will it be ok?

  2. Hi! You could use vegetable oil or melted butter (if you're not worried about calories) :) Or you could use 2 large eggs, instead of the 4 egg whites.