Hey there, health-conscious foodies! Today, I've got a delicious and nutritious pancake recipe that'll make your mornings feel like a warm hug from the inside out. These Apple Crumble Pancakes are not only packed with flavor but also offer a great balance of essential nutrients. Plus, they're a fantastic way to sneak some fruit into your breakfast routine.
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 medium apple, shredded
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey (adjust to taste)
Butter for coating the pan
For the Yogurt-Maple Topping:
1/2 cup 5% plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
1. Shred the Apple:
Grate the apple using the large holes of a grater.
2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a mixing bowl, combine the whole oats and ground cinnamon.
3. Mix the Wet Ingredients:
In another bowl, whisk together the shredded apple, eggs, pure vanilla extract, and honey until well combined.
4. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures:
Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until combined. Let them sit for a couple of minutes as you prepare the pan so the oats can absorb any juices from the shredded apple.
5. Heat the Pan:
Place a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of butter to coat the surface.
6. Cook the Pancakes:
Pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the hot skillet for each pancake. Use a spoon to spread it out into a round shape.
7. Cook Until Golden Brown:
Cook the pancakes on each side or until they're golden brown and firm in the center. Low and slow is the name of the game for these pancakes so the apples and oats can cook well.
8. Prepare the Yogurt-Maple Topping:
In a small bowl, mix together the 5% plain Greek yogurt and 100% pure maple syrup until well combined. This creamy and sweet topping will make your pancakes taste like they're topped with apple crumble and ice cream!
9. Serve Warm:
Remove the pancakes from the skillet and keep them warm while you cook the rest of the batter. You can do this by placing them on a plate in a preheated oven at 200°F (93°C).
Serve your Apple Crumble Pancakes with a generous dollop of the irresistible Yogurt-Maple Topping. The combination of warm, cinnamon-infused pancakes with the cool and creamy yogurt-maple topping will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.
These pancakes are not only scrumptious but also a great source of fiber and essential nutrients. The shredded apple adds natural sweetness and a fruity flavor that pairs perfectly with the comforting notes of cinnamon and honey. And that Yogurt-Maple Topping? It's the cherry on top (figuratively speaking) that takes these pancakes to the next level of deliciousness. So, go ahead, treat yourself to these nutritious pancakes, and start your day on a deliciously healthy note!
Love, peace & health!