Apple Pie Oat Pancakes

It’s that apple, pie and apple pie time of year! But let’s be honest, pies are a lot of work. Filling, bottom crust, lattice work, tiny dough leaves for a “festive feel”. Screw the festive feel. Plus dessert for breakfast isn’t as universally socially acceptable as most of us/I would like. So how can we satisfy those undeniable cravings for pie in the a.m. without the guilt? Apple pie oat pancakes!

Note/Good news: These are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, so gather everyone around the table. Now there’s really no excuse for family and friends not to join in on pigging out on pie for breakfast.

Double apple oat pancakes.



Double apple oat pancakes.

Apple Pie Oat Pancakes

Gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free apple pie oat pancakes to satisfy those dessert-for-breakfast cravings.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


Caramelized Apples

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced

Oat Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour*
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tbsp honey, or maple syrup if vegan
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


Caramelized Apples

  1. Add coconut oil, brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir often to dissolve sugar and boil for 1 minute. 

  2. Reduce to medium-low heat and add apples. Cook for 8-10 minutes, depending on how tender you'l like the apples, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

Oat Pancakes

  1. Whisk together oat flour and baking powder in a large bowl to combine. Add almond milk, honey and applesauce and whisk until batter in smooth. Let sit 10 minutes with oats absorb moisture. 

  2. Heat a pan over medium heat and add coconut oil. Once hot, spoon in about 1/3 cup of the batter. Once the batter begins bubbling, gently flip. Cook for 1-2 more minutes until golden and cooked through. Serve topped with warm caramelized apples.


*Making oat flour is super easy: just pulse oats in a food processor until they turn into flour. I like to keep mine a bit coarse for some texture, but feel free to pulse the oats until very fine.

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