These apple, date, and oat pancakes are a delicious and healthy breakfast on day one and just as good reheated a few days later. Plus they’re made with minimal sugar.
The pancakes are made even healthier with oats in addition to flour, applesauce in place oil, and dates to reduce the amount of sugar. Feel free to try it without any sugar if you want, too!
I brought them to work with me a few days the next week. I just put them in the toaster and brought a small container of maple syrup. Meal prep pancakes!
Start by combining the wet ingredients in a large bowl. Then add the dry ingredients (minus the fruit). Whisk it until it’s just short of incorporated so you don’t over work the batter.
Add the dates and apples and stir to distribute the fruit.
Heat a large skillet and lightly wipe the pan with oil. Then drop ¼ c. of batter onto the skillet. I could fit three pancakes at a time in my pan.
Cook on the first side until the top is bubbly and the edges start to look dry. Then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
The Recipe: Healthy Apple Date Oat Pancakes
- ¾ cup all purpose flour (can use gluten-free)
- ½ cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 c. milk, regular or dairy free
- ¼ c. applesauce
- 1 egg
- ½ apple, chopped
- 3 dates, pitted and chopped
- Combine mllk, egg, and applesauce in a large bowl.
- Add flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- Whisk until almost incorporated, then add dates and apples. Stir well.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When heated, dip a paper towel in oil and lightly wipe pan with oil.
- Use a ¼ c. measure to pour batter into skillet. You should have room for 3 pancakes at a time.
- Cook until top bubbles and edges start to look dry. Then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove cooked pancakes to a plate.
- Continue until all batter is used.
- Top with chopped apples and maple syrup or powdered sugar.
1) Use gluten-free all purpose flour and gluten-free oats, if needed. I haven’t tested with any flours other than all purpose, so I can’t speak to whether other gluten-free flours will work.
2) Any non-dairy milk can be used to make this dairy free.
3) To reheat place pancakes in toaster for around 3 minutes.