Apple Maple-Glazed {Vegan} Pancakes

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Apples and plaid are FARMERS MARKET FRESH (#FMF) right now!  So grab a few from your local farmers and give this delish apple recipe a try . . . Apple Maple-Glazed Pancakes . . . Oh, and did I mention these bad boys happen to be gluten-free and vegan?  You can thank me later ;D  It's kinda like a breakfast apple pie . . .  And who doesn't like pie for breakfast?!

If you want to fancy it up, try layering the pancakes in a mason jar with the apples in between.  It's super easy to do, but a quick way to impress your guests.

Apple Maple-Glazed {Vegan} Pancakes (serves 2-4)

Total Time: about 20 min

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 tablespoons flaxmeal
  • 6 tsp coconut oil, divided (3 & 3)
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter, plus more for serving
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl , combine banana, almond milk, flaxmeal, and 3 tsp coconut oil.  Let stand until thick about 10 minutes.
  2. Whisk in oat flour, orange juice, baking powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.  Spoon 1/4 cup batter onto skillet and flatten into 3 inch rounds with a spatula.  Cook until golden, flipping once, about 6 minutes each side.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon vegan butter, and add apples, stirring to coat until starting to caramelize. Add the water, cooking until water has evaporated and apples are tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Pour in the maple syrup and a dash of ground cinnamon; simmer for a minute to combine.
  6. Top pancakes with apple maple glaze and some additional warm maple syrup or maple agave nectar.

Pancake recipe inspired by wholeliving.com