Healthy Apple Pancakes – High Protein Low Calorie

Healthy Apple Pancakes – High Protein Low Calorie

These healthy apple pancakes are inspired by my grandpa’s Polish recipe for fried apple pancakes. I, of course, had to tweak it to make them a healthier and higher protein option. And I succeeded BIG TIME! They are soft and moist. The flavor is out of this world! And only 3 main ingredients that do not include any flour, butter, oil or sugar!

To see detailed instructions, check this pancake video:

How many calories do apple pancakes have?

One apple pancake has 78 calories and 5 grams of protein. This recipe yields about 9 pancakes.

healthy apple pancakes

What is the healthiest way to eat pancakes?

The toppings are the key to make sure that these apple pancakes are a healthy breakfast

  • Greek yogurt is a great option instead using a whipping cream
  • Sugar free syrup
  • Berries are the best fruit – high in flavor and very low in calories

This way you can eat these pancakes every single day. It is a low calorie and high protein breakfast that will keep you full and satisfied.

What do you need to make healthy apple pancakes

  • Old fashioned oats – you can buy oat flour or grind oats yourself which is a cheaper option.
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt – I like to use Sugar free vanilla yogurt like Chobani. You can also use non fat Greek yogurt like Fage and add some monkfruit sweetener to sweeten the pancakes
  • Apples – any apples you like
  • Vanilla extract
  • Zest of half a lemon – turns out to be very important as it adds tons of flavor. Try it – you will be amazed!
healthy apple pancakes

How to make healthy apple pancakes

Prepare dry ingredients by grinding oats in a food processor. Alternatively, you can buy oat flour. Add baking powder.

Prepare wet ingredients. In a large bowl, crack 2 eggs and add 3 tablespoons of egg whites.

healthy apple pancakes
healthy apple pancakes

Add sugar free vanilla yogurt, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.

healthy apple pancakes
healthy apple pancakes

Grate one large apple (about 8 – 9 ounces)

Mix all ingredients

healthy apple pancakes
healthy apple pancakes

Preheat a large non stick pan on a medium high heat. Make sure the heat is not too high – the pancakes can burn quickly when on a high heat.

There is no need to use any butter or oil – they won’t stick to a non stick pan (unless it is scratched or burnt). If you like to use butter for flavor, you can lightly smear it over the pan: see the video on how I do it.

Apply pancake batter to a heated pan. It takes about 2 – 3 minutes per side. When you start seeing that the edges start setting and little bubbles form on top of the pancakes, they are ready to be flipped.

healthy apple pancakes
healthy apple pancakes

Note that the consistency of the pancakes is very moist. If you prefer your pancakes to be more dense and drier, use more oats than recipe requests or reduce the amount of yogurt you are using.

healthy apple pancakes
healthy apple pancakes

Healthy Apple Pancakes

These pancakes are great for breakfast, dessert or a snack. You can feel good about eating it as it has lots of nutrients that will keep you full. Serve it with sugar free sauce (see the video above), Greek yogurt and some sugar free syrup.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Polish
Servings 9
Calories 78 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (grinded) or oat flour 82 g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbs egg whites 46 g
  • 1 cup sugar free vanilla yogurt (chobani) 225 g/8 oz
  • 8 oz apple (large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • Prepare dry ingredients by grinding oats in a food processor. Alternatively, you can buy oat flour. Add baking powder.
  • Prepare wet ingredients. In a large bowl, crack 2 eggs and add 3 table spoons of egg whites.
  • Add sugar free vanilla yogurt, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Grate one large apple (about 9 ounces)
  • Mix all ingredients
  • Preheat a large non stick pan on a medium high heat. Make sure the heat is not to high – the pancakes can burn quickly when the heat is too high.
  • There is no need to use any butter or oil – they won't stick to a non stick pan (unless it is scratched or burnt).
  • Apply pancake batter to a heated pan. It takes about 2 – 3 minutes per side. When you start seeing that the edges start setting and little bubbles form on top of the pancakes, they are ready to be flipped.

Notes

Note that the consistency of the pancakes is very moist. If you prefer your pancakes to be more dense and drier, use more oats than recipe requests or reduce the amount of yogurt you are using.
Keyword apple pancakes, healthy pancakes, no flour pancakes, oat pancakes, sugar free pancakes


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