German Apple Flax Pancakes

german apple pancake
German Apple Flax Pancakes

German Apple Flax Pancakes

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For years I avoided pancakes because foods that are extremely high in carbohydrates and low in protein can cause blood sugar spikes and dips. Compared to the average everyday pancake, this German apple pancake recipe is loaded with healthy protein and fiber. Best of all it's a guaranteed crowd pleaser because of its fluffy texture and beautiful appearance. The apple slices make it look like it came straight out of a German neighborhood cafe.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Servings 6
Calories 228 kcal


  • medium bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • 10-inch ovenproof skillet



  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar or organic cane sugar
  • tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon divided
  • 1 cup egg whites (from about 7 large eggs) preferably cage free
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup organic sugar
  • 3 unpeeled green apples halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp confectioners' (powdered) sugar
  • cooking spray


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, flax meal, sugar, salt, and ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl.
    ½ cup whole wheat flour, ½ tsp baking powder, ¼ cup ground flaxseed meal, 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar or organic cane sugar, ⅓ tsp fine sea salt, 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Beat together the egg whites, coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla in a small bowl. Add to the flour mixture and whisk well until combined. Let stand for 30 minutes.
    1 cup egg whites (from about 7 large eggs), 1 cup coconut milk, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Combine egg whites, coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Coat the bottom and sides of a 10-inch ovenproof skillet with cooking spray.
    cooking spray
  • Combine the organic sugar and remaining ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle half of the mixture evenly over the bottom and sides of the pan. Arrange the apple slices in the pan in a single layer, in a spoke pattern. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon mixture over the apples.
    1 tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ cup organic sugar, 3 unpeeled green apples
  • Cook over medium heat undisturbed until the mixture bubbles, about 8 minutes.
  • Carefully pour the batter evenly over the apple slices. Transfer to the oven, being careful not to spill the batter, and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F and bake until the center is set, about 13 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes, then gently loosen the pancake from the skillet with a spatula and slide onto a serving platter. Alternatively, if you can flip the pancake and plate it with the sliced apples displayed on top.
  • Sift the confectioners' sugar over the top. Cut into 6 wedges and serve warm.
    1 tbsp confectioners' (powdered) sugar



Serving: 1sliceCalories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 11gFiber: 4g
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