Protein-Packed Bliss: German Apple Pancakes


Protein-Packed Bliss: German Apple Pancakes

Tired of the carb-loaded pancake rollercoaster? Say hello to a game-changer! Our German Apple Pancake recipe is here to save the day.
For years, I steered clear of pancakes due to their blood sugar rollercoaster effect. But this recipe is a different story. Packed with healthy protein and fiber, it's your ticket to a delicious breakfast without the spikes and dips.
But wait, there's more! Not only is it kind to your body, but it's also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser with its fluffy texture and the kind of beauty that belongs in a German neighborhood cafe.
Those apple slices? They're the secret to that authentic touch. And they are in season! 🍏
Ready to indulge in pancake perfection? Give our German Apple Pancakes a whirl and let your taste buds dance to the flavors of health and happiness.
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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: baked, breakfast, Christmas, healthy, high protein, thanksgiving
Servings: 8
Calories: 228kcal


  • 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 teaspoon ground cinnamon divided
  • 1 cup egg whites (from about 7 eggs, preferably cage free)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup organic sugar
  • 3 green apples unpeeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp confectioners' (powdered) sugar


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, flax meal, sugar, salt, and ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • 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.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Coat the bottom and sides of a 10-inch ovenproof skillet with 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.
  • 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.



Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 4g

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