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german apple pancake

German Apple Flax Pancakes

They might look decadent but these delicious, fresh baked treats are naturally good for you (like always).
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: German
Keyword: baked, healthy
Servings: 6
Calories: 270kcal



  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup egg whites (about 8 large egg whites)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Mixture

  • 3 cored, halved and thinly sliced green apples
  • 1/4 cup Z sweet (a fantastic natural sweetener you can find at Whole Foods)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • To prepare batter, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, flax seeds, 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine egg whites, coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Let stand 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • To prepare apple mixture, coat bottom and sides of a 10 inch ovenproof skillet with cooking spray.
  • Combine 1/4 cup Z sweet, cinnamon; sprinkle half of mixture evenly over bottom and sides of pan. Arrange apple in an even spoke-like layer in pan.
  • Sprinkle apple with remaining sugar mixture.
  • Cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until mixture bubbles.
  • Slowly pour batter over apple mixture.
  • Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 (do not remove pancake from oven); bake an additional 13 minutes or until center is set.
  • Carefully loosen pancake with a spatula. Gently slide pancake onto a serving platter.
  • Sift powdered sugar over top. Cut into 6 wedges; serve immediately.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g