CARAMEL APPLE PANCAKES
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Ingredients
  • Caramel Apple Pancakes
  • Wet ingredients
  • ⅓ cup leftover oatmeal / porridge (I used a creamy quinoa-oatmeal)
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin or sweet potato puree (a small ripe mashed banana will do also)
  • ⅓ cup apple sauce / apple pumpkin butter (you can use any kind of apple sauce, but homemade is always best - here's a good recipe :) )
  • ⅓ cup (or more if needed) plant-based milk (I use almond milk or oat milk)
  • 1-3 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet the apple sauce is)
  • + 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Dry ingredients
  • ½ cup oat flour (or other gluten-free flour of choice)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • + 1-2 tbsp coconut oil for the pan
  • Caramel Apple
  • 2-4 apples
  • Caramel sauce
  • 5 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp plant-based milk
  • ¼ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • Nut crumble
  • ⅓ cup chopped nuts (e.g.pecans, cashews)
Instructions
  1. Caramel apple pancakes: mix all wet ingredients + chia seeds and let set for about 5 minutes (while you mix the dry ingredients).
  2. Whisk all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Combine dry ingredients to wet ingredients little by little and mix gently. There might be a few lumps in the batter, no need to be completely smooth. Add more plant milk if batter looks too thick/dry. Let the batter rest for a few minutes while you warm up the pan.
  4. Warm ~1 tsp coconut oil in a pan (medium heat).
  5. Scoop three - four equal size big spoonfuls of batter onto the pan and cook for about 3 minutes until the edges become dry.
  6. Flip pancakes and cook for another 2 minutes (reduce heat if necessary).
  7. Repeat the process until batter is finished. Remember to add coconut oil before each round.
  8. Caramel sauce: mix all caramel sauce ingredients in a food processor / blender until smooth.
  9. Nut crumble: toast chopped nuts in a dry pan for a few minutes until golden brown. Be careful not to burn the nuts. Spread toasted nuts evenly on a large plate.
  10. Caramel apples: spread caramel sauce onto the apples and roll the apples in the nut crumble.
  11. Serve warm pancakes stacked with a caramel apple on top :)
Recipe by My Berry Forest at https://www.myberryforest.com/caramel-apple-pancakes/