Apple Cinnamon Pancakes – Sugar-free and Vegans will love it!

Pancakes are great for early tailgates and to make sure that your little all-stars are energized for their games.  I love this recipe because all of the ingredients are natural and it taste so good.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 7 – 8 pancakes

1 cup whole-wheat flour*
1/2 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup almond milk
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 tbsp agave nectar (or honey+)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 apple*Substitute for gluten-free flour for a recipe without gluten+Using honey makes the recipe vegetarian, not vegan
2 Medium mixing bowls
Mixing spoons
Apple corer
2 quart saucepan
Griddle or frying pan



1. Combine whole-wheat flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and mix with a spoon (dry ingredients).

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2. In a separate medium mixing bowl, combine almond milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and applesauce (wet ingredients).  Do not mix.


3. Melt coconut oil over low heat in a saucepan.

4. Pour melted coconut oil in mixing bowl with wet ingredients.
5. Use blender to mix wet ingredients.

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1. Melt about a teaspoon of coconut oil on medium heat in frying pan.
2. Scoop a 1/4 cup of batter and pour in pan.

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3. Cook pancake until batter begins to bubble (approximately 1 to 2 minutes).
4. Use spatula to flip pancake and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Continue until all of the batter is used.

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6. Use apple-corer to core apple. Slice apples with knife into thin slices.

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7. Plate pancakes and apples. Garnish with cinnamon.
8. Serve with agave nectar.  (You can also use honey or unsweetened apple jam.)


Touchdown!  Try this recipe. Comment and let me know if you missed the sugar or syrup.

Get in the game!

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm

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Shavannia Williams

Shavannia is the founder of Heels & Helmets and editor of its e-magazine, She also writes the football column, Gridiron, for the e-magazine. A sports marketing professional with over 13 years of experience, Ms. Williams has worked with the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, and WNBA. As the owner of a marketing firm, Shavannia’s client roster includes: DC Women’s Business Center, NFL Players and United Way NFL Partnership. Her love for football began at The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she worked for Michigan Football and received her B.A. in Sport Management and Communication. She is excited to bring talented women together to provide a resource to help other ladies “join the conversation at the office” and enhance their business relationships. Follow her on twitter @MzGridiron.
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