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Apple Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

  • Author: Amanda @ Running with Spoons
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving; about 6-7 pancakes 1x



For the pancakes

  • 1/4 cup (60 g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg white
  • 12 Tbsp (1530 ml) unsweetened almond milk*
  • optional: 1/2 Tbsp (8 ml) sweetener (honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, etc.)

For the sautéed apples:

  • 1 tsp (5 ml) coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Make the pancake batter:

  1. Add pancake ingredients to a blender in the order listed, and blend until oats are broken down and batter is smooth. Let the batter sit for a few minutes while you prepare the apples.

Make the sautéed apples:

  1. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add coconut oil and maple syrup. When the oil has melted, add apple cubes and cinnamon, mixing to ensure the apple cubes are well coated. Cover and let simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until apple is as soft as you want it to be.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Make the pancakes:

  1. In the same skillet that you used to sauté the apples, add enough coconut oil or cooking spray to ensure that the skillet is well coated. I used about 1/2 tsp for each batch.**
  2. Using a scant 1/4 cup (60 ml) measuring cup, drop batter onto skillet and cook until the edges look dry and bubbles begin to form on the tops of the pancakes, about 2 minutes. Using a spatula, flip and cook for about 2 more minutes on the other side. Repeat until all the batter is gone, making sure to coat your skillet again with oil between each batch.
  3. Remove from heat and top with the sautéed apples and more maple syrup, if desired.


* start with 1 Tbsp (15 ml) of almond milk and only add a second if you feel the batter is too thick.
** If you are not making the apples beforehand, preheat your skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray or oil. You want to make sure that it’s very hot before you start cooking your pancakes.

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