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Grain-Free Apple Walnut Pancakes

Grain-Free Apple Walnut Pancakes

Grain-Free Apple Walnut Pancakes are the best way to start your day!

Grain-free Apple Walnut Pancakes

Author: Seasonal and Savory

Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup walnut pieces

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • pinch of ground cloves (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil (or melted coconut oil)

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup grated apple (one medium apple)

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water


  1. Place the walnuts in a food processor (or grind in a food mill) and pulse until they are the texture of sand. A few larger chunks are fine.

  2. Stir together the ground walnuts, coconut flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves. Whisk in the vanilla, honey, walnut oil, eggs, and grated apple, plus 1/4 cup of the water. Let the batter rest for about five minutes, to let the coconut flour expand. At this point, stir in more water if the batter is too thick. You want this about the thickness of regular pancake batter.

  3. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat and add the batter about a scant third of a cup at a time. If the batter is thick, use your ladle to smooth it out into a thinner circle on the skillet. Cook the first side until the edges start to look dry and there are steam bubbles in the center of the cake. Flip carefully, and cook for a minute or two on the opposite side. Repeat with remaining batter. This makes about eight cakes.

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