Monday, May 14, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

gluten free pancakes

I'm following Weight Watchers to lose a little extra weight I packed on over the winter! These apple cinnamon oatmeal pancakes provide a healthy breakfast and are gluten free as well. With  just 4 points plus for the entire recipe which makes 4 small pancakes or one giant pancake, it's a satisfying meal.

What I really like about these pancakes is the spices:  pure natural vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger mixed with fresh grated apple. Can you imagine how fragrant and delicious!!!.My husband ( who does not need to lose weight)  loved them too. Of course he put some nut butter and banana topping on his.

  My Secret Recipe Club blog assignment for May is Successful2gether , and that is where I found the recipe..I literally found 8 breakfast recipes using oatmeal which were naturally gluten free ( if you buy GF oats) .

 I can't even begin to tell how good the pancakes were and how much variety they added to my Weight Watcher breakfasts!

 It's a wonderful pancake whether you are watching your weight or not . It also could be a good way to get kids to eat oatmeal.  Oats are said to bring down cholesterol and add needed fiber to the diet.

So, if you like pancakes, enjoy.
I topped my pancakes with  mashed banana ( fabulous);  I topped my husband's pancakes with my banana peanut butter topping ( amazing).  We were both very happy.

The recipe called for a packet of sweetener , which I omitted, but I think it was great without it.

Recipe for one; (can be doubled)
1/3 cup of  quick oats ( I used gluten free oats)
1 egg ( I use eggland's Best which has 25% less saturated fat)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch of  ground ginger ( optional) ( I used fresh grated ginger because I love it)
1/2 apple, grated

Beat egg, add oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and grated apple. Mix well and drop pancakes onto a warmed oil sprayed skillet. Turn over when browned and then brown the other side. It can be made into 3-4 small pancakes or one big pancake.

I measured 1/3 cup Gluten Free Oats ( bought at health food store)

I Mixed the Ingredients
cooked in a skillet

Pancakes and mashed banana -yum
Here is another version of the same recipe.
 I used the exact same recipe, but I wanted to try making the oats into a flour-like consistancy, so I  the oats in a spice grinder  I included this version because my husband liked it this way too.

Grind the oats by pulsing a few times

I ground the oats in a spice mill ( and added the cinnamon and ginger


They came out a little smoother

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  1. Appreciation for great content. I’m certainly glad I had taken the time to learn this.

  2. I like that you tried it both ways--with the whole oats and the "oat flour" Thanks for sharing how both turned out.

  3. I love that these are gluten free, my mom and sister will love this. Apple and cinnamon is one of my favourite flavor combinations.

  4. Oh, those pancakes must smell so amazing with all the apple and spices in them ... :)

    1. Mary,
      The smell was amazing with the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger with the apples. It smelled like apple pie

  5. Judee i loved making your breakfast cookies! I am not sick of them and have made about 4 batches. So glad i found your blog. I am going to make these oatmeal cakes. Yum!

  6. Fantastic recipe, I love these are as they are such a healthy ones with whole oats.., must have tasted yum.., lovely clicks

  7. I love how you ground the oats :) I am so glad you enjoyed visiting my blog and found a recipe you love ;) you are welcome back anytime!

    1. I ground the oats and it came out smoother. You site is awesome and I love all the WW recipes. I've got a list of breakfast ideas to try.

  8. Wow, there's a lot of pancakes in our SRC group this month! Something must be in the air! These look AMAZING and will be gracing my table soon!

    be sure to check out May is avocado and asparagus month! We'd love if you'd link up any recipes you may have!

    1. Betsy,
      Thanks for letting me know about the avocado and asparagus potluck. I'll be over to check it out.

  9. Those look very tasty, Judee. Nice. Meredith will probably give the oats a try. She frequently adds bran as well.

    I'm sorry to admit that the pancakes I made Meredith for Mother's Day were from a package. My goal was to make pretty shapes with a squeeze bottle, and pancakes aren't my thing to begin with (they're Meredith's speciality).

    1. Dan,
      What a great idea to use a squeeze bottle for the batter to make shapes. I've gotta try that!

  10. I am a big ginger fan. I'll bet these smell amazing while they're cooking. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. A great combination for your awesome pancakes!
    Cooking with you in the SRC-B
    Miz Helen

  12. Love it! Pinned :)

  13. Those spices do sound yummy for breakfast oatmeal, thanks for sharing with Hearth & Soul. :)

  14. three of my favorite ingredients.Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

  15. It's so hard to find a healthy pancake recipe, and who wants to live without pancakes just cause you are on a diet??? Nice choice and thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Breakfast Ideas Mondays!

  17. Now this is how to make pancakes. The cinnamon, ginger, and apples sound like a great way to start the day. Or end it--we often have pancakes for supper lately.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing these!

  18. Oh wow! I now have this weekend's breakfast planned ☺ They look tantalizing as I'm sitting here with my first cup of coffee, imagining how wonderful they taste. Thanks for sharing!


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