Apple cinnamon oatmeal pancakes for one

I can be a bit of a Debbie Downer. A Lame Lauren. A Party Poopin’ Petunia… okay now I’m just making these up. Point is, I suck at celebrating holidays.

Christmas? I meant to bake cookies for all my friends, but got busy and forgot. Canada Day? Tried to make a Canadian themed cheesecake, and when that failed I just stayed in and ate the mediocre leftovers instead of going out to see the fireworks. Halloween? I don’t even think I celebrated it this year.

So a few weeks ago when I realized Mardi Gras was coming up, I made it my mission to eat pancakes that day. And guess what? I did. I’m a little late on posting this recipe mind you, but at least I celebrated. Baby steps, folks.

Apple cinnamon oatmeal panckakes

Apple cinnamon oatmeal pancakes
Gluten free and dairy free

Serves 1

1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup rolled oats, ground into a flour
1/2 small apple, shredded (or 1/3 of a medium sized apple)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup egg whites
2 tbsp almond milk
Remainder of the apple, chopped
1/2 tsp cinammon
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp maple syrup

Cut the apple in half – shred one half and chop the other half. Then add the chopped apple only to a pan with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/3 cup of water. Let cook over medium low heat. If the water gets evaporated, just add more and continue cooking until the apple chunks are soft.

Then in a large bowl mix together the oats, oat flour, shredded apple, cinnamon, and baking powder. Then stir in the vanilla, egg whites, and almond milk. Stir until just combined.

Spray a pancake griddle with non-stick spray and heat it over medium heat. Scoop the batter into three pancakes on the griddle and let cook until golden on the bottom, then flip and cook until done.

Top with the apple chunks, maple syrup, and raisins.

Apple cinnamon oatmeal pancakes

Are you bad at celebrating holidays too?

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23 Responses to Apple cinnamon oatmeal pancakes for one

  1. hello apple cinnamon oatmeal pancakes! i may try you over the weekend!

  2. This look delicious, I’ll definitely have to give it a try

  3. Oooh, yummy! Apple cinnamon is such a wonderful combination! Delicious!

  4. Love single serve recipes like this! Can’t wait to make them!!

  5. mmm…pancakes. I’m on such a pancake/waffle/french toast kick lately. I feel like i’ve been better at celebrating holidays this year then I have been in the past – I’m not complaining!

  6. These sound SO awesome, Chelsea!! I cannot wait to try them :) I LOVE finding single serve recipes for things like pancakes!

  7. Oh these sound good! I really like oat pancakes and the addition of apple is fun!

  8. You basically described me to a tee. Heck, you’re doing a whole lot better than me because I didn’t even manage to get pancakes in on Pancake Tuesday. In my defence, I was in Hawaii… but still. These look delicious, though… and apples with cinnamon is the perfect morning combo.

  9. holly

    I can’t wait to make these! I love how it’s all ingredients I have around – no weird or expensive stuff (and no flour!! I NEVER bake so I have NO FLOUR in the house!!!)

  10. These look delicious! I made apple cider pancakes last year, and they were delicious, these look pretty similar so I am sure they are wonderful! Pancakes can be enjoyed anytime….literally, so this is still perfect! Yum!

  11. These look awesome and so easy! Hoping to make them this weekend when my mom comes!

  12. 1. Love the single serving recipe- and the ingredients are things I have on hand- you bet I’ll be giving them a go- especially since this weekend I’m celebrating the end of my challenge with a grilled cheese, bowl of oatmeal and…pancakes. I ignore holidays and just make them up. Like tonight it’s curried tuna patty day….yes.

    • Chelsea

      I love how you had a “1.” and then no other number in the list haha.

      Grilled cheese would totally be one of the first things I would want after doing that challenge! Followed by pizza, cheese, oatmeal, cheesecake, and fro yo!

  13. this looks great and better late than never! i love single serving recipes- perfect for single me!

  14. haha oh girl this was cute! I always forget those little holidays too but when I remember (like national iced coffee day yesterday) it is like the best thing ever! These pancakes look awesome and i am definitely adding them to my pinterest so they have a stronger chance of me remembering to make these!

  15. P

    Move over apple cinnamon oatmeal ;)!

  16. You are too cute girlie! It’s ALL about the baby steps! Haha! I love celebrating holidays, but I totally suck at remembering all the foodie ones…there’s too many and I swear half of them have contradicting dates! I mean, there’s like 3 different pancake days when you Google it! How about every day be pancake day…I think that’ll work just fine! ;)

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