RecipeApple-Cinnamon Pancakes with Lemon Yogurt Topping

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 43 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Sodium: 220 mg
Take Note

Contains Dairy

Contains Egg


Nobody should have to live without pancakes! While testing this gluten-free version, 10 “non-celiac” breakfast guests confirmed you do not need all-purpose wheat flour. Enjoy these flavorful flapjacks, which include extra calcium and fiber!

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This recipe makes 4 servings
  • 1¼ cups plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest grated
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅔ cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large apple diced (about 1 cup), preferably Golden Delicious

To make the topping: Whisk together 1 cup of yogurt, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. (Time-saving Tip: Substitute 1 cup of any Greek or traditional flavored yogurt for the yogurt topping to cut down on prep.)

To make the pancakes: In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Whisk until well-blended. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, ¼ cup of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture and fold until just combined. Stir in the diced apple.

Spray a griddle or large frying pan with oil spray, and heat over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, ladle about 2 tablespoons batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until small bubbles form around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes, and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the centers are cooked through. Serve immediately with the topping, or allow to cool and freeze in an air-tight container.

Serving Size: 4 mini pancakes