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Grain-Free Apple Pie Pancakes

Grain-Free Apple Pie Pancakes


I give you Apple Pie Pancakes!


These bring home all the tastes of apple pie, but in pancake form. Warm, golden pancakes with little bites of sweet, juicy apples topped with a buttery maple apple pie topping. Oh yes.

  apple pie pancake bites

Does it get any better?


The answer is no. No, it doesn’t get any better. Well, unless you eat these with a side of bacon because we all know bacon makes everything better.


These really are ridiculously good and they make the perfect weekend breakfast treat. I hope you’ll get a chance to make them soon!


Grain-Free Apple Pie Pancakes
Serves: Makes 18-20 pancakes
  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium heat in a skillet.
  2. Add in the diced apples and cinnamon.
  3. Cook until apples are soft, about 5-8 minutes
  4. While apples are cooking, mix your pancake ingredients by combining eggs, milk, honey, and vanilla and then adding in coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  5. When the apples are done cooking, fold half of the apple mixture into the pancake batter and stir.
  6. Add to the apples left in the skillet, the 3 tablespoons milk, butter and maple syrup and stir until butter is melted. Set aside this apple pie topping until the pancakes are finished cooking.
To cook your pancakes:
  1. Pour the pancake batter onto a well greased skillet turned to medium low in your desired pancake size. Smaller pancakes (about 3 inches wide) are easiest to flip.
  2. Once bubbles appear over the top of the pancakes, it's time to flip.
  3. Flip and continue cooking for about 1 minute or until both sides are golden brown.
  4. Serve with the apple pie topping and enjoy!

And leave me a comment! I love hearing from you all and would love to know if you plan on trying or have tried these 🙂



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    These look wonderful! If I didn’t already have oatmeal in the crockpot for breakfast, I’d make them ASAP. Maybe next day. Thanks for sharing.

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    Kelly, this is the best yet. These were amazing. Can’t believe only 1/2 cup of coconut flour. I followed the recipe exactly as you have it (and you know how difficult that is for me) and they came out perfectly. Thank you for all your hard work in the kitchen. It makes paleo living enjoyable.

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    I made these this morning for breakfast and they were delicious!

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    These are delicious! Especially, the apple cinnamon syrup! My kids loved them!

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    This recipe is on the calendar for Saturday! I can’t wait! Thanks for the recipe!

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    I can’t believe I have all the ingredients for these! Guess what’s for breakfast Saturday?

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    I am allergic to dairy/ eggs. What can I use in the recipes that call for eggs?

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      Hi Natural. For an egg replacement, we have used 1 tbsp of finely ground chia seeds mixed w/3 tbsp of water in our buckwheat pancakes. We haven’t used it for many other recipes, but it seems to work well in pancakes.

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    Hi Kelly. I’ve noticed that you enjoy bacon/pork. I have read so many conflicting reports about what pork is fed and that they cannot survive on grass alone. Since I do not eat grains, I have cut pork from my diet. What have you found on the subject?

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi Erika! Yes, you are right – I LOVE pork. In fact, it’s probably one of my most favorite meats. Just like with any meat, it’s really important to buy from good sources that give their pigs plenty of grass, air and sunshine and feed them well (in a pigs case, fruit and vegetable scraps, raw milk, etc). You are right – a pigs diet is usually supplemented in some way with feed, but what they supplement with is really important to find out.

      I think that you really should get to know your farmer in which you buy meat and produce and fruit. Ask questions, become their friend and let them show you how they farm. I absolutely love the farm from which I buy my pork. They feed their pigs organic fruits from their farm, raw milk from their pasture raised cows and let the pigs play and roam in plenty of grass and sun. Their pigs eat better than most humans!!

      There are definitely farms out there that feel the same way as you do about food – it’s your job to find them. Talk to them at the farmer’s market, visit their farm. It takes a bit of initial work to find a farm like this in your area, but when you do, it’s an amazing relationship since they are providing you with great food and health 🙂

      http://www.localharvest.org is a good resource to help find farms in your area. Once you find some, it’s time to make some visits, ask questions and see if you can find one that you feel good about.

      Hope that helps!! ~Kelly

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    Yum! I made these for the family and these were amazing!!! The sauce really makes it. I love the fact that this makes so many pancakes. Breakfast is set for the next few days!

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    Thanks for sharing your recipe — these are delicious and perfect for fall! 🙂

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    OMG this looks delicious! I like that you use coconut flour – always better than almond flour 🙂 Thank you!

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    YUM! I’ll have to try these. 2 questions: 1) Can I sub applesauce for the apples (when it is necessary), and 2) Can I turn this into pumpkin pie pancakes? Thanx!

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    I made a double batch this morning, having never made them before…and I’m so glad I did! We absolutely loved them, and now have leftovers for another day. This is only my second time making pancakes with coconut flour. I must say these turned out MUCH better than my first try (which wouldn’t hold together at all). But, I feel that a word of warning is in order for those who have never made pancakes using coconut flour…they take MUCH longer to cook than pancakes using traditional flours (at least in my limited experience). They are worth the time, but probably should be saved for the weekend if you are pressed for time on week mornings…and I definitely recommend using a large griddle if you have one. Thank you for this great recipe! I think I may try them with bananas next time!

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    I love your recipes! They always look so good 🙂

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    Dear Kelly,
    As a nutritionist I don’t (can’t) subscribe to any particular diet but I am super active and do eat in a particular way to keep my blood sugar level and energy up. Your site has come through for me so many times not just because the pics are mouthwatering but because the recipes actually turn out well! I will be making these soon for sure. Thanks for your hard-work and please know that I share your blog links all the time 🙂
    Good job ,

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    I love it when my 14 year old daughter takes a picture of her breakfast before she eats it :). These were that pretty and amazing! I’ve not used coconut flour in much (usually almond), but other than having the heat a bit too high for the first batch, they turned out wonderfully – all my children declared a hit and definitely something they’d like to have repeated! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!

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    I’m in the process of cooking these pancakes, and I did notice that they take a long time to cook. Especially since I am making them about 4″ wide.

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    I do not have a large pan to cook multiple at a time, so I have resorted to pouring a pan full of mixture and cooking it much like scrambled eggs. I think it may be more time appropriate to make an apple pie rather than these pancakes. I think the taste is alright, I was out of butter and used only coco. oil so next time I’d like to add butter. Maybe to the pancakes, and definitely to cook them in.

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    I had to make one small substitution. I was out of cinnamon and didn’t realize until I had already cut the apples. I found some pumpkin pie spice in my pantry and used that. I then omitted the nutmeg from your recipe. The pancakes were a hit! I am sharing and pinning your recipes frequently. Thanks for all your hard work in the kitchen!

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    Awesome awesome awesome! I made these Saturday AND Sunday…they are that good. Added some chopped pecans, I thought my husband was going to faint. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

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    The flavor of these pancakes & toppings is AMAZING!! Just one thing; I’ve made these twice now and both times they won’t hold together. When I try to flip them they fall apart. Any suggestions?

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    These are just amazing!! Awesome pancakes!! I’m so addicted to these. Instead of using raw honey/maple syrup I use coconut nectar. The last batch I made I used bananas and toasted walnuts for a topping….so yummy! My mom and husband really enjoy these and I’m so happy that they decided to join in on eating right 😀

    • Primally Inspired

      I am so addicted to these, too!! I need to try coconut nectar – that’s one thing that I can’t believe I’ve never tried yet, considering I’m pretty much obsessed with coconut 🙂 And bananas and toasted walnuts – OMG! Genius!

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    I can’t use honey or maple syrup. Do you know of a substitute or would it be a problem to omit these ingredients?

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    My boyfriend wants to try paleo, but doesn’t have the time or money for it right now. So for his birthday I’m making him paleo breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Does this recipe really make 18-20 pancakes?

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    So yesterday was Pancake Tuesday and I made breakfast for dinner for my family, eggs, bacon, fruit, and pancakes. The pancakes were made with almond flour and were such a disaster. They ended up more like pancake hash. I can’t wait to try these. It hasn’t been easy to convert the fam to Paleo so any help I can get, I much appreciate!

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    So I made these this morning. Mine didn’t turn out as fluffy and pretty as yours did, but they are so good. The apple topping is to die for!! You could put this on ice cream, or just as a dessert by its self.

    Thank you!!

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    Do these freeze well? I do all my cooking on Sunday because of the busy family schedule and I was hoping to make a extra large batch tomorrow and have some for later in the week.

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    Hi there! I made these for the family this morning and the had a delicious flavor but they were really difficult to flip! In fact, I ruined every single one. I tried making them smaller but that didn’t make a difference and followed the recipe. Any suggestions?

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi Olivia! I’d try adding a bit more coconut flour so the consistency is thicker and easier to work with. I’d start by adding a tablespoon of coconut flour at a time until it’s easier to work with.

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    if these pancakes are even half as good as the pizza crust I will have died and gone to heaven! thanks for all your experimentation with paleo recipes!!

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    Can’t wait to try these tomorrow morning!!

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    These are so delicious!! I made them this morning, using coconut oil in all the optional places, but next time for the apple pie filling part, I think I will use the ghee. The oil kept wanting to seperate from the syrup and was making it hard to get a good scoop onto my pancakes with the syrup in it. No biggie though, still tasted great and is definitely a keeper 🙂

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    Amazingly delicious. So many of these types of grain-free recipes yield ok results, but not this one. I used Swerve and stevia as my sweeteners and added maple extract for more flavor since I didn’t use maple syrup. Will definitely make again. Thank you:)

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    Mouthwatering recipe. Can’t wait for a high-carb day to try them

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    I used regular flour as I was out of coconut. If you’re reading this, don’t do that! lol

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