Spiced Flax and Apple Pancakes

3 T. ground flax
1 T. organic virgin coconut oil for frying
1 large organic apple, chopped
1 T. organic buckwheat or brown rice flour
3/4 c. water

1 T. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
dash cayenne & cinnamon 50-50 mix
2 cloves

Topping Options:
extra 1 T. ground flax
Smart Balance Vegan Butter
unsweetened jam
organic pear, chopped

Melt oil in a large pan and preheat to medium high heat. Grind flax in a coffee grinder and add to a large bowl with chopped apple, spices, and buckwheat (or brown rice) flour. Stir to mix together; add water slowly while stirring. The flax will absorb the water and thicken the mixture quickly. Stir until the batter is just short of runny (you can add more water to make it thinner or more flax to thicken it).

Spoon the batter into the pan and turn the heat to medium low (4 on our electric range). Cover and cook for about 4 minutes then flip pancakes with a greased spatula. Cover and cook another 3-5 minutes or until the middle of the pancakes is set. Serve hot with garnish and toppings of your choice. If you can eat flax, it is a wonderful way to start the day since it is high in the essential Omega 3 fats, protein, and is low carb (virtually all the carbs are fiber). This is filling and will keep you going without a sugar crash like many gluten free breakfast baked goods.


  1. Nice healthy-living blog. Simply yummy! Cheers from Fruity

  2. Yum, these flax pancakes look so good! In addition to being high in omega-3 fatty acids, flax has several other health promoting benefits. Same with cinnamon, which is good for digestion and for maintaining balanced blood sugar levels. Good stuff! Thanks, I'll definitely try these. They look like they'd be good hiking treats too.

  3. Thanks Cindy
    I tried them at home and prepared some delicious pan cakes.I and my family members were happy after tasting them.

    Thanks to you from all my family members


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