These Pumpkin Apple Baked Mini Pancakes are kid-friendly with no added sugar and are perfect for a fall breakfast or lunch!
I’m gonna level with you guys. I had absolutely no idea what to call these. I made the first batch yesterday with the intention of them being bars. They ended up not being very thick and since the only sweetness comes from the banana and apple in them, they’re not overly sweet. The texture is moist and kinda eggy. They reminded me a lot of my Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes and that got me thinking. I knew baked pancakes were a thing…and a quick google searched told me that they were often made by pouring the batter into a pan and cutting into squares. However, in my world, pancakes need to be circles, not squares.
So I made a second batch of batter and tried making them in muffin tins. BAM! Perfectly circular mini pancakes.
I actually wasn’t going to post this recipe because I wasn’t sure what to call them, wasn’t sure if people would like the texture, yada yada…but then over the course of the day yesterday, I literally ate half the pan. And I decided if I liked them that much, maybe someone else would too.
So here’s your disclaimer:
- You can make these in a pan or in muffin tins.
- You can call them bars, mini muffins, baked pancakes, whatever suits you.
- I made mine with oat flour. You could probably make them with other kinds of flour but I haven’t tried.
- These are not Bisquick-texture pancakes. They’re moist, chewy and kinda eggy.
If you’re into all that, you’ll probably like these. I pretty much dumped all things fall in a bowl and this is what came out.
You can eat them topped with a little syrup (pancake-style), topped with yogurt or nut butter, or turn them into mini sandwiches with some nut butter in between. They’d be perfect for lunch boxes!
Here’s the recipe:Print
Pumpkin Apple Baked Mini Pancakes
Made with simple ingredients and no added sugar, these Pumpkin Apple Baked Mini Pancakes are kid-friendly, perfect for breakfast or lunch and are full of fall flavors!
- 3/4 cup mashed banana
- 3/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup diced apples
- Optional: Nut butter, yogurt, syrup etc for topping
- Mix banana, pumpkin and egg in a bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Option 1: Spoon into greased 9×9 pan.
- Option 2: Spoon approximately 1 Tbsp batter into each well-greased muffin tin (Makes 24)
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Like I mentioned above, if you don’t care about circles, it’s easiest to just make these in a 9×9 pan. If you want circles, use the muffin tins. Make sure they’re well greased. The smaller you chop the apples the better. To remove, trace around with a knife, then I found it easiest to just use a spoon to kinda scoop them out so they don’t stick.
Store in the fridge!
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Danielle @ Little Mama Big Life says
My 3 year old will totally love these! And me too!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
these are perfect for fall! i love the pumpkin apple combination!
Melanie @ Nutritious Eats says
Haha, I love your description. I get stuck on the title ALL the time. Love “dump” recipes
Elizabeth Shaw says
HAHA I agree with Melanie, sometime’s my “garbage creations” are everything but the kitchen sink! Pinning for later 🙂
When you fill them and stack them, they look like a super nourishing Whoopie Pie 🙂
When yo put 2 together, they look like whoopie pies! haha, doesn’t matter what they’re called-the #1 priority is just getting them in your tummy! They look delish
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
I love the ingredients in these! I often have trouble with recipe names. Sometimes simpler is best, yes?
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
These look amazing and I love everything thats in them. I’m so happy that fall is coming!!
Emily Lauren says
These look so yummy and perfect for fall!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says
They look awesome to me! Glad you decided to share. 🙂
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I love the pumpkin/apple combo, weather it is in the form of pancakes, muffins or bars!
I struggle with names too! This recipe, along with the rainy day outside where I am, is making me really believe that summer might actually be over. I’m excited to try this out! 🙂
She Rocks Fitness says
Yes and please to all these delicious, healthy, and Fall ingredients! Thanks for sharing! XOXO
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Mmm whatever they are I want to try them!!
Holley Grainger says
I love all things mini for the girls and myself. Can’t wait to try these to get in the mood for fall!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
I love these super cute ‘lil pumpkin pancakes! I am experimenting with everything and everything pumpkin right now 🙂 Do you think I could sub the oat flour for a gluten free flour blend?
i think so! like i said, haven’t tried it but i think it would work!
Madeline @ FoodFitandFam says
Adding this to my list of things to try! You kill me girl!
sarah grace says
oh yummm. As a pumpkin lover (no matter the season), you got me planning on when to make these Lindsay!
Oh these look interesting! Can’t go wrong with pumpkin and apple, so Fall! I think it would turn out great in the muffin tins 🙂
I can BAKE pancakes in a pan without having to fire up my griddle?! YES. Please! These sound perfect for fall!
Do these freeze?
i haven’t tried, but they should be fine