Apple Cinnamon Pancakes | Gluten-Free, Diary-Free

It was a Monday morning and my mental health was already getting the best of me. I was literally curled in a blanket on my beanbag crying over a good weekend that turned bad, and I was now allowing it to trickle into my week. What frustrated me the most was that I was so determined to have a good day and start it off right. I really wanted to make pancakes that morning but somehow ended up with no appetite and zero motivation. But history has shown that the longer I allow myself to remain in this state, the more difficult it is to jump out of it. I didn’t want to waste any more of my day. And even though starting off the day was a little bit delayed, I didn’t let it stop me from starting it at all.

So even though my motivation to make pancakes wasn’t completely there, I knew that making them and consequently eating them couldn’t possibly ruin my day. But I was really craving something with cinnamon because cinnamon reminds me of cozy autumn days that I don’t get to experience in FNQ, Australia, but I like to pretend that it’s a “cozy autumn day”. Remembering I had some apples in the fridge, I could attempt to make some apple cinnamon pancakes and possibly create a new recipe to share with y’all. Spoiler alert: They came out perfect!


  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons Bisquick Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix (or any non-starch-based self-raising gluten-free flour)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 oil
  • 1 3/4 cup milk (any nut milk will do if dairy-free)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped apple (small cubes, about one medium/large apple)


  1. Set stove or griddle to medium-high heat (about 350ºF or lower)
  2. Combine flours, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in mixing bowl.
  3. Once thoroughly combined, add in eggs, oil, milk, and lemon juice, and mix using an electric mixer. If consistency is too thick, add milk or water as needed.
  4. Stir in chopped apple.
  5. Pour batter onto pan or griddle as you would to make pancakes. If you find the pancakes are cooking too quickly, lower the heat. This will also be best so that the apple has time to cook and soften.

If you make these, let me know how they turn out! Hope this post reminds you to not let your mental health get the best of you, even if it may seem like the easier thing to do. If I had let it determine my day, I wouldn’t have this recipe to share with y’all!

Enjoy xx


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