5 Ingredients or Fewer

Three-Ingredient Flourless Apple Pancakes

August  9, 2018
Photo by Alaina Cillis
Author Notes

A deceptive recipe. A pancake this fluffy must be made with flour, mustn't it?. A pancake this rich surely must be concocted with more than just three simple ingredients, ingredients that sit patiently waiting in your fridge, week after week, begging to be made into pancakes? Or if nothing else, these pancakes are probably a labor-intensive, artistic endeavor that requires baking and stirring techniques acquired over a lifetime of pancakeophilia, tools that no one actually owns (least of all you), and more time than you have available to satisfy your hanger before your emotions override your better judgement.

No, my friends. These pancakes are not made with flour. Flour is not even listed amongst the three (!) simple, ordinary ingredients. Not only could a child of four make these pancakes, but he could do so in about 10 minutes. In addition, these pancakes are grain-free, refined-sugar free, and can be made vegan if you substitute something else in place of the butter. And they actually taste pretty good too. Considering. —Alaina Cillis

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 schoolboy-sized Fuji apple, grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Butter
  • Dash of salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet (or other frying pan) over medium heat.
  2. While the butter is melting, combine all eggs, grated apple, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Fry pancakes according to normal practice. You may need to lower the heat to ensure even cooking of the pancakes.
  4. Eat the pancakes! I recommend more butter on top. Or whatever you like to eat on pancakes. Go crazy.

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