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Use Your Air Fryer to Make Easy, Low Sugar, Diabetic Friendly Apple Pancakes

Yes, you can make these little pancakes in an air fryer, and, yes, the pancakes are good! They are great for breakfast, because they are loaded with protein and whole grains, and they won't send you (or your children) into a sugar spin. The pancakes need no syrup, and we sometimes have them with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top. Chopped apples and date paste (or puree--just mash up 3-5 dates with some hot water) provide the sweetness for the pancakes as well as beneficial fiber and nutrients. You can make the pancakes "free-form" or cook them in small pie tins or even mini pizza tins. If you opt for free-form, you can flip the pancakes after they cook for 5-7 minutes if you want both sides browned. I like the pie tin route, which requires no flipping (although the bottoms won't brown). Either way, the pancakes will be good, and they'll scent your kitchen with apples and sweet spices while they air fry. Enjoy!

Use Your Air Fryer to Make Easy, Low Sugar, Diabetic Friendly Apple Pancakes
Use Your Air Fryer to Make Easy, Low Sugar, Diabetic Friendly Apple Pancakes

Air Fryer Low Sugar Apple Pancakes -- Makes 6 - 12, depending on the size


2 cups of chopped apples

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of apple pie spice (or use 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of

nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, if you have them)

2 large eggs

1/4 cup of date paste (or 3-5 dates mashed with a little water to loosen them)

1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt (fat free is fine)

1/4 teaspoon of maple extract

1/2 cup of oat flour (you can grind old fashioned or quick cooking oats for the flour)

1/4 cup of ground flax seed (meal or milled)

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/8 teaspoon of salt


In a large bowl stir together the apples, lemon juice, spices, eggs, date paste, yogurt, and maple extract until everything is blended. Add the oat flour, ground flax seed meal, baking powder, and salt and mix until incorporated. Cut small pieces of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket and drop small portions (2-3 tablespoons) of the batter onto the parchment, leaving at least an inch between the portions. Flatten out the portions a little and air fry the pancakes for 5-7 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook them for 2-3 minutes more. Alternatively, spritz mini pie tins (or similar) with non-stick cooking spray and put about 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture in each tin. Air fry the pancakes in their tins for about 10 minutes or until they are nicely browned. Let the pans cool a few minutes and then flip out the pancakes.

Use Your Air Fryer to Make Easy, Low Sugar, Diabetic Friendly Apple Pancakes
Use Your Air Fryer to Make Easy, Low Sugar, Diabetic Friendly Apple Pancakes


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