Oat Flax Pancakes with Steamed Cinnamon Apples

2015 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 2nd place!

Elisha, from Thornhill, loves these pancakes. This flavour combination is a great start to the day. Have some fun with these pancakes and make them into shapes. 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves: About 14 pancakes 


All purpose flour

3/4 cup (175 mL)

Large flake oats

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Ground flax seed

1/4 cup (60 mL)

Granulated sugar

2 Tbsp (30 mL)

Baking powder

1 Tbsp (15 mL) 

Pinch salt


Eggs, separated


Plain 0% Greek yogurt

1 cup (250 mL)


2/3 cup (150 mL)

Each canola oil and butter, melted

1 Tbsp (15 mL)

Cinnamon Apple Topping


Honey Crisp apple, sliced

1 large


1 Tbsp (15 mL)

Ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp (2 mL)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, flax seed, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks, yogurt, milk, oil and butter. Pour over flour mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into pancake batter.
  4. Heat a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat and using 1/4 cup (60 mL) measure, pour pancake batter onto the pan.
  5. Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes and turn over to cook other side.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cinnamon Apple Topping
  1. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine apples, water and cinnamon.
  2. Cover and steam over medium heat about 5 minutes or until apples are softened.
  3. Top pancakes with apples to serve.

Nutrition Information per serving (2 pancakes): 

Calories: 187 kcal

Protein: 7 g

Fat: 7 g

Carbohydrate: 28 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 267mg

Last Update – August 8, 2017

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