Apple Pancakes a tasty treat for people with diabetes

Wholemeal Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes

Treat your mum on Mother's Day with this super simple pancake recipe. If your mother is social distancing in her own home, these pancakes can be frozen and left outside her door. She can reheat them on Mother’s Day while you talk to her on FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype.
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  • 4 serves
  • 9 ingredients
  • 10 mins prep
  • 5 mins cook
  • easy
Nutrition per serve
  • Energy 1069kJ
  • Protein 11.6g
  • Carbohydrate 41g
  • Fat (total) 3g
  • - saturated fat 1.2g
  • Fibre 5.8g
  • Sodium 339mg


1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon soft brown sugar

1 egg lightly beaten

1 cup skim milk

2 drops of lemon juice

2 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored & grated

1 banana, finely sliced (to serve)

1 cup low fat natural yoghurt or some fresh fruit or canned pie apple to serve (to serve)


  1. Mix flour, spice, and sugar in bowl.
  2. Add 2 drops of lemon juice to milk and let sit for 1–2 mins. This makes buttermilk and you will get extra fluffy pancakes.
  3. Whisk together egg and milk until well combined.
  4. Combine egg mixture with flour mixture and stir until smooth. Add grated apple, and stir well again.
  5. Heat a non-stick frypan over medium heat, drop a spoonful of the mixture into the pan. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on top, then flip. Cook until golden brown. Repeat until all the mixture is finished.
  6. Serve with fresh sliced banana, or canned pie apple, and a dollop of low fat natural yoghurt.

Tip:  If you have run short on eggs then substitute ¼ cup of soda water for 1 large egg.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

Wholewheat flours contain the whole grain, which means they are richer in fibre, which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Apples have a long shelf-life in the fridge. Granny smiths don’t go brown when grated but you can use any apple variety.

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