If you are avoiding gluten don't worry, you can still have your pancakes on pancake day, a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday on 13th February. 

This recipe is free from gluten and also also contains some added gut friendly ingredients in the form of apples. You may not be aware of it but apples contain a natural fibre called pectin which helps feed the probiotic friendly bacteria in your gut. 

If you need a sweetener (and you may not, the cinnamon, banana and apple keep these naturally sweet) use natural maple syrup – sparingly.

This makes 6 pancakes, one serving is 2-3.


Apple and cinnamon pancakes

  • 90g gluten-free oats
  • 55g almonds
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 apples cut into chunks
  • Drizzle of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Coconut/almond oil/butter to grease frying pan


  1. Put oats and nuts in blender until a fine flour forms, add milk, banana and cinnamon, blend until a batter forms, grease a frying pan with coconut oil, ladle pancake batter into greased pan to make a pancake of your desire thickness/size, cook pancake on one side then flip to other side until cooked - time will vary depending on size of pancake but estimate about 2-3 minutes each side.
  2. Lightly stewed apple with the lemon juice in a water until soft, add more cinnamon or mixed spice for added flavour.
  3. Put apple on top of pancakes and drizzle over maple syrup (if needed, taste them first).
  4. Option: Serve with soya or coconut yoghurt.