Apple Puff Pancakes (Gluten Free)


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  • 4 Tbsp. butter in each pie pan
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, sliced thin in each pan
  • 3/4 tsp. brown sugar in each pan
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in each pan
Batter (make in blender):
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups good gluten-free all-purpose flour (I usually use Gluten Free Mama’s All-purpose Almond or Coconut Flour Blends)
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  • Place 4 Tbsp. butter in each glass pie pan. Place in oven and turn oven on to 400°. Butter will melt, sizzle and just start to brown while oven warms up and you prepare apples.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples into thin slices.
  • When butter is melted, remove pans from oven. Place apple slices in a single layer in each pie pan. (You might have some apple slices left over.)
  • Sprinkle apple slices with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Place pie pans back in oven and allow apples to cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, blend milk, eggs, flour, xanthan gum, sugar, vanilla extract and sugar until well blended. Use batter setting if your blender has one.
  • If you don’t want/can’t use your blender for this recipe, you can mix it all with a whisk instead, making sure you whisk until all the flour is dissolved.
  • You should have 4 cups of batter when you are done mixing together.
  • Remove pie pans from oven after apples have cooked 7-8 minutes. Pour batter evenly over the apples in each pan (2 cups batter per pan).
  • Bake at 400° for 22-25 minutes. Remove from oven. Pancakes will collapse after removing from oven.
  • Serve hot, with powdered sugar sprinkled over the top or maple syrup drizzled over.