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Coating fruit in pancake batter and cooking it up has become one of my favorite things! I simply thinly slice the fruit I want to use, coat the fruit slices in pancake batter, cook them up, and voila – fruit stuffed pancake bites! I’ve tried banana, strawberry, and apple pancake bites, and I love them all! If you’re a fan of fruit with your pancakes, you’ll love fruit stuffed pancakes bites!
What kinds of fruit can I use in this recipe?
I’ve personally tried apples, bananas, and strawberries, and they’ve all worked very well! I think pears and peaches would also work wonderfully.
How many servings does this recipe make?
I find that this recipe serves 2 people. If you want to make a single serving recipe, simply cut the recipe in half or store leftovers in the fridge. The leftover pancakes will last in the fridge for several days!
What ingredients will I need for this recipe?
You’ll simply need pancake batter, fruit, a frying pan or griddle, and some oil! Of course you’ll also want some delicious toppings as well. Here’s the list:
- oat flour (I use homemade)
- vanilla protein powder (optional)
- flax eggs or regular eggs
- pure vanilla extract
- baking powder
- ripe fruit of choice
- oil (for cooking)
- maple syrup or raw honey
- nut or seed butter of choice
- cinnamon sugar
- melted chocolate (I use dairy free chocolate)
Do I have to add protein powder to the pancake batter?
No, you don’t need to add protein powder to the pancake batter. I simply add it to boost the protein! If you don’t want to add protein powder to the pancake batter, feel free to simply replace the protein powder with oat flour. If you do replace the protein powder with oat flour, you might want to add about 1 TBS sweetener (coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, monk fruit, etc.) to the batter for a touch of sweetness. But the added sweetener is optional!
What kind of protein powder do you use?
I love Truvani vanilla protein powder. It’s organic, plant based, and made with only a couple real ingredients (no artificial ingredients or flavors whatsoever!). It’s truly my favorite!
What toppings do you recommend?
For banana pancake bites, I recommend topping with a nut or seed butter of choice and pure maple syrup (melted chocolate is also delicious). For strawberry pancake bites, I recommend drizzling with melted chocolate and some pure maple syrup. For apple pancake bites, I recommend dusting with cinnamon sugar, drizzling some pure maple syrup, and adding a bit of nut or seed butter as well!
How do I make homemade oat flour?
To make homemade oat flour simply blend quick, old fashioned, or rolled oats in a high speed blender (or process them in a food processor). Blend/process until a flour consistency is reached. If you want to see a video tutorial of how I make my own oat flour, you can view the video here!
Looking for more pancake recipes?
If you’re in the mood for more pancakes, try some of my other delicious pancake recipes!
- Mini Banana Pancake Bites
- Mini Strawberry Pancake Bites
- Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes
- Single Serve Pumpkin Pancakes
Ready to make these fruit stuffed pancake bites? The full recipe is below!
Fruit Stuffed Pancake Bites
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder or additional oat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup water (or dairy free milk)
- 1 egg (flax or regular egg)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ripe fruit of choice, thinly sliced
- First, prepare the pancake batter: add all of the pancake batter ingredients to a large bowl and mix until the batter is smooth.
- Next, thinly slice your fruit. Then bring a griddle or frying pan to medium heat and grease it well.
- Coat each fruit slice in pancake batter and place the coated fruit on the greased griddle/pan. You can either coat each fruit slice individually or add all of the fruit slices to the pancake batter and gently stir them to evenly coat them in batter.
- Cook the pancakes for several minutes on each side until they're crispy and golden brown.
- Once cooked, remove the pancakes from the griddle and plate. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
- Depending on the type of protein powder you use, you may need to use more or less water. If you use a plant based protein powder, you will probably need 1 cup of water. If you use a whey based protein powder, start with 3/4 cup water and add more if needed.
- If the batter gets too thick, simply add more water and mix until smooth.