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whole wheat apple blender pancakes

This past week has been pretty tough with exams and all.  I really wanted to treat myself to a big, luxurious, Sunday breakfast this morning, but I couldn't muster the energy to beat any egg whites, slice any bread, or even preheat the oven. Polynomials can really wipe a girl out.

This is a recipe was made for the extremely lazy morning -- the I-can't-even-stoop-over-to-grab-a-bowl-and-wooden-spoon kind of morning.  Dump the apple (peel and everything), some flour, and some milk in the blender, and voila, super cinnamon-y apple pancake batter with the push of a button!

These pancakes are not only embarassingly easy to make, they're also mindbogglingly healthy and delicious too!  They have lots of fiber from the whole wheat flour and apples, and are low in sugar.  So go nuts with the maple syrup!

What's your favorite lazy breakfast?
With love, 


1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
1 apple, cored and quartered (peel on!)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup AP flour

Mix all of the ingredients together in the blender. Blend on "batter" setting.  Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium high heat and cook pancakes until golden brown on each side.  Serve with butter and maple syrup.
Makes about 10 pancakes (depending on how big you make them)
Adapted from the Blendtec Cookbook
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  1. These look amazing! Going to need to steal my mom's Vitamix for this one :) yummy!

    1. Please do! She'll thank you when you serve her a big stack of these ;)

  2. Mmmm what a perfect easy tasty breakfast! Gotta love pancakes!

    1. Especially when they come together at the push of a button!

  3. these sound fantastic! can't wait to try go-to lazy breakfast is "egg in the hole" cooked in LOTS of butter. YUM. Have a great day!

    1. YUM! I've surprisingly never made egg in a hole for myself before, maybe that'll be breakfast today!

  4. Gah, it's so cool that they're so easy to make - especially how you don't even have to peel the apple! - sounds like perfection for lazy days ;)

    1. Exactly! Heck, you don't even need to slice the apple! The magic of the blender.

  5. Hi Erica, more amazing photo's not to mention the recipe looks awesome. I can't wait to try these. I'm glad your finals are over! Stacey

    1. Thanks Stacey! I'm relieved they are over as well! Now I'm baking my little heart out and not feeling one bit bad about not studying!

  6. Brilliant!! These sound like the fastest pancakes ever, and they look amazing--so perfectly brown and , of course, super healthy from all the whole wheat :)

    Good luck with your exams!

    1. Thank you so much! Exams went well yesterday -- and now I have the day off to devote to baking and blogging! Yay!

  7. Made these this morning and was totally thrilled with the results! I was worried about the batter being too thin, but they cooked up beautifully and my boys LOVED them! They both took a baggie with a few leftover pancakes to school as a snack! Thank you so much for the terrific recipe.

    1. I am so glad! I am glad your boys like them! Aww that's so sweet, I might pack a few in my lunch next time I make these! Great idea!

  8. These had really good flavor! I had a little trouble cooking them though. I cook pancakes all the time but for some reason these gave me a hard time. :-( Any tips? Thanks for a yummy recipe!

    1. I'm glad that they had good flavor! Hmm, did you grease the pan and use medium high heat?


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