Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes with a Chocolate Cashew Sauce

Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes with a Chocolate Cashew Sauce

In my opinion, nothing can beat a stack of pancakes on Sunday morning. Or on any day of the week, at any time (midnight snack anyone?). Vegan pancakes is the sort of meal I could eat for the rest of my life and not get bored because ‘YUM’ is the only word that can accurately summarise them.

How to make vegan pancakes

And I am not just being biased because I had to make these twice due to poor lighting earlier in the week: the struggles of trying to blog about food as it gets darker! My mum even said the unthinkable: ‘why don’t you just use artificial lighting?’ What a great idea: I love it when my food looks mustard-yellow rather than this lovely mixture of golden and blue and pink.

Healthy Vegan Pancakes


I brought apple sauce from my local health food store the other day (and five other things, when I only walked in with the intention of stocking up on protein powder) and founds it works wonders in creating the fluffiest, Autumn-inspired pancakes – and from this day onwards, all of my food has to have a hint of Autumn as a way of making myself embrace this season. Otherwise the Summer nostalgia will never go away.

Fall inspired pancake recipe

These pancakes are super fluffy, vegan, low in fat (nothing wrong with fat at all, but I know some people prefer ‘lighter’ options) and that chocolate-cashew sauce should be on everyone’s bucket list. Not gonna lie, I ate most of it before the pancakes had finished cooking! Try it, and don’t forget to thank me later πŸ˜‰

Fall inspired pancake

Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes with a Chocolate Cashew Sauce

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Fall-inspired apple and cinnamon pancakes with a delicious chocolate-cashew sauce. Healthy, vegan and super fluffy.




    For the pancakes:

    – 3/4 cup oat flour (use gluten free if desired)

  • 1/4 cup soy yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp yeast or baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Fresh fruit to serve
  • For the sauce:

    – 1 tbsp cashew butter

  • 1 tbsp cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp cacao powder


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the wet and dry pancake ingredients and set aside for around five minutes. Meanwhile, heat some cooking spray or coconut oil in a large frying pan – make sure it is nice and hot before you start making the pancakes.
  2. Spoon mixture into pancakes shapes: make sure they are not too thin. I find that slightly under 1/4 cup of the pancake mix per pancake works best. Carefully flip when bubbles start to form on the surface and the edges are looking crispy.
  3. To make the sauce, simply whisk together the cashew butter, cashew milk, agave nectar and cacao powder in a small bowl.
  4. Serve immediately with some fresh fruit and shredded coconut.


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  1. hell0chloe September 23, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    oh my goodness these look amazing 😍!! I must try! Xx

    • whatismaria September 23, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you so much dear! I hope you manage to try them, they were really yummy πŸ™‚ <3

  2. kirstyjadeblog September 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Apple and cinnamon is such an amazing combination! xx

    • whatismaria September 23, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      I know right! Definitely a match made in heaven haha <3

  3. Bhavana September 23, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    So so tempting & healthy too. You have amazing photography skills ,can’t take my eyes
    off from pics.

    • whatismaria September 23, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Wow that means so much to me! Thank you very much, I’m really glad you like them <3

  4. Lost soul September 23, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    And here I was trying to loose weight. That goes to back seat now. I love them . Totally and want them like right now. They look so delecious😍

    • whatismaria September 23, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Haha well these are definitely on the healthier side, plus it’s always great to have a little treat!! Thank you so much for your comment <3

      • Lost soul September 23, 2017 / 8:21 pm

        Yes they are but then again I am not allowed for the treats ❀️

  5. vintagetearose September 23, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Oh my gosh these look amazing!!! I wish there was a drooling emoji πŸ˜‰

    • whatismaria September 23, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you!! And I agree, hopefully they’ll release one soon hahah <3

  6. Joy The Witch September 23, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Omg that looks SO tasty 😭 great job!!!!!

    • whatismaria September 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      I’m so glad you like them!! Thank you very much <3

  7. Don't Give a Jam September 23, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    omg these look absolutely delicious! pancakes are one of my fave breakfast foods πŸ™ŒπŸ» so glad you waited for good lighting, the pics look lovely!

    • whatismaria September 24, 2017 / 5:47 am

      I love pancakes as well, could literally eat them every day! And thank you so much for your lovely comment, good lighting is a blessing hahah <3

  8. lauraslatestthing September 24, 2017 / 2:45 am

    these look so amazing!!! Great pictures!! loved this post!!!

    • whatismaria September 24, 2017 / 5:46 am

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚ I’m really glad you like them <3

  9. Britney September 24, 2017 / 5:40 am

    These pancakes look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

    • whatismaria September 24, 2017 / 5:46 am

      Thank you so much! And you are welcome <3

  10. Diana September 24, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Looks so delicious. I want to just grab a piece through the phone 😁.

    • whatismaria September 24, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      Haha I’m so glad you liked them!! Would love to share πŸ‘ŒπŸΌβ€οΈ

    • whatismaria September 24, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      I used to have that problem as well!! I think the key is not using too much liquid and enough baking powder 😊 Let me know how it goes if you try it x

  11. comfykittea September 24, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    They look so delicious!! I’m craving pancakes now πŸ˜€

    • whatismaria September 24, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much! You should definitely go and make some ;D <3

    • whatismaria September 25, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      I’m so glad you think so πŸ™‚ Thank you very much! <3

    • whatismaria September 25, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you so much dear! πŸ’•

  12. Tabi Bear September 25, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Wowwee this is making me crave pancakes! This recipe looks delicious! πŸ˜€ xx

    • whatismaria September 25, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks dear – you should go and make yourself some for sure! <3

  13. Jen September 25, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Looks super delicious!😍

  14. kittyp0p September 25, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Gluten-free and delicious! Thanks for sharing (:

    • whatismaria September 25, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      You are always welcome! Glad you liked them πŸ™‚ <3

    • whatismaria September 28, 2017 / 9:54 am

      Thank you so much Madison!! Natural light is a blessing at this time of year πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

  15. Sudhir Chauhan September 29, 2017 / 6:01 am

    i love pancakes and these look so yummy……..

  16. mirifederica September 29, 2017 / 8:15 am

    I love apple and cinnamon combo, I’ll totally try them!

    • whatismaria September 29, 2017 / 8:35 am

      I can agree – that combo is the best πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ I hope you like them if you do 😊

  17. Julia October 11, 2017 / 7:56 am

    I’d have to sub out the sauce and the cashew milk because I can’t eat cashews, but these look SO incredible it makes me want to just eat cashews anyway, haha

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • whatismaria October 11, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      I’ve only tried making these with cashews myself but I think that using any type of plant milk e.g., soya would work just as well in the sauce and in the actual pancakes! I’m glad you like the look of them;D xox

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