Apple Latkes – Grain, Refined Sugar, and Dairy Free


Apple Latkes

Latkes are fried pancakes traditionally eaten during Hanukkah, though these apple latkes fried in coconut oil are sweet, warm, delicious, and nourishing any time!  Suitable for those on GAPS or SCD.

Serves 4

Apple Latke Ingredients:

3 cups grated apple, juice drained off if there is juice
1 cup almond flour (Buy Blanched Almond Flour here)
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
4 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon (Buy Organic Herbs and Spices here)
1 teaspoon sea salt (Buy Sea Salt here)

Coconut oil to fry (Buy Coconut Oil here)

Apple Latke Directions: apple latke batter

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, making sure to break up any clumps of almond flour. Spoon 1 tablespoon at a time of batter into oil, fry for a couple minutes on the first side, or until set and can easily be flipped with a spatula, then another minute on the other side. Serve warm.

I served with full fat homemade yogurt topped with elderberries.

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Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

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  1. Can you substitute coconut flour in this recipe. It would be wonderful if more recipes were given with coconut flour. Almond flour is too expensive.

    Thank you!

    • I wouldn’t substitute straight coconut flour, but maybe 1/4 cup rather than the 1-1/2 cups of almond flour. I thought almond flour was expensive too, but a 5-pound bag ends of lasting us quite a while.
      The 1 cup called for in this recipes works out to just over $1.

    • healthgirl says:

      You can order straight from Bob’s red mill company and get almond flour in bulk for a little over $3.00 per pound.

  2. are the elderberries cooked? i used to give my little boy raw elderberries but then someone told me the uncooked skins of the berries (and possibly the seeds) are poisonous and can cause stomach upsets. Not sure if the juicing is ok. i imagine the seeds and skins get left behind in a juicer so might be ok.

  3. What about brown rice flour or GF baking flour?

    • I think those would work, I’d maybe use just half a cup and then add more and see if that worked, adding more as needed.

  4. Thank you for linking to the “Real Food Holidays” blog carnival. I’m adding this to my to make list for this Hanukkah!

  5. Delicious! I just made these for breakfast (following your recipe exactly). I told my family they were ‘apple fritters’ since they don’t know what a latke is. ;)

  6. If you follow the “Nourishing Traditions” way, shouldn’t the almond flour be made from soaked or sprouted almmonds?

    • You certainly can, though I use almond flour sparingly and am okay with having unsoaked every once in a while to save time in the kitchen

  7. hi cara. love everything you do/publish to your site. thank you so much for helping heal my little one! what’s on the side in your apple latke’s pic? looks like some kind of whipped cream and choc chips?..

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