GAPS Apple Skillet Pancake


Apple Pancake GAPS Friendly

I’d like to introduce Caroline from the blog Gutsy!  She’s on GAPS and has a beautiful delicious recipe to share today that uses all the apples that are in season now.  My kids and I are enjoying the apple harvest as well; we made crockpot apple
yesterday and then went on a hike- it’s so wonderful to come back home to a house that smells like homemade apple sauce!  The kids love making apple sauce too; I core the apples then let them chop them up with butter knives because the size of the pieces doesn’t matter.

Make sure you visit Caroline at Gutsy and check out her GAPS blog!

Hello Health Home and Happiness readers! My name is Caroline. I am the blogger for Gutsy. You may or may not have seen me around the real food blog word, so just incase you have not; let me introduce myself a little. Oh wait, maybe I should do that after I show you the yummy recipe I made just for you! Since half of, my family is on the GAPS diet right now, I had to make this recipe GAPS friendly!

GAPS apple pancake


6 pastured eggs
½ cup coconut milk (canned or homemade)
4 medium apples
¼ cup ghee or coconut oil
¼ cup coconut flour
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp vanilla honey or (2 T honey + 1 tsp vanilla extract)



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. De-core and slice apples thin. *save a handful of slices to place on the top, like I did.
  3. Sauté the sliced apples in the ghee or coconut oil until semi-soft, in a cast iron skillet. (I used a 9” skillet)
  4. Add the cinnamon, lemon juice, sea salt, vanilla honey into the apples and combine until all the apples are coated.
  5. In a separate bowl, wisk together the eggs. Add in coconut milk and coconut flour to create a batter.
  6. Pour the batter right on top of the cooked apples in the cast iron skillet.
  7. *Place the saved sliced apples on top.
  8. Wear oven mitts for this step! Grab the hot pan and transfer it into the oven for 40 minutes.
  9. When done, the top should be golden brown and the pancake should puff. (Enjoy the “puff while it lasts” because it will flatten, once it is out of the oven.)
  10. Enjoy your GAPS friendly breakfast!

Ok so now that your mind is settled with a little food inspiration, I can continue. I have been on the GAPS diet for 10 months now. I still have a long way to go to heal my gut and sensitivities. One thing that I am learning from GAPS is that everyone’s body is different!

You may not hear this often, but I actually love GAPS food and I thrive off of it. My body craves protein and fat all day long and I feel so energetic. I honestly believe that I get all my energy from….LIVER! Yep, pastured grass fed liver is one of my favorite foods! While these chocolate brownies look and taste really good, but do me a favor and eat a side of liver with it!


 I am working my way to “desensitizing” my body so that I do not react to every single thing I come by.  My body has the tendency to overreact to the slightest things, whether it is food or some chemicals. Smelling perfume will give me a headache for hours and don’t even get me started about my toxic mattress! That is why I am on the GAPS diet, so my gut can seal right up and give me a fully functional life back.


I am a gutsy girl, and everyday I learn and experiment. Another thing about me is that I love to research! Come see what I’m up to visit my blog at!


Note from Cara again: Go visit Caroline and leave some comments and join her facebook!  Comments and encouragement are what fuel new bloggers- and I know you love all the GAPS resources bloggers put out :)

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About Cara

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.

She helps other families achieve health in simple steps with the GAPS Starter Package, The Empowered Mother Pregnancy Resource, and helps them stock their freezer for busy days with Grain-Free Freezer Cooking Guide.


  1. Great recipe. I plan on making it for my daughter’s first day of school.

    • Hannah! I was going to make this for my brother and sister..but I was not getting up at 6:00am! I think I will have to make the apples and batter the night before and then just put them in the pan in the morning. Don’t leave it in the pan too long or else it will start to turn a blackish color from the pan. just a good tip! I hope she enjoyed it!

  2. Great posting Caroline! And thanks for introducing me to Cara! Love it!

  3. This is amazing! My grandmother made apple pancakes and I was just thinking the other day that I would love to find a GAPS legal recipe. Ta da! Here it is. Thank you for inspiring others and creating these wonderful recipes! I love GAPS food!!

    • Hi Eileen! Yes Voila! This recipe is so easy and I was making it before I even started GAPS. It is nice to have a food that reminds you of something familiar. hehe I am so glad I am not alone loving GAPS food :)

  4. Looks yummy, Caroline! Congrats on another fantastic guest post! I will be trying this apple pancake soon!

  5. What is the measurement for the ghee/coconut oil, it only states 1/4. Is it 1/4 cup, tablespoon or other?

    • Whoops, that must have gotten deleted or missed. Use 1/4 CUP of ghee/coconut oil!..good eyes! Thanks for catching that.

  6. Yum! I actually have everything I need to make this and I am SOOO making it for breakfast tomorrow!

    • I love it when that happens, this recipe is pretty straight forward and even if you don’t have apples, just substitute for any in season fruit! :) enjoy

  7. I would like to try this recipe, however, have found that I can’t tolerate coconut products if too many in a recipe. Do you think that the coconut flour could be substituted for almond and perhaps substitute 1/2 coconut milk with water?

  8. Caroline, it’s great to hear your story and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Question: in the paragraph about liver, you mentioned chocolate brownies… which chocolate brownies are you referring to? Maybe I don’t see a link because I’m using my iPad? Not sure. Anyway, if you have a brownie recipe that incorporates liver, that would be amazing. :)

  9. Hi there … just thought I would let you know all six of my children and my self enjoyed two batches of this yummy recipe this morning . They kept asking for more . Thank you again. We all love your chocolate pudding recipe as well !!

    sincerely ,
    – The Funks-

  10. How many servings does this make?

  11. This looks so very yum!! I’m putting it on the list of things to try when we finish the Intro (does it ever end ;) ). But, ti’s so inspiring to see all the work you’re doing and thank you for sharing it with us!

  12. So excited to try this! One of my favourite foods before I got candida was giant apple pancake…thought I would never eat it again. Thanks for sharing!


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