Amelie’s Wheat Germ Pancakes

Here is another “Family Recipe” that I decided to veganize: Amelie’s Wheat Germ Pancakes.


Amelie is a dear friend of the family, who might as well be family, and one of my Grandmother’s best friends. Not to mention, she is a great cook! She shared this with us and this was something that my Mother would make for breakfast when she would crave it.


Being a kid, I didn’t really get why these were so great, other than the apples in them, but my Mom craved the wheat germ. Well I get it now. These are so healthy, and if you make the pancakes how we make them (the size of the skillet) you don’t need much!


My Mom adjusted it just slightly since she wanted more wheat germ, so this is the veganized version of what I would eat as a kid.

Amelie's Wheat Germ Pancakes


  • 3 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp wheat germ
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup flour (depending on the thickness you want)
  • apple, sliced thin
  • cinnamon


  1. Add baking soda, baking powder, sugar, oatmeal, and wheat germ, and as much cinnamon as you want, and mix until there are no clumps. In a small bowl, mix together almond milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Pour liquid mix into dry mix and stir together. Add flour 1/4 cup at a time until you get the desired thickness. Do not over mix.
  2. If you haven’t already, slice the apple into thin slices to get ready.
  3. Add mixture into a warm skillet with a small amount of vegetable or canola oil. Once it’s been in the skillet for about 30 seconds, place the sliced apple on top to let it cook into the batter. Once bubbles start forming in the middle of the batter and the bottom is browned, flip and cook a few minutes on the other side.
  4. Serve with agave or maple syrup and enjoy with extra apples and dust with cinnamon.


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