Healthy Peach Pie Buttermilk Pancake Bites
Yields: 24 pancake bites
 
These pancake bites are so much easier to make than traditional pancakes, where you spend hours standing over the griddle. Plus they taste like the classic dessert with plenty of juicy peaches! Leftovers will keep for at least one week if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and they freeze really well, too!
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (135g) white whole wheat flour or gluten-free* flour (measured like this)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp (7g) unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg white, room temperature
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (120mL) low-fat buttermilk, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (60g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup (105g) finely diced peaches
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and coat 24 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter or coconut oil, egg white, and vanilla. Stir in the buttermilk. Stir in the Greek yogurt, mixing until no large lumps remain. Gently fold in the diced peaches.
  3. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared mini muffin cups. Bake at 350°F for 14-17 minutes or until the tops feel firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack.
Notes: For the gluten-free flour, I recommend the following blend: ½ cup (60g) millet flour, ½ cup (60g) tapioca flour, 2 tablespoons (15g) brown rice flour, and ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum. Most store-bought gluten-free flour blends will work as well, if measured like this.

Whole wheat pastry flour, regular whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour may be substituted for the white whole wheat flour.

I highly recommend this powdered buttermilk! It’s inexpensive, shelf-stable, and will keep for ages if stored in the refrigerator. It has the same iconic flavor as fresh buttermilk and behaves exactly the same in recipes. Alternatively, mix together ½ cup (120mL) of any milk (dairy or non-dairy) and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or vinegar. Let that sit for 5-10 minutes before using in this recipe.

Both fresh peaches and canned peaches in 100% juice that have been thoroughly drained will work. Cut them to be about the same size as miniature chocolate chips to ensure the pancake bites bake evenly.

To cook these on the stove like traditional pancakes, follow these instructions of mine! (This pancake batter is supposed to be thick, similar to muffin batter, because thicker batter yields thicker and fluffier pancakes!)

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2017/06/04/peach-pie-buttermilk-pancake-bites/