Recipe: Pecan Apple Flying Saucers GF

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What with Halloween just around the corner and the barrage of artificial, chemical laden, sugary candy pushed into everyone’s face, a real food home needs to be prepared with fun to make and nutritionally sound sweet treats.These flying saucers are fun for the whole family to make and take just a few minutes to create a delicious seasonal treat that is naturally sweetened.

Everything is apple related this time of year. The crisp autumn air seems to make one want to bite into a crisp juicy apple. Just make sure it is organic for this reason and for that reason.

This batter uses crispy pecans that have been soaked and dehydrated to remove enzyme inhibitors and make them more digestible. This adds nutrition and flavor that goes well with apple. Be forewarned — you may want to double the recipe because they eat them right out of the pan! They also taste great (better I think) after being refrigerated, so make an extra portion for that.

You really don’t need any additional sweetener for this recipe unless you have a real sweet tooth — but by all means, taste the batter before you use it to make sure it will be sweet enough for you.

Pecan Apple Flying Saucers




  1. In the food processor, process the pecans until nut butter consistency
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and process
  3. Add the salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and process
  4. Add the coconut flour one teaspoon at a time until you have a batter than is like a thick salad dressing
  5. Pour the batter into a shallow bowl
  6. Heat the fry pan to a medium to medium high heat and melt the fat
  7. While the pan is heating, core and skin the apples — making sure the entire core is out
  8. Slice the apples across the horizontal, about 1/4 inch thick
  9. At the stove, dip the apple slices into the batter using a toothpick or a skewer and let any excess batter drip off
  10. Place the slices in the hot pan
  11. Go around the pan with the slices — in a 12″ pan you should get 6 around the perimeter and 1 in the middle
  12. Fry for 1 – 2 minutes until you see bubbles appear on top them — then flip them
  13. The second side take only a minute or two to brown
  14. Remove carefully as the batter can fall off the hot apple — set on a plate, one layer
  15. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon and serve immediately
  16. These refrigerate well and taste good cold (if there are any left)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: about 15

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  • Beth October 29, 2012, 10:26 am

    Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  • Elaine October 29, 2012, 11:42 am

    This sounds so good! I love that there’s no sugar in the recipe. But I can’t have nuts…can I just leave the pecans out and use more flour or something?

    • Jill October 29, 2012, 3:40 pm

      Hi Elaine,
      You can try it with coconut flour instead of nut flour.

  • K October 29, 2012, 1:16 pm

    These look so incredible! Gonna have to make some today, since I’m being kept inside by this hurricane!

  • rebecca October 29, 2012, 2:16 pm

    Those look yummy! I’m all for anything to get more coconut oil in me, and being from Georgia, anything with pecans in it has got to be good.

  • Anne-Marie Cain October 30, 2012, 11:09 pm

    These look so yummy! I’d love for you to share your recipe on my new blog hop, {Wheat-Free Wednesday}! Hope to see you there! 🙂

  • Rebecca October 31, 2012, 4:23 pm

    We made these yesterday. I think we should have used sweeter apples( we used some Arkansas Blacks off our trees). So we thought it might could use a little honey in the batter. They tasted good though.

    • Jill October 31, 2012, 8:01 pm

      Hi Rebecca,
      Yes, the apples area the sweetener, so if they are not sweet enough you could add a little honey to the batter.

  • Martha November 2, 2012, 6:24 pm

    What do you mean by crispy pecans? Do you mean just normal shelled pecans?

  • Anne-Marie Cain November 6, 2012, 10:36 pm

    Hi Jill! Thanks for sharing at {Wheat-Free Wednesday} last week. Your posts have been pinned to my Pinterest board and shared on my FB page. I hope you’ll share again this week. The list goes live tonight:

  • Ang November 11, 2012, 9:54 am

    Tried this yesterday, flavor was very good, but the batter slid off the apples as I turned them over. So they turned out a mess. The kids stilI liked it & ate them, but I’m wondering what went wrong. Used gala apples & added 1/4 cup of soy milk, since the batter was too thick.