How to Make Gerson-Friendly Pancakes

by Beth Perera

On the Gerson Therapy? Here's the scoop on making pancakes using just three ingredients: oats, water, and applesauce. Top with a small amount of Maple Syrup, if desired. To your healing & health!


  • 2.50 Cups Organic rolled oats
  • 6 Ounces Organic, home-made applesauce
  • 5 Cups water (for making oat "milk")
  • optional: a TB or so of pure VT maple syrup
  • for Non Gerson folks: 1/2 cup organic blueberries
  • for Non Gerson folks: 1 tsp. organic cinnamon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Soak 1/2 cup oats in 5 cups pure water. (Non Gerson folks may add vanilla to taste.) Let soak 10 minutes, then blend on high for 1 minute.

    Step 2

    Strain your oat milk through a fine mesh stainless strainer (or cheesecloth).

    Step 3

    Store oat milk in glass container (keeps well for 3-4 days). You will need 1.5 cups of the oat milk for the pancake batter.

    Step 4

    To make oat "flour," put remaining 2 cups of oats in Vitamix and blend on setting 4 until finely processed. Combine oat flour with 1.5 cups oat milk, and your applesauce. Drop onto hot griddle.

    Step 5

    Flip pancakes when top side appears bubbly and edges are visibly cooked (a couple minutes on each side usually does the trick).

    Step 6

    The second batch always comes out better!

    Step 7

    Top warm pancakes with 1 TB or so of pure VT maple syrup, if desired.

    Step 8

    Note: to heat the maple syrup, place glass container of syrup in a slightly larger bowl of hot water. (no microwaving to heat anything on Gerson Therapy)

    Step 9

    Non Gerson pancake enthusiasts can add organic blueberries and cinnamon to the batter. Enjoy! Beth Perera is a Food For Life nutrition/cooking instructor & Gerson caretaker for her partner.