Airy Applesauce Pancakes
These airy applesauce pancakes are fluffy, naturally sweet, and comforting - perfect for a weekend breakfast! Pancakes can be a great vessel for incorporating fruit for both adults and kids. These ones use applesauce to provide a comforting taste of fall, and it also provides some moisture that pairs well with the whole grain white whole wheat flour to provide a nice texture to the pancakes. Enjoy topped with maple syrup (sugar-free works too!), nut-butter or sunflower butter, yogurt, additional applesauce, and/or fruit! These pancakes provide a healthy source of energy to kick-start your day along with dietary fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 days or freeze in a freezer-safe bag to enjoy another day.
Servings: 6 servings
Individual Portion: 2 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
2 large eggs
8 ounces unsweetened applesauce (*can use two 4-oz cups)
1/2 cup 1%/skim milk or non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
Oil spray or margarine or butter for cooking
1. In a medium bowl, beat the 2 eggs. Add the applesauce, milk or non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon to the batter. Mix well to combine.
3. Coat a non-stick skillet, cast iron pan, or griddle with oil spray, margarine, or butter. Heat the pan or griddle over medium heat.
4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop the batter onto the pan or griddle to create small, round pancakes. Spread the pancakes evenly and to a similar thickness. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until you see bubbles form on the batter or edges are set.
5. Using a spatula, carefully flip the pancakes and cook for another 3-5 minutes until both sides are cooked through and lightly browned.
6. Serve immediately with toppings or keep warm on a baking sheet in a 175-200 degree F oven.
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 2 pancakes | Calories: 116 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 62 mg | Sodium: 96 mg | Total Carbs: 21 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 6 g
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