Applesauce Oat Pancakes

"These are like having a slice of apple pie for breakfast except healthier. These are great spread with apple butter or topped with glazed apples."
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18 3inch pancakes




  • In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, baking powder and spices, mixing well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Beat with a wire whisk until blended.
  • Add to dry mixture, mixing until all ingredients are moistened.
  • Let stand 5 minutes, then mix again.
  • Spray griddle with non-stick cooking spray and preheat over medium heat.
  • Using 2 tablespoonfuls for each pancake, drop batter onto griddle.
  • Turn pancakes when edges are dry and bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  • Note: If the batter becomes too thick while standing, add a tablespoon or more of skim milk.
  • Serve with favorite toppings.

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  1. These came out great! Healthy, tasty and easy. I used my own apple puree which was pretty thick so I needed to use more milk, but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for posting.
  2. These were wonderful! I was pleasantly surprised by how fluffy they turned out; with as moist as they were I was expecting them to be heavier. I made a few cosmetic changes, per family preference...omitted the cloves and nutmeg and added a Tbsp of brown sugar (mmm, brown sugar and oats!); I was also short on eggs so I used 1 whole egg instead of 2 egg whites. The kids looked a bit skeptical when they saw the title, but gobbled up the whole batch (the three year old especially loved them and had thirds!!). I had mine with a bit of homemade blueberry jam on top...just like eating a muffin, warm from the oven, for breakfast ~ fantastic! Thanks so much! :)
  3. These were really tasty! I made up a double batch and put half of the dry ingredients in a jar for use next time, with the instructions on a label. I will cut back on the nutmeg a bit as I use fresh and it was a bit overpowering!
  4. Both of my kids (and I) love these pancakes. I make them the smaller size as recommended by the recipe. They are good with unsweetened apple sauce on top followed by real maple syrup.
  5. Loved these healthy, tasty pancakes! These pancakes prove that healthy foods don't have to be tasteless. The spices were spot on and the texture was perfect. I used whole eggs instead of egg whites, mainly because I was too lazy to separate them. Also, I used about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake and I got 12 pancakes. I served these pancakes topped with sauteed cinnamon apples...yum!! Thank you for sharing this delicious is definitely a keeper! **Made for Culinary Quest - Suitcase Gourmets**


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