Applesauce Pancakes

By John Crowley

Adding applesauce to the batter of these pancakes instead of sugar helps keep the carb count low!

Applesauce Pancakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ

  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • Cooking spray

  • Sugar-free maple syrup (optional)

  • Fresh fruit slices (optional)

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.Heat a nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle, spreading to a 5-inch circle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn pancakes, and cook other side.Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit, if desired (syrup and fruit not included in analysis). Makes 10 pancakes. Serving size: 1 pancake).

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving
Calories 74
Fat 1.8g (sat O.4g)
Protein 3.0g
Carbohydrate 11.5g
Fiber 0.6g
Cholesterol 22mg
Sodium 143mg
1 Starch

breakfast pancakes applesauce carbs under 45g

18 replies

Salatinia 2013-08-16 08:49:24 -0500 Report

Is a great recipe. I only changed a few things I used unbleached flour in place of the all purpose flour and coconut oil in place of the vegetable oil. I have an Alzheimer's patient which I have found that the coconut oil is really helping. I use flavored agava nectar for the syrup or homemade jelly. Next time I plan on trying to mix coconut flour with my unbleached flour to see how that works.

Natim 2011-12-08 02:11:51 -0600 Report

Gr8 stuff, I am looking forward to making them. My kids always make the ordinary ones and try to offer me and me being strict with my diet I always turn the offer down and now we can all enjoy these ones as a family.

esjesjesj 2011-12-07 11:10:04 -0600 Report

good lord. 73 calories for 11 carbs (6.3 cals per carb)! where do I get the rest of my 400 cals meal allotment from? this is a really poor carb to cal ratio. in my book it isn't worth bothering with. to make it though the day, I need and average of 16 cals per carb

Kathae 2011-09-10 22:54:57 -0500 Report

I can't have wheat products, do you think one cup of gluten free flour is the same as one cup of flour?