Applesauce Pancakes

By lipsie

Finding tasty alternatives to unhealthy ingredients is our specialty. Enjoy these pancakes made with applesauce, nonfat buttermilk, and wheat germ.

Applesauce Pancakes
  • Ingredients

  • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit, if desired (syrup and fruit not included in analysis).

  4. Tip: One tablespoon of sugar-free maple syrup has 8 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrate.

Nutritional Facts

Diabeties friendly
low calorie
low fat
low saturated fat.
CALORIES 74 (0.0% from fat)
FAT 1.8g (sat 0.4g
mono 0.0
poly 0.0g)
FIBER 0.6g
IRON 0.0mg
SODIUM 143mg

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19 replies

kryton50036 2015-03-26 11:26:35 -0500 Report

Jayniebabe … Try reading the recipe again. The Maple syrup is sugar free, and depending on the brand, you can find some with less than what the recipe calls out.

Jayniebabe 2015-03-25 11:43:39 -0500 Report

Diabetics trust sites like this to provide accurate examples of nutritious meals. This has way too many carbs, sugar in the (optional) maple syrup and absolutely no sign of foods with nutritional value. I'm not diabetic but I have to avoid sugars/carbs and this kind of food raises the blood sugars, which makes it of no use at all!!

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nancy spainhour 2011-03-20 11:55:28 -0500 Report

you can also reduce or eliminate the cholesterol by using egg beaters. i use these or egg whites when ever possible. it also reduces the calories.

Melhibbard 2011-03-18 04:33:05 -0500 Report

For the Nutritional facts listed, what is the number of pancakes for the listed nutritional amounts? I sense that the ingredients listed are for one pancake only.

poppey 2011-03-17 15:51:02 -0500 Report

Never had applesauce in pancakes, I've tried it on top but never in. Sounds good will have to give that a try. My family like pancakes and applesauce. Its a must try. Thanks for the recipe:)!!

LabRat90 2011-03-17 10:30:46 -0500 Report

I've heard of using applesauce in a cake but I've never even thought about pancakes. I think I'll try this with the oatmeal pancake mix that I found.

Avera 2009-03-09 23:55:49 -0500 Report

Using applesauce in a pancake never came to my mind. I've added just about everything else to them, but never applesauce. This recipe shows me that it is really going to be tasty and the carbs are not bad at all. Can't wait to try this!!