Applesauce Pancakes

Applesauce Pancakes

Pancakes are a Sunday morning favorite in our house. I made these as a surprise one day and we fell in love with the recipe. I haven’t tweaked this one since it involves baking-like ingredients (and I’m a terrible baker) but I’ve found some great tips for making the perfect pancake.

It all starts with a good recipe.


The ingredients. Nifty, right?

And then the ingredients. For extra spice, use cinnamon applesauce.
Into the bowl.

Ingredients, meet bowl. Always crack your eggs one-by-one into a smaller container — I like to use one of the measuring cups larger than a 1/2 cup. That way you can fish out any eggshells that might make their way into the batter.

Now for the frying pan.

Heat your pan until water sizzles when it hits it. Pour into pan.

Bubble bubble toil and trouble...wait, these are pancakes! There's no toiling needed.

Once the pancakes begin to bubble on top, it’s time to flip. If you can manage to get the batter to fill in the holes as you slowly flip, you can get the golden hue on both sides.

Golden. Like the tan I never get.

And there you go! Golden pancakes.

Chocolate goes well with applesauce.

We prefer jams, jellies, and chocolate syrup to the artificial corn syrup and butter. It compliments the applesauce taste nicely. These also refrigerate very well! Simply cover or put in a sandwich bag to chill and pop in the microwave for a few seconds. They don’t get hard or dried out like other pancakes can.


  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. applesauce (regular or cinnamon works)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • Measure all ingredients and put in mixing bowl. Mix ingredients until smooth. Cook in pan or on griddle until bubbles form on one side. Carefully turn and brown on other side. Serve with apple butter, strawberry jam, or grape jelly for a delightful breakfast or with chocolate syrup for a daring one.


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4 thoughts on “Applesauce Pancakes

  1. Candace Coulter Kretzer August 28, 2012 at 3:47 am Reply

    Does it make a difference whether I use sweetened applesauce or unsweetened?

    • hodgepodgecook August 29, 2012 at 1:03 am Reply

      I haven’t tried with unsweetened, but since the applesauce is replacing the sugar, you might want to balance it with sugary toppings like jams or honey. Only one way to find out!

  2. KrystalMNestor October 11, 2013 at 7:09 am Reply

    This will be the 3rd batch I’ve made! Thanks for this recipe my 1yr loves them! 😉

    • hodgepodgecook October 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply

      I’m so glad to hear that, Krystal! They are one of my husband’s faves too!

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