We have jars and jars of applesauce in our basement, that we canned this fall from apples we got from a neighbors tree. Personally I am a huge fan of applesauce that has a slight cinnamon and sugar taste, so that’s how I made my applesauce. I meant to post an update to this recipe when we canned the applesauce, but I forgot to, so basically if you are interested in canning your applesauce, I used this recipe times about 8-10 to get the right amounts and then went through the process of canning them in the hot water bath. So that’s the applesauce I used for these delicious applesauce pancakes, but you can use whatever applesauce you like. I do recommend that if you use a plain applesauce you add a little more cinnamon to your pancake batter though.
Nate and I got home from a quick but amazing mini vacation late Saturday night. It was kind of a combination of, it’s spring break and we won’t be able to go on a vacation this summer with a new baby. We went down to southern Utah, in the Moab area for a couple of days and then spent a day in Cortez, Colorado too. We spent a day at Arches National Park, a day at Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park, and a day at Mesa Verde National Park. It was all really amazing! But I must say it was a lot of walking and hiking for this pregnant lady so I was very tired each night we got back to our hotel and needed to catch up on a little rest when we got home too.
So Sunday morning was a lazy morning for us and I decided I wanted to make some pancakes. I decided to go the semi easy route by simply altering a pancake mix and got these delicious applesauce pancakes. The applesauce gives them a little bit of a cinnamon flavoring, but not a strong apple flavor. But they are really delicious.
- 2 cups dry pancake mix
- 1 cup quick oats
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup milk
- Combine all your ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir everything together.
- Heat a griddle over medium high heat.
- Butter or oil your griddle.
- Pour pancake batter onto the griddle in desired size (I used ¼ measuring cup).
- Cook until batter starts to bubble and bottom turns golden brown.
- Flip and cook until bottom side is fully cooked too.
- Serve hot topped with butter and syrup.
Enjoy these delicious and easy pancakes for breakfast!