Like many of my “use it up” recipes, this one came about when I had a jar of applesauce in the fridge that I didn’t want to go to waste. So, this is what I made one morning, and I enjoyed the pancakes so much they are going to have a permanent place my breakfast rotation.
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- 150 g. Better Batter Pancake and Biscuit Mix
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar (or sugar substitute)
- 2/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
- butter for the griddle
Whisk together the pancake mix and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat the egg, oil, applesauce, sugar and milk. Combine the wet and dry ingredients with a batter whisk. Let batter rest for 5 minutes while you preheat the griddle on medium low.
Coat the griddle with butter and spoon the batter in circles, about 1/3 cup each. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side. They are ready to turn when the tops begin to bubble. Continue with the rest of the batter, adding more butter to the griddle each time.
Remember, gluten free pancakes take longer to cook! You can poke the center with a toothpick to be sure they are cooked through.
Transfer the cooked pancakes to a cooling rack (or right onto your plate!). I usually make enough to freeze so they will get individually wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in freezer safe bags.
You can reheat them on the griddle, microwave or toaster.
I served them with a side of sautéed apples, a sprinkle of nuts and real maple syrup.
Notes ♪♫ It’s apple season and this recipe is a great way to start things off! Check out all my apple recipes here —-> Best Gluten Free Apple Recipes!