Mom's Applesauce Pancakes

Mom's Applesauce Pancakes

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Shirley Smith
Recipe by  Shirley Smith

“This was passed down from my mother. I don't know where she got it, but it was always a special request at brunches. Serve with maple syrup or apple butter.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. In a large bowl, stir together pancake mix and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the pancake mix. Add the eggs, applesauce, lemon juice and milk; stir until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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Okay pancakes; I might make these again. I read the reviews before making them and the only things I would say is that if you're like me and you have the "just add water" kind of pancake mixes (the kind that doesn't require eggs or oil, etc), you might NOT want to use all the milk in the recipe. The addition of the eggs and applesauce thinned the batter down considerably. Good thing I added the milk a little bit at a time, and didn't need to use all of it in the end; it would have been a very runny batter otherwise. I would also cut down on the cinnamon, as I would've liked to have tasted more of the apple flavor. I think the name is misleading; these should be called cinnamon pancakes. From the name, I was expecting more of an apple flavor. Maybe next time I'll add some fresh, thinly sliced apples to the mix.



One of the reviewers gave the most helpful tip: Do NOT use a "just add water" pancake mix. Use a "real" pancake mix. Also, the lemon juice makes a big difference, IMO.



My kids really liked these. We used cinnamon applesauce, left out the lemon juice (didn't have any) and used Krusteaz Buttermilk mix. I did add just a little extra milk to make up for not using the lemon juice. Thank you Shirley!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 319 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 60.2 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 1016 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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