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Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Add a fruity twist to a breakfast favorite with this fast and fresh recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes.
4.23 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and brown sugar.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. 
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. (The batter should be lumpy.)
  • Place a nonstick pan or griddle over medium-low heat. Drop dollops of the batter onto the hot pan. Once bubbles form, flip the pancakes once and continue cooking 1 to 2 more minutes until the pancakes are cooked throughout. Serve immediately with maple syrup or other toppings.

Kelly's Notes:

  • Do not overmix the batter or the pancakes will be dense and flat rather than light and fluffy.
  • As an optional topping, add 2 tablespoons unsalted butter and 3 tablespoons brown sugar to a sauté pan set over medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted, add sliced apples and cook, stirring, until the apples have softened slightly. Spoon the topping over the pancakes and serve. 
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