I mentioned it earlier this month but I’m all about trying to add more fruits and veggies into my little guy’s food. Honestly I couldn’t ask for much of a better eater, he pretty much eats anything we put in front of him but I still want to boost all his foods with an extra dose of healthy, especially if it’s easy to do!
Call me OCD but in the last month I actually started creating a daily food schedule for him. I wrote out what I would serve him each day for breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks. He does eat most things we eat, but I wanted a planned out schedule so I knew what he would be eating each day so I know he’s getting the nutrition he needs. (He’s had some underweight issues for some reason.) Breakfast turned out to be the hardest thing to plan. I wanted to make sure I fixed something he would enjoy while giving him a good dose of whole grain and fruits. This simple recipe for Applesauce Pancakes is one of the recipes I came up with! No added sugar in this recipe and only 4 ingredients. It doesn’t get much better than that!
What You Need:
- 2 c. flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 c. applesauce
- 1 1/2 c. milk
Mix all ingredients together, the flour and baking powder first, then the applesauce, and the milk last. You may need more milk if it’s too thick. Stir only until just combined, you don’t need to stir the lumps out, they are ok!
Scoop the batter (I used a 1/4 c. measuring cup to do this) onto a hot griddle or non-stick frying pan. Cook on one side until it turns brown, flip and cook the other side until it also looks brown. These may be a little more doughy on the inside even when they are done because of the applesauce. They still taste great!
You can use pretty much any kind of flour you enjoy in this recipe, all purpose, whole wheat, or gluten free. We made it with gluten free flour and it worked great. The applesauce holds everything together nicely.
Have you ever made applesauce pancakes or added any kind of pureed fruits into pancake batter?