Tuesday, March 15, 2011


There is nothing that my 4 year old loves more than breakfast foods! Pancakes, scrabbled eggs, waffles, crepes.. Always asks for breakfast for dinner! So I had some energy this morning and figured why not make a double batch of pancakes and freeze some so we have them for later!
When we make pancakes and really any other 'baking" we add applesauce instead of oil or butter. This morning the only applesauce I had in the house was a gogo squeezer. Apple Peach.. hey why not try it! There was even a little left over for the Little Man to eat.

If you haven't seen these before, they are just what they say they are "applesauce on the go" NO spoons needed! We started little man on these pouches that we found at Babies R Us. A different brand has all sorts of baby food puree in the pouches. Now that the kids are older I try to keep some applesauce ones around. We find these at Henry's, Trader Joe's has applesauce and apple carrot ones that both kids like.

Ok, back to pancakes. Whenever I use applesauce I always add a dash or two of cinnamon, just think it goes nicely with it and I normally add a splash of vanilla too. :-)

Applesauce Pancakes

2 cups flour
2 tbs sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup of applesauce
dash of cinnamon
splash of vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon) Then in a separate bowl mix rest of ingredients together. Then add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. If you have time let the mixture rest in the fridge for up to 30mins. It helps make them fluffier. I did not wait this morning.. :-)

Lightly spray skillet and heat to medium high. Pour 1/4 cup of mixture into pan. Flip once bubbles pop on the top side.

This makes 18-20 1/4cup pancakes. I freeze mine in 5 pancake batches because that's what we eat on weekday mornings. I just put them in freezer ziploc bags.


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