Banana applesauce pancakes
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Healthy banana applesauce pancakes

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Delicious and healthy pancakes made with banana, oats, eggs and applesauce, all mixed in a blender and it’s super tasty!

This is not your regular breakfast pancake; this fluffy and healthy banana applesauce pancake is full of flavour and it is gluten free. The applesauce is the selling point of this pancake, the aroma is perfectly blended with cinnamon and ground nutmeg. When I thought of this pancake recipe, I wasn’t sure if the banana would blend with the applesauce, but boom! It was a hit. This is my best pancake recipe so far.

This pancake will satisfy your sweet craving without having any guilt of over indulging; it’s healthy, filling and is the perfect start or end to your day.

Ingredients for making banana applesauce pancakes                                   

Compared to other pancakes, this recipe is rich in flavour coming from the cinnamon, unsweetened applesauce and nutmeg. Other ingredients in this recipe are banana, eggs, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if desired), baking powder and salt to taste.

How to make banana applesauce pancakes

  1. Mash the bananas and add into a blender with other ingredients, blend for about a minute on high. Pour the batter in a bowl and let it sit there as you heat up the pan. If the batter is too thin or thick, add extra tablespoons of oats or unsweetened almond milk respectively.
  2. Lightly coat a non-stick frying pan or griddle with olive oil (or coconut oil) and set hob to medium heat. Scoop 1/3 cup of the pancake batter onto the pan. Cook for about 2-3mins until the bubbles start to pop up around the edges and on top.
  3. Flip to the other side and cook until golden brown. It shouldn’t take long on the flipped side so watch the pancake doesn’t get burnt. If your pan starts smoking it means the heat is too much; I normally start on medium heat and turn it down lower so that the heat won’t be too high.
  4. Serve hot with your favourite toppings.

I topped my banana applesauce pancakes with diced apple and honey. You can make it even better and top with diced sautéed apples and sprinkle some cinnamon on top!

Can you freeze banana applesauce pancakes?

I prefer to eat pancakes fresh, but if you like to cook it ahead and freeze it, you can do that. To freeze pancakes, put them in lidded freezer safe plastic containers and freeze for up to three months. The longer you freeze pancakes for, the more they lose their taste and texture.

How do you keep pancakes warm?

Sometimes, you may not be ready to eat your pancakes straight away, hence, why you might want to keep it warm and fresh. To keep pancakes warm, place it on a plate and pop it in the oven at about 90C until you’re ready to eat.

Healthy banana apple sauce pancakes

4.0 from 37 votes
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

250

kcal
Total time

10

minutes

These ingredients makes about 6 pancakes and serves 3.

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe banana

  • ¾ cup Applesauce

  • ¼ cup Unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 Free range eggs

  • cups Old fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoon Baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon Maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

  • Olive oil for cooking

Directions

  • Mash the bananas and add into a blender with other ingredients, blend for about a minute on high. Pour the batter in a bowl and let it sit there as you heat up the pan.
  • Lightly coat a non-stick frying pan or griddle with olive oil (or coconut oil) and set hob to medium heat. Scoop 1/3 cup of the pancake batter onto the pan. Cook for about 2-3mins until the bubbles start to pop up around the edges and on top.
  • Flip to the other side and cook until golden brown. It shouldn’t take long on the flipped side so watch the pancake doesn’t get burnt. If your pan starts smoking it means the heat is too much, I normally start on medium heat and turn it down lower so that the heat won’t be too high.
  • Serve hot with your favourite toppings.

Notes

  • If the batter is too thin or thick, add extra tablespoons of oats or unsweetened almond milk respectively.
  • PS: Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator and based on ingredients used.

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