Martha’s Applesauce Pancakes

Applesauce pancakes?  Holla!  One of my fave people in this world is Martha Stewart.  She’s so damn crafty and has some of the most amazing ideas.  I used to subscribe to her magazine and still have every single copy in my library because I love flipping through them for inspiration every now and then.

I subscribe to her Facebook feed too so when I saw these pancakes come up I knew I had to try them.  I used to despise pancakes when I was little, waffles I loved, but pancakes were my nemesis.  My sister loved them so we were usually at breakfast odds when she got to choose what we were eating.  I hated having flour lumps in my pancakes – that was the one thing that really made me dislike them – so when I found these pancakes I was pleasantly surprised after making them because the batter is mixed thoroughly and they cook up more like a crepe.  I never really understood the whole “don’t overmix the pancake batter, it should be lumpy” cookbook instructions because if it’s lumpy that means there’s unmixed ingredients in there.  I understand if you overmix something the leavening agent can be overworked and then they won’t rise as much but personally, I’d rather have a slightly less fluffy pancake than one with a nasty lump of flour or baking powder in it.

That concludes my flour-lump speech for the day.  My point is that if you’re looking for a really thick, fluffy pancake don’t make these because these aren’t them.  They’re more of a dense, moist pancake that I eat with nothing on top.  They have a really amazing smell and fruity flavour and there’s nothing better than to eat them hot off the griddle.

Applesauce_Pancakes

The original recipe is on Martha Stewart’s website.  It calls for Martha’s Pink Applesauce but I had some blueberry applesauce I wanted to try instead so I substituted that as well as the butter for coconut oil because it adds to the flavour profile nicely.  I usually half this recipe because I like the pancakes fresh so the halved recipe is posted below.  I found an easy way to make these is to just mix all the ingredients in my blender so I save myself some dishes.  I do enough of those already with 2 kids and a husband so I like to save myself the work whenever I can.

Applesauce Pancakes
Yield: 10 medium size pancakes

1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup applesauce (one small container of a kids flavoured applesauce is what I use)
2 tbsp melted coconut oil or butter
1 cup flour
1 & 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Combine all the ingredients in order in your blender and mix on low until combined (usually 30 seconds max).  If you prefer to use a mixing bowl then combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients in another and mix them together.

Cook over med-high heat on a non-stick pan or pancake griddle and enjoy!  Happy Fall Y’all!  Kim.

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