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applesauce pancakes

Fluffy Applesauce Pancakes

Amy Palanjian
We like these pancakes topped with a little maple syrup, peanut butter, or additional applesauce. Leftovers make really yummy sandwiches with nut butter or cream cheese in between! 
4.46 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Serves 4-6
Calories 296 kcal


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Heat a cast iron or nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat with neutral oil, butter, or nonstick spray.
  • Spoon out 1/4 cup of the batter at a time—or less to make smaller pancakes—and spread to an even thickness about 1/4-inch thick. Let cook about 3-4 minutes OR until the edges are totally set and bubbles start to appear. You wan the pancakes to be mostly cooked before you flip them. (The first batch may take longer to cook as the pan heats up.)
  • Carefully flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately and repeat with the rest of the batter, or keep warm on a baking sheet in a 200 degree F oven.


  • To store leftovers, let cool and place into an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat for about 30 seconds in the microwave. You can also store cooled pancakes in a zip top freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat for 60 seconds, flipping over halfway through for even heating.
  • Egg-free: Omit the eggs and adding 2 tablespoons chia seeds or flaxseeds. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes before you start cooking and add a touch more milk if needed to create a normal pancake batter consistency. Flip them gently after they set and start to firm on top.
  • Spread the batter thinly when you add it to the pan.
  • Let the edges set on each pancake–look for bubbles and firmness around the edges—before you flip each to ensure the middle is cooked through.
  • Top with maple syrup, nut butter, yogurt, or other favorite topping.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 15gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 340mgSodium: 606mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 732IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 450mgIron: 3mg
Keyword applesauce pancakes
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