Oatmeal Pancakes with Applesauce

Happy weekend, Friends! Thought you might enjoy this healthy recipe I acquired from a cooking class I recently attended with my Bolder Options mentee. It was a great class and the pancakes turned out fantastic. Because of the content variation, these pancakes are heavier, more dense than the standard recipe. I appreciate they contain oatmeal and whole wheat flour…helps us feel fuller, longer. I also like the substitution of applesauce for syrup. The true test came at home, as my husband and son both liked them. Though they used syrup instead of applesauce, I was happy I could eat the same meal with a simple, lower-calorie modification. Give this recipe a try!


Oatmeal Pancakes with Applesauce


3/4 cup quick or old fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk

3/4 cup enriched all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon oil, plus more for cooking

3 cups unsweetened applesauce




1. Combine the oats with milk in a large bowl, let stand 5 minutes.

2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, add to oat/milk mixture.

3. Beat eggs and oil together, add to mixture.

4. Stir just until all ingredients are combined; mixture will be lumpy.

5. Spread small amount of oil onto griddle or pan; heat to medium temperature.

6. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle or pan for each pancake.

7. Turn pancakes when tops have bubbled and edges look cooked.

8. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon and topped with 1/4 cup applesauce.


This recipe yields 12 pancakes. One serving equals 1 pancake and 1/4 cup applesauce for a total of 140 calories.


One thought on “Oatmeal Pancakes with Applesauce

  1. I’m going to try this. I also like pancakes that take 1 egg and a smashed banana–that’s it. Try that one too. My kids liked it until they saw me making them once!

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