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Whole Wheat Pancakes {with applesauce}

So…I know you all rushed and prepared my simple applesauce recipe from yesterday’s post.  And…since you have a crockpot full of applesauce to use in delicious recipes, I am sharing my recipe for

These pancakes are yummy and my kids gobble them up!  They have been known to eat 5 or 6 at breakfast and then eat a few more throughout the day as snacks.  I don’t mind because I know what is in them..wink, wink!  Due to their small size, we call them silver dollar pancakes or pancake cookies.  I mix up multiple batches and keep them in separate ziploc bags or a sealed container in my pantry.

Ingredients:

1 c. whole wheat flour

1 T brown sugar, honey or agave nectar

1 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon, apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice

2 T. wheat germ (optional)

2T. flax seed (optional)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg (beaten)

1 c. buttermilk or sour milk (see Note)

¼ c. applesauce

Note: Substitute buttermilk with 1 T. vinegar, then fill measuring cup to 1 c. full

You can add bananas, pumpkin, blueberries, chocolate chips…whatever you like!

How To:

Combine all dry ingredients, make a well in center of mixture and set aside.  Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add wet mixture all at once to dry mixture.  Stir just until moistened (batter will be lumpy).

Lightly grease your skillet or griddle (I use cooking spray) and heat to medium low heat.  Pour amount of batter for the size of pancake you desire.  We like small pancakes, so I use a Tablespoon for each pancake.  My husband prefers larger pancakes, so I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for him.

Cook each pancake until they start to form little bubbles, then flip and cook a couple minutes more until golden brown.  Serve warm with toppings of your choice.  My boys like butter and a sprinkle of powdered sugar and sometimes a little sugar-free syrup to dip.  I prefer butter and sliced fruit with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and wheat germ.  Either way, they are yummy and you should make them for breakfast (or dinner) SOON!


Kid approved!

Do you have a favorite pancake recipe?

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Super Simple Applesauce…in a crockpot!

For the past few weeks I have been up to my ears in APPLES!  We visited a friends house who has Apple trees…Little did I know she has an orchard! Needless to say, lately I have been doing a lot of cooking with Apples in an attempt to use them up.

Today, I am sharing…

Super Duper Easy Applesauce {in a Crockpot}

What child does not LOVE applesauce?!  We eat it as a side dish many nights for dinner because it is easy, healthy and my kids LOVE it.  I realize apple season is about over and there are oodles of applesauce recipes out there,but I thought I would share mine anyway. 🙂

This is the easiest Applesauce recipe you will ever make!  Two ingredients and it can be made in the slow cooker.

Ingredients:

A variety of Apples, peeled and sliced

½ to 1 cup water

 That’s ALL!

Pour a little water in the bottom of your slow cooker.  Turn it on Low.  Peel and slice Apples.  Add Apples to slow cooker.  I add the Apples as I go and pile Apples as high as I can with the lid still fitting tightly.  The Apples will cook down.  On Low, this takes 6-8 hours.  I usually turn it on and go to bed.  Then we eat delicious warm applesauce for breakfast.  You can add cinnamon or honey, but we like it naturally sweet.  Stirring the applesauce gets rid of any large chunks.  (Or, a friend of mine blends hers.) Allow the applesauce to cool and scoop into freezer safe storage bags.  I scoop 2 heaping cups into a quart size bag.  Lay flat and freeze until you are ready to enjoy!

Next, I’ll be sharing my D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. and healthy

Whole Wheat Pancakes {with applesauce}…YUM!

Serve alongside one of these delicious breakfast treats…Cinnamon Twists or Caramel Sticky Buns…Both are EASY and sure to please!

Do you have a favorite way to prepare applesauce?  Please share! 

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