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Johnny Applesauce Pancakes


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Milk 1% (low fat) or fat-free0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup
Eggs2 4 8
Vegetable oil1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Bottled applesauce, natural or unsweetened0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Flour, whole wheat0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup
Baking powder0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp2 Tbsp
Salt0.25 tsp0.5 tsp1 tsp
Sugar1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Cinnamon, ground0.125 tsp0.25 tsp0.5 tsp


  1. 1. Heat griddle over high heat (to about 375F).
  2. 2. Combine milk, eggs, oil and applesauce in a mixing bowl. Mix on low speed until blended.
  3. 3. Sift in flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon . Using whip attachment, mix batter for 15 seconds on low speed. Scrape sides of bowl).
  4. 4. Mix for 1 minute on medium speed.
  5. 5. Portion 1/4 cup onto 375 griddle for each pancake.
  6. 6. Cook until bubbles appear on top and bottom is browned. Flip and cook other side (about 1 minute).
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1 pancake (68g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 From Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sat. Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 248mg 10%
Total Carb 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

Pancakes are a fun treat that kids can help make. Use whole wheat flour and their favorite fruit to make them a healthy breakfast or snack. To reheat leftover pancakes, try popping them in the toaster!

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Breakfast. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread