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Applesauce Pancakes

Trading butter for applesauce is a healthy way to cut out excess fat and still enjoy the sweetness of pancakes. These diabetic-friendly pancakes are low in fat and easy to make. Serve with fresh fruit to make it more filling, or add fruit right into the batter. For a heart-healthy whole wheat option, use whole wheat flour.

IngredientsEHBMH_applesauce-pancakes

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Sugar-free maple syrup (optional)
  • Fresh fruit slices (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  2. Heat a nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle, spreading to a 5-inch circle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn pancakes, and cook other side.
  3. Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit, if desired (syrup and fruit not included in analysis).

Tip:Ā  One tablespoon of sugar-free maple syrup has 8 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrate.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 74
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat per serving: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
  • Protein per serving: 3g
  • Carbohydrates per serving: 11.5g
  • Fiber per serving: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 22mg
  • Iron per serving: 0.0mg
  • Sodium per serving: 143mg
  • Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

Resource: Health.com

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