Apple Sauce Cornmeal Pancakes

30 Sep

Tomorrow begins another year of October Unprocessed. This challenge, led by the wonderful Andrew Wilder over at Eating Rules, is one to test your taste buds, way of thinking, and priorities. We should all know by now that to be healthy, we must eat “real” foods. But what exactly does “real” mean? It means foods that are as much in their natural state as possible. Foods that have not undergone a great deal of processing. Or even better: no processing at all. For the next 31 days, I’m going to challenge myself to eat as unprocessed as I can. To make cooking healthy meals a top priority. To buy foods and ingredients that are “whole” and have had little done to them. To remove from my diet, and pantry, those items which have ingredients (aka chemicals) that I can’t even pronounce. If you’re interested in learning more, or would like to take the Unprocessed pledge, click on the badge in the sidebar of this page. You won’t regret it!

I participated last year for the first time and learned SO much! The daily posts, the twitter chats, the desire to do my own research on foods. I’ve maintained a fairly unprocessed diet for the rest of the year, but that’s slipped in some areas, so I’m excited to revisit a completely unprocessed eating mindset. As part of that pledge, I will do my absolute best to feature unprocessed recipes and eats this month. And without further ado…. pancakes!

Apple Sauce Cornmeal Pancakes

Pancakes are pretty awesome. It’s cake that’s been transformed into an acceptable breakfast. Doused in sweet toppings. I see nothing wrong with this 🙂 But it’s nice to take a weekend comfort food to a healthier level…with cornmeal and oats! These pancakes can easily be gluten free, fat free, and contain no added sugars. The cornmeal and oat flour pack a fiber punch that will leave you feeling nice and full. And you can’t go wrong with apple sauce!

Whip these up the next time you have a few minutes in the morning. It’s worth the (little) effort, and your tastebuds & tummy will thank you. And while these are cooking, brew up your pot of coffee! Breakfast will be ready in no time.

Apple Sauce Cornmeal Pancakes

Applesauce Cornmeal Pancakes, adapted from Girl Makes Food

Makes 6 4″ pancakes

  • 1 C cornmeal
  • 1 C oat flour – grind oats up in a food processor to achieve oat flour, and use GF to make it gluten free
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 C skim or nondairy milk
  • 1/4 C sugarfree apple sauce (or use a raw homemade version like I did!)
  • More apple sauce to garnish, if desired

Mix dry ingredients together. Stir in milk and apple sauce and mix until incorporated.

Heat a nonstick pan or griddle on medium high, and spray with PAM.

Scoop batter into the pan in a round shape and cook each side until golden brown. It’ll take 3 minutes on each side.

Serve with warm apple sauce, nut butter, maple syrup, or any other favorite topping! These are slightly sweet and perfect on a fall morning. They also keep well in the fridge for a couple days – simply reheat in the microwave for 60 seconds.


17 Responses to “Apple Sauce Cornmeal Pancakes”

  1. abbey sharp March 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    OMG these look super yummy!! Will need to try them.

    • xtinaluvspink March 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

      Thank you! I need to keep applesauce on hand to make them more often.

  2. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner March 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    cornmeal how creative! Sounds delicious

  3. Kerri Olkjer March 29, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

    These look really great! I love recipes with applesauce.

  4. chrissystein March 29, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

    Pancakes are a big win in our house and I often use applesauce as a substitute.

  5. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health March 30, 2017 at 6:49 am #

    i have not tried apple sauce in my idea..something new to try soon.

  6. Julie Wunder March 30, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    What a yummy idea! I love the texture of cornmeal so I bet these would be super tasty!

    • xtinaluvspink March 30, 2017 at 11:54 am #

      You’d definitely like these, then! I enjoy how rustic they are.

  7. Carmy March 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    So yummy! I’d love to give this a try!

  8. chocolaterunnergirl March 30, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    Yum! Pancakes and apple sauce are 2 of my fav foods 🙂

  9. ilkasblog March 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

    I haven’t used cornmeal in ages – what a great recipe idea!


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