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Kate's Whole Wheat Pancakes W/ Spiced Applesauce Maple Syrup

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“Syrup spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg is easy to prepare and makes expensive maple syrup go further.”
4 pancakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. HEARTY WHOLE WHEAT PANCAKES: Beat egg with whisk until fluffy. Add sugar and whisk until combined. Add milk, vanilla, and oil and whisk until combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Stir until combined but do not over mix. For thinner pancakes, stir in additional ¼ cup milk. Allow to rest 4 minutes to rise. Meanwhile, make Spiced Maple Applesauce Topping.
  2. SPICED APPLESAUCE MAPLE SYRUP TOPPING: In a small saucepan, combine applesauce, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter. Cook over medium-low heat until bubbling. Reduce to low heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, while cooking pancakes and eggs. Transfer to small gravy bowl. Serve hot.
  3. TO COOK PANCAKES: Grease skillet with oil using basting brush keeping extra oil handy as needed over medium heat. When skillet is warm lower heat to medium low heat. Pour ½ cup of batter into greased skillet in a circular shape and evenly spread the batter with the back of a spoon for even cooking. Flip when lightly golden and bubbles just begin to break. Turn and cook other side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter making 4 pancakes total. Serve with Spiced Applesauce Maple Syrup Topping. Note: if you prefer smaller pancakes use ¼ cup batter and make 8 pancakes total.
  4. VARIATION: A ½ cup walnuts or pecans can be added either to the Hearty Whole Wheat Pancake batter or to the Spiced Applesauce Maple Syrup Topping as desired for extra crunch.

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