Grain Free Applesauce Pancakes

These delicious applesauce pancakes are not only a high-protein breakfast (17g per serving!) but also gluten free, grain free and paleo friendly! Perfect for meal prep or a weekend breakfast, make a batch of these nutritious pancakes today.

From applesauce pancakes to carrot cake pancakes to banana pancakes and more! We’ve got your pancake-loving hearts covered here on Fit Foodie Finds.

applesauce pancakes on a plate topped with apple slices and nut butter

Applesauce + Pancakes = LOVE

These pancakes are made from a base of applesauce, eggs, and almond meal with a few other delicious add-ins. Not only that, they’re also:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Paleo friendly

What a great start to your day, if you ask us!

applesauce pancakes ingredients in a bowl

Applesauce Pancakes Tips

A few best practices will go a long way when it comes to these applesauce pancakes. Follow these for healthy pancake success :D

Unsweetened Applesauce is Your Friend!

You’ll want to make sure you buy unsweetened applesauce for these pancakes (or make your own!)! Not only does this ensure that your applesauce is only naturally sweetened (by apples!), but you’ll also be leaving behind the filler ingredients often found in sweetened apple sauces.

Pro Tip: jazz this pancake recipe up even more, and use unsweetened cinnamon applesauce!

Cook Low and Slow!

Cook temp is very important with these applesauce pancakes: COOK ON LOW. I cooked my first batch on medium/high, and the outsides burned without fully cooking in the middle. You want to let the pancakes fully cook on both sides, so they need a low cook temperature to avoid burning.

Toppings Make All the Difference

These applesauce pancakes are oh so delicious on their own, but feel free to jazz them up with some fun toppings to make the ultimate healthy breakfast. We love:

  • Thinly sliced apples
  • Nut butter
  • Chopped nuts
  • Maple syrup
  • Ground cinnamon
  • All of the above!
applesauce pancakes on a plate

Can you Freeze Applesauce Pancakes?

Heck yes, you can! And this is a great way to meal prep breakfasts for you and your family. We recommend:

  • Make a double batch of applesauce pancakes by following the directions in the recipe card.
  • Let the pancakes cool completely before freezing. Wrap the pancakes up in a plastic wrap or place in an air-tight bag like a Ziploc. Bag or wrap these up in whatever quantity you’ll want to thaw them in.
  • Date each pancake with the date they were made, what type of pancake they are, and place them in the freezer. Pancakes will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • When you are ready to eat your applesauce pancakes, unwrap the pancakes and place them in the toaster. When reheating, toast the pancakes until the center is thawed and the outside of the pancakes are golden brown and a little crispy.
  • Enjoy!

How Long Do Applesauce Pancakes Last?

Applesauce pancakes will last 3-5 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, or 3 months in an air-tight container in the freezer.

applesauce pancakes topped with apple slices ready to be eaten

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Recipe

Grain Free Applesauce Pancakes

These delicious applesauce pancakes are not only a high-protein breakfast option but also gluten free, grain free and paleo friendly! Perfect for meal prep or a weekend breakfast, make a batch of these nutritious pancakes today!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Emily Richter
Yield: 8 pancakes 1x
Category: Breakfast
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1.5 cup super-fine almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. First, whisk 3 eggs in a small bowl. Then add in applesauce and maple syrup.
  2. Next, add in almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon, and mix until combined.
  3. Spray a pan with coconut oil spray or nonstick cooking spray and heat to low/medium (THIS IS IMPORTANT). Once the pan is fully heated. Spoon in 1/4 cups of batter for each pancake.
  4. Let cook for about 4 minutes on the first side, or until firm enough to flip. You’ll want to move quickly when flipping with a spatula.
  5. Cook the second side for around 3 minutes or until fully cooked. Repeat for all 8 pancakes.
  6. Serve with maple syrup, sliced apples, and chopped nuts. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 275
  • Fat: 19
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 17
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