Fluffy Browned Butter Applesauce Pancakes

Pancakes are a popular breakfast item in the United States, and quite possibly all over the world!  We even have a day to celebrate pancakes.  National Pancake Day was celebrated last week, and MANY were devoured.  The variety of pancakes you can try is beyond crazy.  It is fun to see what others like topped on their pancakes, so many choices, so little time.  Today, here is a recipe to definitely add to you list of must haves, Browned Butter Applesauce Pancakes!

Fluffy Browned Butter Applesauce Pancakes

Here is a little crazy info to share, these pancakes are sugar free, diabetic friendly, full of protein and fiber……AND still holy cats delicious!  My hubby who has not always been a huge fan of whole wheat and oats, really enjoyed this recipe!  I don’t know about you, but that is one perfect review to this yummy recipe!  The pancakes are so hearty, and really filling.  We were full for several hours….well my family was, I need to eat about every two to three hours. 🙂

Fluffy Browned Butter Applesauce Pancakes

Since I was a wee-one, my favorite toppings on my pancakes was butter and applesauce.  What are you favorite toppings to add to your pancakes?  This recipe is not only delicious with toppings, they are fun to eat plain.  What a perfect snack idea for my travels for work each day!  The pancakes provide fat, protein, fiber, and calcium, which would be a perfect pick-me-up midday snack.

If you love apples as much as I do, you could dice up apples and add them to this fun recipe!  Again, just like I shared here, you can change up any recipe, make it sweeter, or use your favorite flour….have fun!

Here is another pancake recipe I made awhile ago, Big Stack Of Passion Pancakes.  They include passion fruit Chobani Greek yogurt, and are beyond delicious!

Fluffy Browned Butter Applesauce Pancakes

Yields 10-12

Fluffy Browned Butter Applesauce Pancakes

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup palm (coconut) sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce (sugar free)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup (2 sticks butter) browned butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract


In small bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, old fashioned oats, baking soda, and cinnamon.

In medium bowl, mix together palm sugar, eggs, applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla extract.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, sit aside.

In small sauce pan over medium low heat, add two sticks of butter and let the butter melt down. Stay close to the pan and once butter is melted, move melted butter around in pan to keep it moving, it will slowly turn brown, once golden brown take off burner and pour in the pancake batter, mix the batter together well.

In a flat pan, set stove to medium, coat bottom of pan with oil or butter, pour 1/3 of cup of batter in pan, let first side cook for about 2-3 minutes or until top of pancake starts to look dull in appearance, flip to second side and let cook for about 2-3 minutes.



1. The two sticks of butter may seem like a lot, but while melting the butter some of it will evaporate in the cooking process. 2. The pancakes are very filling, you could use 1/4 cup batter for smaller pancakes.


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  • Well it sure looks delicious to me! But then I like just about any kind of pancake... I missed pancake day as it's not known here so easy to forget about but I'll be making lots of pancakes at another time for sure....
  • Angie
    These pancakes look super soft and fluffy, Terra. Wholewheat and oat flours...a healthy and delicious combo.
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    These pancakes look so thick and fluffy. Loving the browned butter!
  • Hotly Spiced
    I love the look of your pancakes. These are gorgeous, Terra, and these are just perfect. What a yummy way to start the day.
  • I just bought some apple sauce and am dying to use it. This looks so good!
  • kitchenriffs
    We had pancakes on pancake day too! These look great -- thanks.
  • Choc Chip Uru
    Delicious looking pancakes, the apple sauce flavour is awesome :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru http://gobakeyourself.com/
  • YUM! What healthy and delicious pancakes. Look how thick they are!! My kind of pancakes. So what do I like on top of pancakes? fresh fruit and maple syrup comes to mind. :)
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    These pancakes look so thick and fluffy. I love the addition of the browned butter and applesauce. Yum!
  • Jeanette Chen
    Love all the whole grains in these fluffy looking pancakes!
  • Tutti Dolci
    I wish I was waking up to these pancakes, love the brown butter & applesauce!
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    Such a healthy breakfast Terra! I love pancakes but they do make me so tired. I think this version would do just the opposite with all the wonderful ingredients :) Of course I wouldn't have an excuse to take a nap, would I?
  • Kate | Food Babbles
    Whoa! These sound fantastic! I love the addition of brown butter AND applesauce. I'm going to be making these this weekend. My girls are going to go nuts!
  • The Tolerant Vegan
    This is so great! I'm always looking for sugar free recipes for family members and this looks AWESOME! Where were you this weekend when I whined like a baby all weekend long, "Will someone make me some pancakes?"