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Oatmeal Pancakes with Applesauce (Photo by Kayla Colgrove)
Oatmeal Pancakes with Applesauce (Photo by Kayla Colgrove)

By Kayla Colgrove, MS, RDN, ACSM-CPT, Extension Educator

(About 12 Servings)

3/4 cup quick or old fashioned oats
1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
3/4 cup enriched all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon oil, plus more for cooking
3 cups unsweetened applesauce

1. Combine oats and milk in large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.

2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into medium bowl. Add to oat/milk mixture.

3. Beat eggs and oil together. Add to large bowl.

4. Stir only until all ingredients are combined. Mixture will be lumpy.

5. Spread a small amount of oil onto electric griddle or pan. Heat.

6. Spoon batter onto hot pan.

7. Turn pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Remove from pan when second side is cooked.

8. Serve with applesauce and sprinkled cinnamon.

Source: From Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness, Copyright 2011–15, Cornell University

• When cooking pancakes, I like to use cooking spray instead of a small amount of oil on the griddle.

• Try these additional healthy pancake toppings: low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt plus fresh fruit, peanut butter or your favorite nut butter with banana slices or fruit (fresh or frozen).

Nutrition Information per serving (1 pancake and 1/4 cup applesauce): Calories 140, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 250mg, Total Carbohydrate 24g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 9g, Protein 4g