Spring Break Pancake Breakfast

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It’s spring break here in Oklahoma. =) I have been hanging out with these two munchkins this week. We have watched a movie, slept in, and worked on the fire pit in the back yard. My hubby has been building us a firepit. It is now done and ready for some s’more cooking action!!  I sure LOVE my boys! Looking forward to seeing my oldest munchkin, my Flyboy this weekend.  I fixed cinnamon applesauce pancakes for breakfast yesterday per the request of my medium and small munchkins. This is one of our favorite Weight Watchers recipes. I hope your family loves them as much as we do.

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Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Ingredients:

2 cups of White Lily self rising flour

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

4 teaspoons of canola oil

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup of fat-free milk (I am really loving the Fair Life Fat-free milk)

Directions:

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well. Yes, I know I am using self rising flour AND baking powder. These are extra fluffy pancakes and we like them that way. Set aside.IMG_0248

Combine all of the wet ingredients (eggs, applesauce, oil and milk) in a small bowl and mix well.IMG_0250

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir just until combined. IMG_0252Set aside.IMG_0255

Heat a nonstick griddle or pan on medium high. Spray the pan with nonstick spray. I gently wipe the skillet with a paper towel to remove the excess spray. IMG_0251

Can you tell this is my pancake griddle? There are tell-tale marks that show where I place my pancakes! I cook six per batch. Once the griddle is hot, place about 2 tablespoons of batter for each pancake on the griddle. IMG_0254

These will puff up nicely. If you prefer more of a “flapjack” style pancake, just add more milk to thin the batter. We like ours fluffy! Once the bubbles form on the surface, it is time to flip those babies!

IMG_0256They should be a nice golden brown on the other side. Let them cook for about 1-2 additional minutes. I like to sit down with my family when we eat pancakes. I put an oven-proof platter in the oven on 200 degrees F before I start cooking. As they are ready, I place them on the platter in the oven. This keeps them warm and allows us to all sit down together to eat. When I was a little girl, I remember my sweet mom cooking the pancakes as we sat at the table.  We DEVOURED them as they came off the griddle.  She was always the last one who got to eat breakfast. Not fun for the mommy!! IMG_0253 These are great with butter, a nice warm syrup or fresh fruit and vanilla yogurt. Try them out and let me know what you think!

FYI…these babies are 5 Weight Watchers smart points per serving. Serving size is 3 pancakes. I like to eat mine with bananas, blueberries, or strawberries with just a splash of syrup on them. I need just a TINY amount of syrup to get that maple flavor without adding a gaggle of smart points. This recipe makes 7-7.5 servings if made as directed. Happy eating friends!

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