Diabetes-Friendly Low-Fat Apple Sauce Pancakes

Total Time
30 mins
10 servings

You know what you need today? Pancakes. Try these crowd-pleasing treats without feeling any guilt. Trading butter for applesauce is a healthy way to cut out excess fat and still enjoy the sweetness of this classic dessert.

Bon Appetite!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Sugar-free maple syrup (optional)
  • Fresh fruit slices (optional)


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; make a well in center. Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients, stirring until dry ingredients are moist.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle, spreading to a 5-inch circle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges are cooked; turn pancakes, and cook other side.
  3. Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit. (Optional)

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