Healthified Apple Griddle Cakes

Healthified Apple Griddle Cakes

Healthified Apple Griddle Cakes
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75% less sat fat • 67% more fiber than the original recipeĀ— see the comparison. These griddle cakes are made with whole wheat flour, chopped apples, apple pie spice, and applesauce, and at only 220 calories a serving, you can enjoy them any day of the week!


  • 1 cooking apple (such as Jonathan or Granny Smith), cored and finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • Apple pie spice or ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Fresh fruit (optional)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • In a small bowl combine apple and lemon juice; set aside. In a medium bowl combine whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, the 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice, and salt. In another small bowl combine milk, egg white, and oil; beat with a rotary beater or wire whisk.
  • Add milk mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (the batter should be lumpy). Gently fold in apple mixture.
  • Coat an unheated griddle or heavy nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat until a few drops of water dance across the surface. For each pancake, pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle; spread batter into 3- to 4-inch circles.
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown, turning when pancake surfaces are bubbly and edges are slightly dry. In a small bowl stir together applesauce and the 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice; serve with pancakes.
  • If desired, sprinkle with additional apple pie spice and serve with fresh fruit.

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