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  • Jul 2nd 2024
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  • Makes

    12 pancakes

  • Prep Time

    15 minutes

  • Cook Time

    30-40 minutes


For the applesauce

      • 3 lbs. (1,446g) apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1” cubes (about 6 apples)
      • ½ cup (118ml) water
      • 2 Tbsp. (22g) light brown sugar, packed
      • 2 Tbsp. (30ml) lemon juice
      • 1 tsp. (2g) ground cinnamon or cardamom
      • ½ tsp. grated nutmeg
      • ¼ tsp. fine sea salt

For the pancakes

    • 3 cups (403g) all-purpose flour
    • 2 Tbsp. (28g) light brown sugar, packed
    • 1 Tbsp. (11g) baking powder
    • 1 ½ tsp. (6g) baking soda
    • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
    • 1 ½ cups (355ml) buttermilk
    • 3 (168g) large eggs
    • ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cups (379g) applesauce


  1. Make the applesauce. Place your pot on the stove and set it to medium-high heat. Add all ingredients and stir to fully incorporate. Cover the pot and cook until the apples are tender, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat.
  2. Remove the arm from your KitchenAid® Corded Hand Blender and attach the pan guard. Then, reattach the arm of the hand blender to the base and insert the blender into the apple mixture.
  3. Process the apples until fairly smooth but some slight chunks remain if desired.
  4. While the applesauce is cooling, make the batter. Add all your dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir to evenly incorporate. Set aside.
  5. In another large bowl, add all the wet ingredients , and use the hand blender to process until smooth. Slowly add in dry ingredients to wet ingredients while blending and blend until just incorporated.
  6. Preheat your cooking surface on medium heat. Coat your surface with a bit of butter and use a ⅓ cup to measure batter into your pan. Cook until the bottoms are evenly browned and bubbles appear on the surface of the batter, about 3 minutes.
  7. Flip the pancakes and continue to cook until golden brown on the other side, 1-2 minutes longer.
  8. Remove the finished pancakes from the pan and cook the remaining batter, using more butter as needed to grease the pan. Finished pancakes can be kept on a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet in a warm oven set to 200°F/93°C until ready to serve.
  9. Top with remaining applesauce and sliced apples, maple syrup, or toppings of your choice.