Gingerbread Apple Pancakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups non-fat buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, spices, baking soda and salt and make a well in the center of the flour mixture.  In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and applesauce and add to the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.  Batter will be slightly lumpy.
Heat a greased skillet over medium heat and spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto skillet.  Cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown.  Flip over when surface is bubbly and edges are slightly dry.  
Serve warm and garnish with fresh apple slices and a bit of pure maple syrup, enjoy!