This was passed down from my mother. I don't know where she got it, but it was always a special request at brunches. Serve with maple syrup or apple butter.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, stir together pancake mix and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the pancake mix. Add the eggs, applesauce, lemon juice and milk; stir until smooth.

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  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 95 mg cholesterol; 1016 mg sodium. 60.2 g carbohydrates; 10.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
One of the reviewers gave the most helpful tip: Do NOT use a "just add water" pancake mix. Use a "real" pancake mix. Also the lemon juice makes a big difference IMO. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2006
Okay pancakes; I might make these again. I read the reviews before making them and the only things I would say is that if you're like me and you have the "just add water" kind of pancake mixes (the kind that doesn't require eggs or oil etc) you might NOT want to use all the milk in the recipe. The addition of the eggs and applesauce thinned the batter down considerably. Good thing I added the milk a little bit at a time and didn't need to use all of it in the end; it would have been a very runny batter otherwise. I would also cut down on the cinnamon as I would've liked to have tasted more of the apple flavor. I think the name is misleading; these should be called cinnamon pancakes. From the name I was expecting more of an apple flavor. Maybe next time I'll add some fresh thinly sliced apples to the mix. Read More
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435 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 117
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2006
Okay pancakes; I might make these again. I read the reviews before making them and the only things I would say is that if you're like me and you have the "just add water" kind of pancake mixes (the kind that doesn't require eggs or oil etc) you might NOT want to use all the milk in the recipe. The addition of the eggs and applesauce thinned the batter down considerably. Good thing I added the milk a little bit at a time and didn't need to use all of it in the end; it would have been a very runny batter otherwise. I would also cut down on the cinnamon as I would've liked to have tasted more of the apple flavor. I think the name is misleading; these should be called cinnamon pancakes. From the name I was expecting more of an apple flavor. Maybe next time I'll add some fresh thinly sliced apples to the mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
One of the reviewers gave the most helpful tip: Do NOT use a "just add water" pancake mix. Use a "real" pancake mix. Also the lemon juice makes a big difference IMO. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2007
My kids really liked these. We used cinnamon applesauce left out the lemon juice (didn't have any) and used Krusteaz Buttermilk mix. I did add just a little extra milk to make up for not using the lemon juice. Thank you Shirley! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2008
these were yummy. not overly sweet and with the syrup I made to put on top the pancakes were not sweet like regular pancakes & syrup. Made a Cinnamon Apple Syrup to put on them that I found in my taste of home cookbook: 2T. cornstarch 1/2t. cinnamon 1/8t. salt 1c. water 3/4c. apple juice concentrate & 1/2t. vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
Amazing! I made these exactly as specified and they were wonderful. Very hearty and filling but with a wonderful light flavor. I used unsweetened applesauce and 1 % milk with Krusteaz buttermilk mix and the recipe made 13 1/4-cup pancakes that were only 60 calories each. And they were extremely easy to make. I can see (as other reviewers suggest) adding more milk to make them lighter but they were also great as is. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2012
I used the Homemade Pancake Mix from this site because I used all my off-brand pancake mix several months back. I used sour milk and an organic blueberry applesauce I bought cheaply at Grocery Outlet. I served it with Homemade Pancake Syrup, which is also from this site. My kids inhaled them. There were some leftover, so I froze them two a piece in freezer bags. All I have to do is heat them in the toaster next morning I'm short on time. EDITED REVIEW: I have made these pancakes many times now. One of my favorite ways to make it is using homemade apple butter in place of the apple sauce with my homemade pancake mix. My whole family loves it. There's rarely any leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2007
I highly recommend these pancakes! I doubled the recipe as there are 5 of us and it only called for 4 servings. These pancakes are very filling and make quite a bit so sticking with the original might have been okay! I did add about 1/3 cup more milk as my hubby hates thick pancakes. (I have been through numerous pancake recipes trying to find one he would like) They ended up still being very thick. But to my delight he said these were his absolute favorite pancakes. And as an added bonus they made the house smell wonderful! I will definately keep this recipe!! Thank You! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2003
Shirley - your mother is a genius! I rarely use store-bought pancake mix but the mix sits in my cupboard and this is an awesome way to use it up! These were terriffic!! We LOVED them! I did add a tsp of vanilla and used just a touch more of milk. They turned out fluffy flavorful and make for a darn good breakfast!! Many thanks for this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2011
These are good pancakes and I will make them again. I also agree with the lady that said, people should stop changing the recipes and then giving them a bad rating. My wife does the same thing and it drives me crazy. If it calls for 1/2 cup of evaperated milk, she will use 2% and then say these do not taste good and wonder why. JUST DRIVES ME NUTS !! Pleaqse try the recipes as they are written, or don't bother to rate it. Ron Gaydosh Read More
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