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Applesauce Pancakes, Applesauce Chicken and Southwestern Sweet Potatoes

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I made pancakes last Friday. Figured I’d post the recipe. It’s from Justin’s mom.

Applesauce Pancakes (I made them into blueberry applesauce pancakes)

1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk (I just make sour milk…milk + vinegar)
1/2 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp. oil (I just use a little extra applesauce and leave this out)
1 cup flour (I used 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Beat egg. Add remaining ingredients and beat. Cook on hot griddle. Makes 6-7 pancakes.

*I folded in blueberries after mixing the batter.

Here is what we had for lunch today. Of course I forgot a picture as usual. I’m so bad about that lately. Rebecca is a big distraction :p They are both from A Year of Crockpotting. I made them in the same crockpot. I put the sweet potatoes in a tinfoil packet next to the chicken. It worked perfectly! It’s nice to know I can make 2 dishes at once in my crockpot now and don’t always have to do an all-in-one. I can do a separate meat and side dish.

Crockpot Applesauce Chicken

4 chicken breasts or thighs
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 onion, chopped finely
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (I left these out)

Put chicken in crockpot. Add onion. In small bowl mix applesauce, vinegar and spices. Pour on chicken. Cook on low 5-7 hours or high 3-4 hours.

Southwestern Crockpot Sweet Potato and Corn Medley

3 medium sweet potatoes (first ones from the garden today!!)
1 can corn, drained (I just put in some frozen corn)
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 limes, juiced (I used bottled lime juice)
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil (I used dried…about a tsp.)

Peel and cube potatoes into 1″ chunks. Put in crockpot. Add onion, corn and basil. Sprinkle on chili powder and salt. Squeeze limes over top. Toss. Cook on low 5 hours or high 3-4 hours.


  1. We both really liked the chicken. I used unsweetend applesauce, so it wasn’t to sweet. There was a nice layer of sauce on the chicken, kind of like a glaze. But not too much. I actually would have liked a little more. Since I used a couple thighs (w/ bone and skin) in addition to the breasts there was a fair amount of greese…which diluted the sauce. So there was just a little left on top of each piece of chicken. I’ll definitely make this again.

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