Buttermilk Pancakes

1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. sugar

In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla.  Then whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.  Heat a griddle to med-high heat and spray with cooking spray.  Pour out batter 1/4 cup at a time and cook until you see bubbles around the edge of the pancake.  Flip and cook a few minutes until golden brown on both sides.  Cool on a wire rack.

* To freeze the pancakes, I allow the pancakes to cool completely, stack them up and place them in freezer bags.  If you are worried about the pancakes sticking together you could place a small square of parchment paper between each pancake or freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet then place in a freezer bag.  My pancakes do freeze together but pop apart quite easily so I have never separated them.