all the healthy pancakes & muffins i cooked & baked always included applesauce. and i'm proud to say, i make my own applesauce. it's very easy to prepare and i'll show you how....
6 lbs gala apples (16 medium sized), cubed & washed
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon juice
put all ingredients in a crockpot & cook on high for 2-4 hours. stir occasionally. [that's it!]
after the applesauce cools down, place it in quart size freezer bags [each contains 2 cups]. store in the freezer.