Grease a griddle, and preheat over medium heat. (Or you can use a pan on your stovetop.)
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, and milk. Slowly mix half of the liquid into the dry ingredients, stirring continuously, and the rest 1/4 cup at a time to avoid a runny batter. Mix until you get the lumps out of the batter.
On your griddle, begin to cook the pancakes, using about 1/4 cup of the batter for each one.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until they start to bubble around the edges and flip. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle, and serve.
Not all gluten free all purpose flours are the same. For this recipe, we’ve tried King Arthur flour with the most success. You’ll find a lot of suggestions in the comments below this post with mixes and brands our members have successfully used.