Sift and stir together dry ingredients in bowl; then make a well in center of the mixture.
Add applesauce, buttermilk, and oil to well in dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
Lightly spray griddle with cooking spray, and heat to a moderate temperature.
Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked.
Turn pancakes and cook other side. Cook well, until pancakes are browned and cooked through.
Serve with butter, warm syrup, or a dusting of powdered sugar. Enjoy!