After the pancakes I think you ought to have my own recipe for apple puree, which some people call applesauce. I have removed the sugar entirely so that anyone with sugar restrictions might enjoy this. But if you are not sure consult with your doctor or dietitian.
For a yummy puree choose eating apples, not cooking apples. For 1 to 2 portions take 3 medium sized apples , wash and cut into chunks. No need to peel or to remove core.
Place a nylon/plastic sieve over a bowl and pour in the cooked apples and allow to drain for a couple of minutes. Remove the star anise.
Transfer the sieve to another bowl and using a wooden spoon press and mash the apples through the sieve. Skins, seeds and core will be left behind in the sieve and can be discarded.
Check your apple puree if the consistency is to your liking. If you feel it is too thick add a little of the drained juice and stir in.
Some people do not like star anise, in which case you can opt for 1/2 stick of cinnamon or a piece of cassia bark.
Depending on your generosity this amount can serve for 4 - 8 medium pancakes. Leftover apple puree can easily be frozen for use next time.