Pumpkin Pancakes

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Yield: 10-12 Pancakes | Prep: 10 mins. | Ready in: 20 mins. | PDF version

What you need:

  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose fl our
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or canola oil), melted
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not canned pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

What you do:

  1. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients together (all-purpose and whole wheat flours, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt.
  2. Combine egg, skim milk, melted butter, pumpkin and maple syrup and mix until well blended.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredient and mix just until moistened.
  4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Cooking tips:

  • Check to see that the griddle is hot by placing a few drops of water onto to the griddle. The griddle is ready if the water dances across the surface.
  • To freeze pancakes: stack the pancakes between wax paper or parchment paper, place stacks in a resealable freezer bag. To reheat: Place 1 to 5 frozen pancakes on a microwave-safe plate, microwave about 20 seconds for 1 pancake (about 60 seconds for 5 pancakes).

Why we love it

Not only is fall’s “signature” squash one of the most versatile vegetables, pumpkin also packs some powerful healthy perks. Pumpkins are low in calories and sodium yet high in fi ber, beta-carotene and potassium. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the fl owers, giving it bragging rights to its versatility. Pumpkin recipes are both sweet and savory, including soups, muffi ns, breads, dips, cookies, pies, cakes, chili, smoothies and shakes, butters, lattes, pasta combos, and more. It can be baked, steamed, roasted, stewed, grated, pureed, sliced, stuffed, and diced.

Robin Darling

Robin Darlin, RDN, CDE