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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

I know today I was supposed to share the wonderful salad I made a few days ago but I think my breakfast deserves the spotlight.  Especially since everyone seems to be all about these right now!
Fall is finally here!
And I have a small confession to make something I would have never thought possible!  I am getting a bit sick of my daily bowl of oatmeal, I know this is shocking!  But as I was flipping through recipes last night Pumpkin Pancakes caught my eye!  The only problem was that I was not finding a recipe that I absolutely fell in love with.  The recipes either had way way to many ingredients or had things I didn't have (like bisquick).  So I developed a plan or I guess an idea and prayed that today when I set out to make these pumpkin pancakes that my idea would work!
The end result?  FABULOUS!

Not only did I want pumpkin pancakes today, but I wanted those pumpkin pancakes to be oatmeal pancakes.  I know I know just a few small demands.  Well remember those Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes I feel in love with?  The ones from this post?  Well my thought was why couldn't I sub in pumpkin puree for the applesauce?  They both have the same consistency, and would not change the nutritional stats of the pancakes at all!  And you know what that crazy idea worked!  This morning I was happily munching on delicious pumpkin pancakes with a pumpkin yogurt topping!

Here is the fabulous recipe, which was adapted from this Taste of Homes Recipe
Pumpkin Pancakes
Serves 5 - 2 Pancakes Each

Dry Ingredients 
1-Cup Quick Cooking Oats
1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour 
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
Cinnamon, Nutmeg and a bit of sweetener-All as much as you want (not in original recipe)

Wet Ingredients 
1 Cup Milk (Calls for Skim I used Unsweetened Almond Milk)
2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree (Not Pumpkin Pie Filling)
4 Egg Whites 
A Splash of Vanilla

What you do:
Combine all Dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Then combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 
Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and start flipping pancakes!
Cook the pancakes as you would a normal buttermilk pancake, about 3-4 min per side.  Wait till you see tiny bubbles form and pop to flip your pancakes!
For the Pumpkin Yogurt Sauce!
1 Container Dannon Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
Cinnamon, and Nutmeg
Combine all the ingredients together stir and enjoy!
I ate all the yogurt atop my pancakes with a bit of peanut butter!  I have to say there was jut the faintest hint of pumpkin to these pancakes, that is why I added a pumpkin dipping sauce! But still they were YUM!
I will leave you with this, enjoy your Thursday and remember to live Happily Ever Healthy!
This quote was emailed to me today and I laughed a bit to myself when I read it!
"Always behave like a duck-keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath"
-Jacob Braude