It’s fall and that means it is pumpkin time! Have you ever tasted plain pumpkin straight out of the can (not pumpkin pie)? It is down right horrific. Seriously horrifying. But you mix it into muffins, breads, casseroles . . . and it is amazingly tasty. After I discovered our 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins, I began experimenting with canned pumpkin. How about healthy pumpkin yogurt pancakes? A delicious and nutritious start to our day! The kiddos love this pumpkin version of our Light and Rich Yogurt Whole Wheat Pancakes.
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
- pinch of salt
- *fruit topping optional
- bowl & whisk
- measuring cups & spoons
- griddle & pancake turner
*I start heating the griddle before we began mixing the pancakes so it is nice and hot.
Step 1: Whisk Together Wet Ingredients
- eggs, plain yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla and pumpkin
- we always use plain yogurt (trust me don’t use the sugary, flavored junk)
- we also use real maple syrup or agave
Step 2: Mix in Dry Ingredients
- flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice and salt
- don’t over mix or pancakes will be rubbery
Step 3: Spoon pancake batter onto hot griddle and flip when bubbly.
- I like the pancakes thinner, so I spread the batter out a little.
- The second side cooks very quickly.
I lightly grease my griddle with grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is heart healthy, high in antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering properties. It has a mild flavor and has a high smoke point, making it perfect for pancakes.
Step 4: Top with Fruit, Plain Yogurt and Maple Syrup
- For these pancakes I used frozen mixed berries.
- I defrosted them for 30 seconds in the microwave.
- Then I mixed in agave, creating a deliciously healthy fruit syrup. Really yummy!
- Frozen berries definitely need a little sweetness from agave, honey or maple syrup.
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What are you serving for breakfast? How are you incorporating pumpkin into your recipes this fall.
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