Great Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Do you like pumpkin? People are divided on this flavour. And it seems to depend what variety of pumpkin you are talking about.

The same people who have no interest in pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving will make sure to stock up in the plug-in pumpkin flavoured air fresheners at this time of year.

Regardless of whether you think pumpkin is appetizing or disgusting doesn’t change the fact that there are many health benefits of eating it.

Pumpkin is a great source of vitamins specifically A,C and E. As well you also get a good dose of copper, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.

***just a quick aside for the Breaking Bad fans…have you found your knowledge of the elements has improved when the opening credits shows the symbols of the various elements…just me?***

Pumpkin is also a good source of protein, iron and tryptophan. And to jump over to another show while we’re at it, tryptophan is the amino acid Seinfeld has the episode where everyone falls asleep after the big turkey dinner. Might have more to do with all the fat and calories but a great episode anyways.

Anyways if you’re looking for another way to give pumpkin a chance try out the recipe below which I ‘borrowed’ from Eric Cressey’s blog. And if you already like pumpkin, what are you waiting for. Give this recipe for pumpkin pancakes a try.

You’ll only need seven ingredients to pull together this tasty recipe:

Directions:

1. Put the ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

2. Heat up a skillet or pan and spray with non-stick spray. Pour the batter onto skillet, and cook!

This recipe makes 2-3 normal sized pancakes, so you can double the quantities listed above if you’d like to make a larger batch. You can also add some carob chips if you’d like to sweeten up the taste a little bit, or even plug in some raisins if you’re an athlete looking for extra calories.

Of course, use moderation with syrup, or opt for a sugar-free option or different topping.  Enjoy!

In the comments section let me know if you like pumpkin or not. And if you have a great pumpkin recipe feel free to post it below.

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2 Responses to Great Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

  1. Leanne says:

    I love the idea of putting pumpkin in the pancake! I’m going to have to try it this weekend.
    This recipe is quite similar to the Banana Pancake that I eat race mornings (and many other mornings as well).
    1 ripe banana mushed up
    2 eggs
    Splash of almond milk
    Cinnamon
    2 tbsp chia seed
    2 tbsp hemp hearts
    1 tbsp flax seed
    1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
    Optional- raisins, blueberries

  2. Jordy Kreller says:

    YUMM YUMM! I love pumpkin!! I have so many recipes, but here are some of my favourites:

    Pumpkin Yogurt: (like a pumpkin pudding!)
    1/2 cup greek yogurt
    1/4 cup pumpkin puree
    Cinnamon, nutmeg, stevia
    Stir it all together (recommend freezing it for an hour!)

    In a rush microwave pumpkin cake
    1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    1/4-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    1-2 egg whites
    Cinnamon, stevia
    Baking powder
    Microwave on intervals of 30 seconds in a large mug (make sure to keep an eye on it as it does expand…..also base the time on how powerful your microwave is)
    Top this off with your pumpkin greek yogurt from above! Or almond butter is very good too!

    Pumpkin Overnight Oats
    1/4-1/2 cup oats
    1/4-1/2 cup pumpkin puree (depends how pumpkinney you like it!)
    1/2 cup greek yogurt
    1 tbsp chia seeds
    Splash of Almond Milk (optional)
    Stevia, Cinnamon
    Stir this all together and let it sit in the fridge overnight! In the morning it should be nice and thick…..if you like your oats to be a little bit runnier, add some almond milk to it in the morning!

    Pumpkin Muffin (1 serving)
    1/2 cup pumpkin
    2 tablespoons coconut flour
    10-20 grams protein powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    Stevia
    1/4 cup almond milk
    1/4 cup egg whites
    1/4-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract
    Bake at 375 for 30 minutes! :) Yummy!

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