‘Tis the season for Pumpkin spice everything! When I feel the weather changing from hot and sticky to cool and breezy, I’m ready to celebrate Fall and all the fun holidays that follow. And of course, I include pumpkin flavored treats into this mixture.
Thank goodness for pancakes, seriously. Nothing is better on a chilly, Fall, weekend morning than pumpkin pancakes. I love making breakfast in my pajamas, then snuggling up on the couch in a fleece throw with my family… plate in hand. Add coffee to that mixture and I’d call that a relaxing morning.
Although I absolutely love my family, they generally refuse to eat anything healthy. Prime example, if I cook scrambled eggs and lightly layer the pan with coconut oil rather than pam spray, my husband gives me THE look. The look that burns like a ripple through my soul and instantly, I know what he’s thinking without speaking, would it kill ya to just use pam? If I substitute wheat flour for white, he will taste it. So, what does a mama do when she wants to make breakfast for the whole fam bam, but they taste all the healthy ingredients? I make traditional pancakes for my hubby and daughter, then ONE healthy pumpkin pancake for myself!
And let me tell you – it was excellent. Sometimes when I choose the healthy option, I find that it doesn’t have much flavor and the texture is more like rubber. NOT with this healthy pumpkin pancake! (It’s so weird using that word in singular form.) This pancake is fluffy and tasty, yet still gives you the benefit of eating healthy.
These healthy pumpkin pancakes contain NO butter, sugar or milk. The pumpkin puree replaces the butter, but what’s great is that it doesn’t remove the flavor out of the pancake. My 2 year-old loved it! And then of course, I thought to myself, Why didn’t you just make an extra one, Erin? But, even though this was only one pancake, it was a fairly decent size for the two of us to indulge. So, if you’re sharing with your little, this amount is almost perfect.
I love that this clean eating recipe could easily be made in the morning before work, too. It’s simple and consumes less time than make scrambled eggs and bacon. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and make your pancake. Another option is to mix the ingredients the night before and pop it into a pan the next morning! I’ve done this often to save me time in the morning when I’m feeling less ambitious.
Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes (For One!)
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 2 tbs. Almond Flour (you could substitute with whole wheat or coconut flour, too)
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbs. Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tbs. Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 1/2 tbs. Water
- Pinch of Salt
serves one person.
- Start by mixing the pumpkin puree, greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla together in a medium sized bowl.
- Stir in water, pumpkin spice, and salt. Add the flour and oats in small amounts, stirring in between.
- Coat a frying pan with coconut oil. Pour the pancake mixture, flip and serve!
That’s about as easy as it gets, friends! And again, these healthy pumpkin pancakes are clean eating treats and delicious!
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