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Pumpkin Pancakes

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The winds are picking up and the nights are getting cooler.  The pumpkins are showing up in the stores and the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is on all of the shelves. It is beginning to look a lot like FALL!  

I love pumpkin.  The flavor has always been a favorite!  And now that it’s fall, I am in the mood for pumpkin flavored everything!  Pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pancakes always make it into the rotation.

But why doesn’t any recipe use the WHOLE CAN of pumpkin?  I don’t get it?  I inevitably have left over pumpkin puree from pumpkin bread or in the case this week pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

After waking up at 4am to a thunderstorm this last week, I got the itch to make some pumpkin cinnamon rolls.  Isn’t that what everyone does at 4am when they can’t sleep?  No, seriously, I thought to myself, what takes 3 hours to do that I don’t usually have time to do?  MAKE HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS!  I will share that recipe someday soon but first, what I did with that remaining 1/2 cup of purée left in that can….I made these Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 1c oat flour*
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1/2 c pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

In a pyrex bowl with a pour spout, mix together all the ingredients. (That’s right, people! Who needs more than one bowl to wash?! Not this mama! 😉). Turn griddle to Medium/Medium High heat.  Spray griddle with oil. Pour 1/2 c mixture onto griddle. Flip once you see the edges become dry and bubbles are forming in the dough. Flip and cook for 1 more minute.  Repeat with remaining mix.  Serve with maple syrup or honey and a sprinkle of toasted pecans (optional).  

Optional: I added a dollup of greek yogurt which gave it a nice tart contrast to the heartiness of the pumpkin

*To make oat flour, put a heaping cup of regular oats into a food processor and chop till the oats have been cut down to a powder consistancy.

A quick and easy fall breakfast that will be devoured by the whole family!

Hope your fall is filled with the simple pleasures such as the taste of pumpkin anything on your tongue!

xo, Melissa

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