Happy official Fall everyone! Now the pumpkin spice can be brought out! In celebration for my favorite season, I decided to make pancakes that taste and look like fall.
My husband wasn't home for dinner tonight, he is off coaching football and then playing hockey tonight on a community rec league. On days like this, I don't feel like making a big meal. My kids wanted pancakes for supper, but I didn't want to just make the regular ones. I decided to add a few things and spice it up a bit.
Pumpkin Oat Pancakes
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
1 1/2 cups of almond/coconut milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of maple extract, or pure maple syrup
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of Quaker, or other rolled oats
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/2 cup of pecans pieces
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl whisk together all wet ingredients.
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry to the wet and stir until just combined.
Heat a frying pan and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil until hot at medium high heat. Once heated turn down to a low heat, add 1/2 cup of batter to the pan. When the edges are browning up and there are bubbles in the centre, flip the pancake over and cook until the centre is thoroughly cooked.
Remove pancake and place on a plate, add a knob of butter, some lightly toasted pecans and some maple syrup. Enjoy!
I usually drink almond milk, but I found this and I absolutely love the flavour combination. It tastes great with some granola and blueberries for breakfast as well!
These were so great, and were much healthier then the normal pancake. You could put any syrup you want on it, we have lots of different kinds of syrup from a Canadian company called Summerland Sweets, it is actually a Okanagan company. The syrup I chose today was calle "Apple Pie Syrup". Oh my goodness, everyone needs to go out and buy it because it is like pouring apple pie onto your pancakes!
* Just an add in from the original post, a friend made these and thought there was too much liquid for her, so she adjusted it. Remember that cooking can always be adjusted to your liking and tastes. This is not your typical fluffy pancake and you won't achieve that with oats and whole wheat flour. You can leave the batter for 5 minutes to allow the oats to soak up a bit more of the alternative milk. I don't overly like pancakes because I don't feel like there is much nutrients in the regular ones. These ones I will be making again and I loved them because I felt like there were actually sticking to my ribs haha.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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