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If you only associate pumpkins with Halloween or pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, you've been missing out!
Pumpkins are super healthy:
- a cup of pumpkin has more than 200% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A (great for eyesight, boosts vision in dim lighting), plus they're rich in beta-carotene (like carrots)
- High in fiber, which helps in weight loss and to feel full longer
- pumpkins boost antioxidants, which have been known to play a big role in cancer prevention
- they protect the skin, boost your immune system, and they taste awesome!
Try these pumpkin pancakes that even the kids will love:
• 1 egg
• 1 Cup of milk (or unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, etc)
• 1-1/2 Cups whole wheat flour
• 1/2 can of pumpkin purée (plain) - or fresh, peeled, cooked and mashed pumpkin
• 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
• 2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
• pinch of ground nutmeg and ground ginger (or powdered)
Combine egg, milk, pumpkin and sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir well, and then add balance of ingredients until smooth.
Grease a pan lightly on medium heat.
Pour about 3 Tbsp. of batter onto heated pan and bake until bubbles form on the surface, then flip over.