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Pumpkin Pancakes

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:

 

Ingredients:
• 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)

 

 

Method:

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.

 

Serve with maple syrup, our home-made pectin-free, sugar-free jam, or fresh fruit.  Or try with our coconut yogourt recipe!

 

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