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‘Nuff said?  Pancake perfection.

To be totally transparent, I used whole wheat pancake mix that I bought at Target to make these.  I know, I know.  But you can’t make everything from scratch all the time!  I just used my own creativity to spice them up.

Ingredients: (makes 10-12 pancakes)

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts (or almonds, peanuts, or mixed!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat pancake mix (I used the Market Pantry® mix from Target)
  • 3/4 cup light almond milk (or skim… or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (vegetable preferred)

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Batter will be slightly lumpy.

Spray a skillet thoroughly with Pam and heat on medium.  When the pan is hot, pour about 1/4 cup or less of batter into the pan so it creates a circle.  Depending on the size of your skillet, repeat until you fill the pan, but do not let them touch.

Cook for about 1 minute and a half on each side.  You’ll know when to flip when the pancakes bubble and bottoms are golden brown.

Heat up some good maple syrup in a small bowl in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  Drizzle over the pancakes and serve.  You can even sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top if you so desire!

You should find that that pumpkin makes them really fluffy and light, but the crunch of the nuts adds a really nice texture.

image[1]This is definitely the BEST way to start your day!  It might even call for a mimosa…??? 😉  Why not?

-Cristina