Happy Saturday! Well today is the first official day of fall and today is the 2nd day of pumpkin week! Today’s recipe is a good one. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but sometimes you just have to. I made the most or should I say moist delicious pumpkin pancakes ever! Just look!
They look delicious don’t they? They were! But first before I give you my recipe, I’ll tell you about my morning. After making this delish pancakes, Jenny and I went on a 90 minute 4 mile hell hike and let me tell you it was hell. Every Saturday we go for a hike up into the foothills and today it hurt, since we slacked the last two Saturdays. I’m proud of Jenny because she pushed me to do it! It was hard. Here are some pics of the hike.
I guess you can see why they call California gold country. Doesn’t get the true fall effect here.
This was so hard to climb. They have coyotes and snakes here too! Eck!
Made it to the top and now it’s down hill from here. Yah! So glad we did it and we burned about 600 calories, so that means we can have a good lunch! But I bet your waiting for that recipe. Just take a look at these first!
You know you want some don’t you? To think they only took a few minutes to make.
The homemade syrup really made them out of this world! Hey it looks like a little flying saucer. You want the recipe for the Cinnamon Maple Syrup? I bet you do!
I suppose I can give that to you to, you deserve it! Sorry that pic is a little yellow, it was still dark outside. Ready for the recipe? No, not yet? I bet you want to see my cute little leaves in my window.
There cute aren’t they? I got them for $2.99 from Cost Plus. There jelled and will peel off in a snap!
Wow,my outside windows need to be washed. Oh Hubby, “where are you?”
Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup – Adpated from my Whole Wheat Yogurt Pancakes.
1/2 Cup of Canned Pumpkin (reserve the remaining pumpkin for the rest of the week, you’ll need it)
1/4 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt (I use Trader Joe’s non-fat plain greek Yogurt)
1/2 Cup of Egg Whites (I used the stuff in the carton)
1/2 Cup of Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
1/2 tsp.Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Sugar
Dash of Salt
1/4 tsp of Pumpkin Spice
1/4 tsp.of Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. of Cinnamon
In a bowl add your pumpkin, yogurt, vanilla, and egg whites. Mix together. The add the remaining ingredients.
Spray cooking spray in a skillet and set your burned to medium heat. Once the pan is warmed up, add 1/4 cup (I used a measuring cup) of batter. Cook for about 3 minutes, you’ll see it bubble. Then flip and cook for another minute or two. You’ll see the bottom of the pancakes turning brown. Do this for all remaining batter. I got 8 pancakes total.
Warmed Cinnamon Maple Syrup
1/3 Cup of Apple Juice (I used Trader Joe’s unfiltered Apple Juice)
1/4 tsp of Cornstarch
1/4 tsp of Brown Sugar
1/4 cup of Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp. of butter
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
In a small sauce pan (set your burner to low heat), add your juice and cornstarch, and wisk until smooth and a creamy consistency, about 3 minutes. Add your remaining ingredients and whisk together until thicken, about 5 minutes more.
Makes a little over 1/2 cup of Syrup.
Calories for Pancakes: This is amazing, you are going to be so impressed when you read the stats!
For 1 serving (4 pancakes)
Calories: 163, Fat: .6, Sodium: 378mg, Potassium: 89.3, Carbs: 28.6, Fiber 5.3, Sugar: 2.5, Protein: 11.1
Calories for 1/4 cup of Syrup. By the way reserve some syrup for tomorrows breakfast, it will be perfect with it and no it’s not pancakes or waffles. You’ll just have to check it out to see.
Calories: 143, Fat: 2.5, Sodium: 47, Potassium: 31, Carbs: 31, Fiber: .2, Sugar: 31
Hope you try them! Enjoy them, I did!!!! Now get out there and enjoy this fall weather!!