Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Pumpkin

Whew, I slept so much better last night! I feel like a new person today! So, this great morning calls for pancakes!! Why, pancakes? Because they are energizing and full of nutrition! Now, if you're having flashbacks of needing a nap after eating a towering stack at the IHOP, have no fear! I am giving you my Power Pumpkin Pancakes recipe...
  • 3/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 c. fat free milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. In another bowl, combine wet ingredients. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet until fully incorporated. Let sit for 5 min. Meanwhile heat a large nonstick skillet. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Using a 1/4 c. measuring cup, pour batter in pan and spread into about a 4" pancake. Cook until small bubbles form and slightly brown, then flip and cook other side until slightly brown. Makes 8 pancakes. 2 pancakes per serving = 3 pts.

I ate these with a little low calorie syrup (but honestly, they were great plain, too) and 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce with a dash of cinnamon. These were no wimpy pancakes...

Hey, did you know that just 1/2c. of pumpkin puree is LOADED with vitamin A (with 80% as Beta Carotene) and also, loaded with fiber! The whole wheat pastry flour is also high in fiber and contains a good amount of iron and some protein!

What a great way to start the day! Even the daughters ate these for breakfast! No, that is not a typo..... :)

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