That’s right…another pumpkin recipe! :)
These fluffy, filling, pumpkin pancakes are the perfect fall treat! Make these for the family on a weekend morning, or make them ahead of time to enjoy throughout the week. This fall spin on a breakfast classic has my tastebuds thanking me! I especially enjoy these pumpkin pancakes because they are fluffy and voluminous (none of those flat, pathetic looking pancakes), while still being pretty dense and filling!
My secret? Using spelt flour! This is made from an ancient strain of wheat (dates back to 9000 years ago). It has a sweeter, nuttier flavor than regular whole wheat flour which makes it perfect to use in this recipe. Spelt flour is also more water soluble than other flours, meaning it is easier to digest and retains more water-soluble vitamins and minerals. It also has a higher protein and fiber (and other good-for-you components) content compared to traditional all purpose white flour. If you don’t have any on hand, or any at your grocery store, you can use regular whole wheat flour instead, and if you’re really in a bind using all purpose flour works just fine too (although you will be sacrificing most of the nutrients)!
You can use your own homemade pumpkin puree in this recipe too!
These pancakes provide a good source of iron, protein, potassium, calcium, vitamin A & fiber.
Just like any recipe, these are fair game for modifications and tweaks to suit your preferences. I personally love a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips in any pancakes I have! I use the Enjoy Life brand, which are sold in multiple stores. Another great addition to these would be some walnut pieces! This recipe does include light brown sugar, which can be greatly reduced or omitted based on your preferences. Since I do include chocolate chips and a little bit of maple syrup on top, I either cut the sugar in half, or leave it out all together. Try them, and tweak the recipe to how you best enjoy them :)
Serves: 5 (serving size is 2 pancakes)
These pancakes pack 8.64 g of fiber (or 34.6% DV), 9.44 g of protein, 22% DV of Vitamin A, 28% DV of Calcium, 24.4% DV of Iron, while containing only 418 mg sodium, 12.3 g of fat (mostly healthy fats), 48.5 g of Carbohydrates, for 309 calories.
*A great source of a particular nutrient (provides a LOT per serving) is above 15%
*excludes maple syrup or other ingredient modifications (includes 3 T brown sugar)
To make the entire recipe, it costs $4.92. This comes out to $0.98 per serving!
I used the price information listed for my homemade pumpkin puree, if using canned puree this may differ.
*Prices may vary depending on sales and items purchased in bulk.