Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Photo Source: Andrea Knight, mediumandreaknight.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup creamer
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or EVOO
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt, non fat
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Makes 6 pancakes about 3 inches in diameter.

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Grease a sautee pan with EVOO spray (or butter) and heat pan to medium. Pour mixture into pan, 3 inches in diameter. Cook until browned on underside then flip. Cook again until brown again. This mixture doesn’t create the characteristic bubbles when ready to flip so look at the bottom of the pancake every couple minutes. Every stove top varies in temperatures. Enjoy with the topping, or no topping, of your choice.

Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt Recipe

Photo source: Andrea Knight
Photo source: Andrea Knight

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash allspice
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash ground cloves
  • 2 tsp monk fruit sweetener or 1 packet of splenda

Optional add ins and toppings

  • Cranberries
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Psyllium husk

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve. I love some crunch or contrasting texture, so I highly recommend sunflower seeds and cranberries. Also a great way to get in your superfood ingredients such as chia or flax seeds. No heating required.

Ginger Pumpkin Muffins or Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

Pumpkin Muffin, photo source Andrea Knight
Pumpkin Muffin, photo source Andrea Knight

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs and 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 2 tsps nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 and 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup enriched white flour
  • 2/3 can pumpkin puree (15oz can)

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, beat together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, apple juice, yogurt, vanilla and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Add the flour and spice mixture and beat into the pumpkin mixture until smooth.

3. Grease your pans, either 2 loaf pans or 4 muffin pans of 6 muffins each (I did one loaf and two muffin pans) with cooking oil (vegetable, olive or coconut) and flour. I usually put both flour and oil into the pans and use a napkin to cover the inside areas so the breads come out perfectly. Pour the mix into the greased pans, halfway up in muffin tins and halfway in the loaf pan.

4. Cook muffins for 20-25 minutes and the loaf for 50 minutes, or until a knife in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting or serving.