Miranda’s Super Power Pumpkin Oat Pancakes
I love pancakes! I mean, who doesn’t love pancakes? With all their fluffy, sweet comforting goodness, what’s not to love right? Uh, the empty calories, lame carbs and not much to brag about in the nutrition department.
Well, I’ve got a pancake recipe that will have you leaping a tall building in a single bound for sure! These pancakes are filled with super foods, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins & minerals galore. Oh and did I mention they’re delicious!
Level up your morning with these and you’ll feel superhero strong for hours!
1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup gluten free flour (or whole wheat if you prefer)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds are my favorite)
Add the oats to a blender and blend into a flour consistency. Combine the remaining dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, flax seed) and blend until well combined.
In a large mixing bowl mix together the pumpkin, almond milk, honey, vanilla extract and egg.
In 2 or 3 batches, mix the dry ingredients into the bowl and stir to combine. Add the chopped nuts at the end. Batter will be thick.
Spray your griddle or large sauté pan with cooking oil. With a 1/4 measuring cup scoop not quite full scoops of batter to make approximately 2 1/2 inch pancakes. Recipe will make about 18 2 1/2 inch pancakes. Serving size is three pancakes. Serve with a small amount of real maple syrup and pair with your favorite breakfast protein.
I promise, you’ll want to make these again and again. Just try not to leap too many tall buildings! Enjoy!
*Tip 1: Freeze any leftover pancakes to enjoy later. Defrost in your microwave for about a minute and then place in your toaster at about the 3-4 setting and toast until heated through.
*Tip 2: Freeze your extra pumpkin puree. One can yields about three 1/2 cup servings so you can make these pancakes again. Or use the extra for something else you love like a smoothie. Just make sure to use it!