Time To Get Out The Pumpkin
September 25, 2013 13 Comments
Are there pumpkins sitting at your local supermarket?
I was excited to see them show up because it means that fall is happening. I live in New England, capital of awesome fall, and so I get goosebumps when I see those orange pumpkins.
Of course, you can cook with canned pumpkin all year round, but this is the time of year we think of it because of (dare I say it?) pumpkin pie.
In my usual Overnight Pancake Recipe, I use yogurt to give a nice flavor. I replaced the yogurt with pureed pumpkin from a can and used a little more sugar to make it sweeter.
The result is a bright orange pancake with 66% of your daily value of Vitamin A and 7% of your daily value of iron. It does taste a bit like pumpkin pie!
I should warn you that when I took this out of the fridge it was GREEN. Yikes! The very top of the batter looked like something out of a horror movie. Oh no.... but, then I stirred it and it went away. I am thinking the top layer oxidized a bit and it didn’t affect the color or flavor in the end.
It is truly lovely to have pancake batter waiting for you in the morning. I find that I hop out of bed faster when I know that I am going to make a hot breakfast and all I have to do is heat the pan.
The house smells great and (sometimes) I don't have to wake my kids. They just wander out wondering what is cooking.
Have you tried to make any pumpkin recipes yet? How is it going?
Overnight Pumpkin Pancake Recipe
(makes 9 pancakes)
3/4 cup whole grain flour (wheat, oat, etc.)
3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 Tbs sugar
1 cup milk
3/4 cup canned pureed pumpkin
Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Place in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, pour batter (about ¼ cup for each pancake) in a heated non-stick pan until bubbles begin showing on the surface. Turn pancake over with spatula - wait 2 minutes and serve.
For one pancake using lowfat milk: 110 calories, 2.1 g fat, 18.5 g carbohydrates, 5.0 g sugar, 4.3 g protein, 1.6 g fiber, 166 mg sodium, 3 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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