Healthy and Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes
Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away. Christmas is coming up and pretty soon peppermint flavors will be everywhere. In these last few weeks of November, let’s enjoy all the pumpkin flavors of fall before they’re gone.
Now that it’s really starting to get cold here in NY — there’s been snow in various parts of the country, including NY — it’s the best time for warm pumpkin pancakes. Cold weekend mornings, pancakes and coffee; is there anything better?
But pancakes do not have to equal guilt or gorging. I have a greek yogurt pancake recipe that can be used with any pancake mix. Whether you can get your hands on a really good healthy pancake mix, make your own or just use your usual favorite, these pancakes have a lot of good stuff in them, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy.
For these pancakes, you will need:
- 2 cups pancake mix (I used Stonewall Kitchen Pumpkin)
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 12 oz of greek yogurt (I love Wallaby Organic)
- about 1 cup of water
- optional: organic liquid stevia
- optional: organic pumpkin spice
- optional: chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life chocolate chips)
- Pure, organic maple syrup
*please note: You can half this recipe for a smaller portion (see my original greek yogurt pancakes). I double it because Chris wanted a lot of pancakes! Liquid stevia and pumpkin spice are to taste. *If you are using regular or whole wheat pancake mix, you can use 6 oz of pumpkin puree and 6 oz of greek yogurt for this recipe.
- Add pancake mix into a large mixing bowl
- Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk well until thoroughly mixed
- Grease a skillet or pan with organic unsalted butter
- Once the butter is melted, begin cooking your pancakes!
I like to cook my pancakes with organic butter that way I don’t really have to butter them right before I eat them. The butter really gets cooked into the pancakes and it’s just delicious.
I made most of these without chocolate chips and when my mix was getting low, I added in some chocolate chips so Chris and I could each have a pancake or two with chocolate chips. The best of both worlds .
Serve with organic pure maple syrup (grade B has the most nutrients but I could only find A) and a cup of coffee for pure happiness.
These pancakes were amazing. I love making my pancakes with greek yogurt. I really can’t make them any other way. They taste great, are filling and nutritious — no guilt here! Plus, they are extremely easy to make! It takes a while to make a big batch like this but it is soo worth it! Hope you try them out. Let me know if you do!