It certainly has been a pancake weekend! We had these pancakes this morning. And these pancakes yesterday…
If you are looking for the healthier pancakes, I recommend choosing these pancakes instead. But every once and a while you need to have those sweet treat pancakes to celebrate special occasions. What is the special occasion in this house? The end of one more semester! Yep, another semester down. 18 college semesters down…the light at the end of the tunnel is finally approaching!
Yes, these pancakes were a must. Especially since my husband works every other weekend, these weekends are even more special. So don’t judge us for two pancake days in a row.
At least these pancakes have some whole grain flour and are made with whole ingredients. I am a strong believer in making as many of your meals homemade as possible. I understand that these are crazy, busy times, but there is just something rewarding about knowing what is in your food and how it is made.
Do you think you would cook more at home if you had someone to wash all of your dishes? I would too… Santa, can you hear me?
Speaking of Santa, my husband and I are in the midst of starting our own holiday traditions. What should we make for Christmas morning? What eating/food traditions do you have for Christmas Eve/Day?
These pancakes are certainly in the running for Christmas morning…what do you think?
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tables spoons light brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1/2 canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Begin by making the streusel in a medium bowl. Combine the first four ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter). Using your hands, combine the ingredients until it forms a crumble. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the next set of dry ingredients (flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves). Set aside.
- In a third bowl, combine the milk, egg, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
- Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
- Heat your griddle to 325 degrees. Using a 1/3 cup measuring up, add the batter to the griddle for each pancake. Add a small portion of the streusel to each pancake. Cook until bubbles begin to form on the pancakes, about 2-3 minutes, then flip. Add additional streusel to each pancake. Cook until golden brown, or another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve the pancakes immediately with maple syrup. Enjoy!
- Nutrition Facts, per 2 pancakes: 480 calories, 21 grams fat, 10 grams saturated fat, 7 grams monounsaturated fat, 2 grams polyunsaturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 75 milligrams cholesterol, 1196 milligrams sodium, 284 milligrams potassium, 65 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 28 grams sugar, 8 grams protein, 10% vitamin A, 1% vitamin C, 11% calcium, 16% iron