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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

I hope you’re not sick yet of seeing another pumpkin recipe on my blog :), because this is an awesome variation of my now go-to Whole Wheat Pancake recipe that I just had to blog about again! I actually started making them pretty regularly since I first tried them earlier this year. It is fluffy and light (thanks to the buttermilk addition), moist from the pumpkin puree and just so darn good. It is so delicious that I actually love the slight wheat flavor in it and wonder why we don’t enjoy these little cakes more often for breakfast since they are actually pretty healthy as well. I ran out of the straight-up whole wheat flour and used white whole-wheat flour, and they turned out beautiful. This pumpkin variation is the only one that my toddler daughter loves to munch on. My sister loves banana version of this. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these pancakes.

Adapted fromĀ Martha Stewart

1- 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup pumpkin puree
Vegetable-oil cooking spray


Make the pancakes: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Whisk together flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk in buttermilk, oil, eggs, and pumpkin. Let stand 10 minutes (if batter thickens, stir in 1 tablespoon water).

Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Spoon in 1 tablespoon batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles appear. Flip, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Keep warm in oven while you cook remaining batter. Serve with compote.

Yield: 16 pancakes


12 Responses to “Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes”

  1. #
    Geni — November 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I am making pumpkin pancakes this morning but I just may have to try your recipe instead of mine this time. It definitely looks healthier!

  2. #
    the wicked noodle — November 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. #
    Reem | Simply Reem — November 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    These pancakes looks so perfect…
    Best part they are so healthy too….
    Delicious!!! Perfect way to start the day.

    P.S we are having a November #squashlove, you must add this recipe to it dear. I am sure everyone will enjoy it.

  4. #
    4 — November 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Look at the pale yellow of these pancakes. Beautiful!

  5. #
    Erin — November 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Definitely not sick of pumpkin recipes!

  6. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — November 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Nope I’m not tired or bored yet with pumpkin recipes! In fact making pumpkin pancakes have been on my list to make, but it’s been so busy on weekends (no time for school mornings) that we had never had a chance yet to try…. looks yummy!

  7. #
    Tracey — November 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I’ll never be sick of pumpkin recipes, keep ’em coming :) I love that these use whole wheat flour, definitely bookmarking them!

  8. #
    Juliana — November 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Your pumpkin pancakes look great, what a nice way to start a day…looks light and fluffy.
    Hope you have having a nice week :-)


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