We eat a lot of pancakes. I make these pancakes for the kids in double batches and they’re always in the freezer, ready be put in the toaster for an easy breakfast. Rich used to partake (we’re talking 8-10 at a time) so he mourned the loss when he went gluten-free. So get this – I bought a gluten free mix!
Yes, another pumpkin recipe. I know it’s a borderline joke now, the whole “pumpkin spice” phenomenon. I saw something the other day, like pumpkin spice cheese sticks or dog bones – I literally laughed out loud. Explaining why it was funny to Tessa was not fun and I think after a full five minutes of trying, I told her I needed a talking break.
I have a very clear memory of begging my mom to leave the “brown stuff” out of our pancake batter. I was referring to (completely inoffensive flavored) wheat germ; I didn’t want her ruining my fluffy white pancakes with anything remotely healthy. I’d love to tell you I was five but I was probably like, 17.
We are big fans of pancakes and they make the appearance during “breakfast for dinner” pretty frequently. This is the batter I almost always use – beautifully healthy, 100% whole wheat and simple to make up. The leftovers get frozen in bags of two and the recipient is usually my two year old. She LOVES pancakes and I feel great about giving her these. I know there are frozen pancakes/waffles in the freezer aisle at your grocery store, but I guarantee you the ingredient list doesn’t read like this. When I have the time I will make up an entire batch just for the freezer; breakfast for at least 8 mornings prepared in fifteen minutes – gotta love that.
I love cornmeal pancakes because they taste like cornbread and anything that tastes like cornbread is okay in my book. Tessa called these “cookies” and ate two, drizzled with honey, in about seven seconds.
Before you make a face and disregard this recipe, think on sweet potato casserole for a second. The one with marshmallows. Sweet enough for you? If you like the sound of pumpkin pancakes then PLEASE give these a chance because they are SO DANG GOOD. I haven’t been this excited about a new recipe in a while.
This pancake recipe is already on homebeccanomics – it appeared with blackberries in early spring of last year. I’ve made it countless times since then – so many, in fact, that I believe the recipe deserves a repost. Let me tell you why.
Husband calls around 5. He says, what’s for dinner? I say, take out or breakfast food. He says, what are my options? I say hmm fried eggs, omelets, french toast, pancakes… “PANCAKES”, he shouts. OK, really healthy low cal banana pancakes? Or really delicious unhealthy pancakes? Or an in-between? IN BETWEEN! (he shouts when he’s hungry).
I’m fully aware that the title of these might scare you off. My initial gut reaction to you being scared off from eating these is “oh good, more for me”. Cottage cheese seems to be one of the foods you don’t like until you’re in your 20’s – I mean, curds? Seriously? My high school students would get so skeeved out when I told them what they’d be making in class, but they would fight tooth and nail over the last one once they’d had a taste. They’re. So. Good.
I love pancakes. I crave pancakes. Every time my husband and I eat out for breakfast I try to convince him to order pancakes while I order healthy egg white omelette and we share plates. He thinks I am a food bully and usually refuses me because of his convictions. Boo.
You probably don’t think I’m a healthy eater. I say that I am, but you might not believe me when you see the things I like to make. This is how it works; when I am alone or just cooking for my healthy husband, nutritious and low-calorie is what it’s all about. I eat tons of fruit, Kashi Go Lean, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and Ezekiel whole grain bread. When I have friends over or need to bring a dish to a get together, I like to let my hair down a bit and make taste my only concern. Which leads me to these pancakes.
I have three fantastic brother-in-laws. Two are my husband’s brothers. Jimmy is the younger of the two. He’s great because he gets really excited to eat anything I make him. I like cooking for him more than for my husband to be totally honest.
This morning he came over after church for pancakes. I’ve wanted to make these gingerbread pancakes for a while so I was super pumped for the opportunity. I enjoyed the pears from the recent parfait so much I wanted to cook some apples the same way. Extremely easy and delish. The apples are sweet and the pancakes spicy/sweet, so the cool and creamy Greek yogurt was the perfect complement. It was a plate full of happiness. This would be great for Christmas morning – special but quick and easy.