Recipe: Amazing Pumpkin Spice Pancakes (GF)

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As many of you may know, I (Julie) am very fortunate in that Marc loves to make us a special breakfast every weekend. His speciality is the “hearty” breakfast which includes very delicious heart-shaped pancakes (gluten-free) and this past month – being fall and pumpkin season – we took the pancakes up a notch. By adding some pumpkin and spices – OMG – they are even more amazing, which it why I’m sharing this recipe with you now, so you can give them a try too while it’s the season for such warm, spicy and tasty yumminess! You can easily modify this recipe to suit your personal dietary preferences – gluten-free, dairy-free etc – but I cannot promise they will be calorie free. Still, I promise they’ll be worth it!

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Ingredients:

2 and 1/3 cups of Pancake mix (we use Pamela’s GF baking and pancake mix)
2 tablespoons of sugar (we use Xylitol)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon*
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger*
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg*

* If you happen to have Pumpkin Pie Spice on hand, use a teaspoon of that instead of the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

2 eggs
1 and 1/4 cups of milk (we use Almond Milk)
1/3 of a cup of canned pumpkin
1/4 cup of vegetable oil (we use olive oil)

Method:

Mix the following dry ingredients and whisk together in a large bowl. Next, add the wet ingredients and mix them into the dry ingredients thoroughly, until the batter is smooth and even.

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Cooking:

Heat a griddle, skillet or frypan to medium heat (375F/180C)
Lightly oil the surface with a little butter
Pour just under 1/4 cup batter onto griddle per pancake
Cook until edges are dry, turn and cook the other side until golden brown.

Serving:

Slightly warm maple syrup to at least room temp (not cold) or slightly warm. Serve these golden delicious pancakes with maple syrup, crushed pecans and – if you’re feeling really bad – some butter as well.

Gluten-free / Dairy-free Substitutions:

Sub gluten-free baking/pancake flour for regular pancake mix
Sub almond or soy milk for a non dairy milk option

Other Variations:

If you like texture, stir 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans into the batter before cooking
For a spicier flavor, add an extra 1/4 tsp of the spices of your choice – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg (or Pumpkin Pie Spice)
We use silicon molds to make heart shaped pancakes. Silicon = no sticking, lightweight and no rattling while driving!

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Enjoy, salivate and remember, these aren’t low in calories (especially the maple syrup), so savor them and enjoy them as a special treat! Otherwise, you’ll be scheduling an extra long hike – but it would so be worth it, right!?

Did you like this recipe? Want to see more? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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