Friday recipe: pumpkin pancakes

October 22, 2010 —

I’m continuing with the theme of pumpkin recipes for fall (see the previous pumpkin cupcakes & pumpkin cake)

I’ll be honest. I don’t know how healthy this recipe is, but I figure it can’t be worse than regular pancakes, right? And pumpkin is good for you!

Pumpkin pancakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed (or 2 eggs)
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions: In a medium bowl stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Make a well in the center of flour mixture.

In another medium bowl combine the milk, pumpkin, egg product and oil. Add the milk mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).

Lightly coat a nonstick griddle or heavy skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle or skillet. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes or until pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry. Turn pancakes; cook about 2 minutes more or until golden brown.

Makes 8 servings

Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.


  • Fanggaofeng

    It’s dilisious!

  • Fanggaofeng

    It’s dilisious!