Pumpkin Pancakes

We’re officially pumpkin obsessed–all year round!  How can we not be? The pumpkin flesh has a delicious flavor and one-half cup has just 40 calories, a whooping four grams of fiber and more than your daily need for beta carotene! One of our favorites is pumpkin pancakes.  And this recipe is a fave of ours because it’s comfort food, but made the guilt free way!

 

Psst… looking for more lightened-up comfort food?  Please feel free to search this site, as we love to make slash calories while still keeping the food delish!  And here are a few more to try…

Microwave Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Skinny Oreo Balls

Skinny Potato Skins

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese

 

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What’s more-there are so many fun things you can do around Halloween other than eat candy. It’s so much fun to decorate the house with spider webs and witches, to make a creative homemade costume, and to go pick pumpkins and then paint or carve them and use them to make delicious meals!

One of our favorite things to do is to bake with the “guts” of the pumpkins we carve!

We always take the seeds, put them on a baking sheet, and bake them until they are crispy. They’re a perfect Halloween snack to leave in a “candy” bowl!

We also love to add the pumpkin “guts” to all sorts of recipes, including breads, pies, pasta dishes, soups, and sauces–and even brownies! We’ll get that recipe to you soon! 🙂

Pumpkin flesh has a delicious flavor and 1 cup has just 40 calories, a whooping four grams of fiber and more than your daily need for beta carotene! One of our favorites is pumpkin pancakes.

We have several recipes for the Perfect Palate-Pleasing Pumpkin Pancakes and here’s one of the recipes we use that we used when we were growing up-  the cottage cheese and sour cream add a nice rich texture and flavor (plus protein!) but without all of the calories of cream! Yum!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Makes: 10 medium-sized pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs (we use Eggland’s Best because they have 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs)
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin
  • ½ cup non fat sour cream
  • ½ cup sifted flour
  • 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Mix all well in blender.
  2. Let stand at least 10 minutes.
  3. Cook on 400° griddle.

 

Nutrition Facts (without salt to taste) Per 1 pancake: 54 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 202 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 4 g protein

2 Pancakes = 108 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 16 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 8 grams of protein

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Pumpkin Pancakes
 
Pumpkin Pancakes Makes: 10 medium-sized pancakes
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs (we use Eggland's Best because they have 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs)
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin
  • ½ cup non fat sour cream
  • ½ cup sifted flour
  • ⅓ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preparation:
  2. Mix all well in blender.
  3. Let stand at least 10 minutes.
  4. Cook on 400° griddle.
  5. Nutrition Facts (without salt to taste) Per 1 pancake: 54 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 202 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 4 g protein
  6. Pancakes = 108 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 16 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 8 grams of protein
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Pancake Calories: 54 Fat: 1g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 202mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 4g

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