Pumpkin pie pancakes: an activity for children of all ages. Pumpkins are a super-food. They are low in calories and loaded in fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. You may consider including pumpkin in your diet year-round
Today we will be sharing the recipe for healthier pumpkin pancakes with a not-so-healthy caramel apple syrup topped with maple whipped cream. The original pancake recipe was adapted from @thefarmchicks on Instagram.
- Ingredients: this recipe will make about 13 thick pancakes 4-5 inches round.
- 1 cup Organic whole white wheat flour
- 1 cup oat flour (or make your own flour by grinding 1 cup whole oats in blender or vitamix)
- OR 2 cups flour (this is instead of the 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup oat flour)
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp all-spice or pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (you can use your own homemade puree for this activity)
- 2 tbsp organic flaxseed ground in vitamix or blender then combine with 6 tbsp water OR 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups buttermilk (OR 2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice with rice milk combined for a total of 2 cups)
- Combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon and all-spice in a small bowl.
- Make the flaxseed egg-replacer (optional).
- Whisk pumpkin and egg or flaxseed egg-replacer together in a large bowl until smooth, then add buttermilk and maple syrup.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle on low to medium-low heat and fry in a little organic coconut oil.
Maple Whipped Cream:
*The following recipe was adapted from a recipe found on thepioneerwoman.com.
- 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- dash of vanilla
- dash of cinnamon
- Pour the heavy cream, maple syrup and cinnamon into a cold bowl and mix on medium-low speed for 3-4 minutes.
Caramel Apple Syrup:
The caramel apple syrup is really a buttered rum sauce recipe with apple-cider instead of the rum.
- 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup apple cider (to make this more thick like a sauce simmer down the apple cider to 1/4 cup)
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, chopped
- In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir brown sugar and heavy cream until sugar is melted.
- Pour in apple cider, and simmer, stirring until the sauce is smooth, thickened, and reduced.
- Stir in butter until melted.
- Layer the pancakes, add a little pat of butter if your feeling spicy, add a dollop (or more) of whipped cream and drizzle (or pour) on the caramel apple-cider sauce. Add some chopped pecans or walnuts, close your eyes, take a bite and enjoy!
- Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.