Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes

So. I didn’t vote, but I did make pancakes. Not just any pancakes, but healthy pancakes. With pumpkin and all kinds of awesome spices and things. Oh and there’s oatmeal in them, so they have negative calories, I think. Or something like that. So regardless of who wins the election, and whether you’re happy about the result or not, you can totally be happy when you make these pancakes. And happier when you finish eating them, because you did something good and healthy for yourself.

Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients
1 cup white whole wheat flour
½ cup rolled oats (old fashioned)
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Ground nutmeg
Pinch ground ginger
Pinch salt
½ cup sweetener or sugar (12 Splenda packets)
⅔ cup canned pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons canola oil
¾ cup milk (skim works)

Instructions

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, oatmeal, baking power, spices and Splenda or sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
Spray the pan well with Pam, or use a small amount of oil. When the pan is hot enough, spoon some of the batter onto the frying pan and spread it slightly into a circle.
When the pancakes are set on top, flip it and fry for a couple of minutes until both sides are golden brown.
Serve hot with maple syrup, agave syrup or sugar free maple syrup and a sprinkling of chopped toasted pecans.
Enjoy!