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Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Creme

Autumn is finally here, and with the changing of the leaves, so changes my diet to include more pumpkin. It’s practically a requirement, am I right? Really, pumpkin is an extremely healthy ingredient (rich in the anti-oxidant beta carotene) that could (and should!) be used year-round. There is just something about this time of year, though, that makes me crave all things pumpkin. Pumpkin Custard Pie? Check. Pumpkin Scones? Ooh, need to make those this year. Pumpkin Bread (with Cream Cheese Frosting)? Yes, please! Maple & Pumpkin Spice Latte? I’ll take two! Anyway, you get the idea! I might be a little bit obsessed.

Today’s recipe comes from Joy Bauer’s cookbook, Slim & Scrumptious. You can find Joy’s other books, including the new Food Cures, at her website. When Joy contacted me to partner up and allowed me to use some of her recipes on my blog, I was over the moon with excitement. Joy is all about cooking meals that are healthy and easy to make without sacrificing flavor or texture, which is something I also strive to accomplish with most of my recipes.

To celebrate, I am giving away TWO (2) free copies of Slim and Scrumptious!

There are two ways you can enter (and yes, you can enter twice!).

  1. Post a comment on this recipe with your favorite or least favorite pumpkin dish (make sure to include a valid e-mail address!), or
  2. “Like” lolfoodie on Facebook (do this by going to the lolfoodie Facebook page and clicking the “Like” button). Note that to enter via Facebook “Like”, you must “Like” the lolfoodie page and not just this post. If you want to use Facebook to enter and your profile is set to private, please send an e-mail to cathy at lolfoodie dot com with your name so that I can confirm.

The winners will be randomly selected by a random number generator. I will close the contest two weeks from today, on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT and announce the winners shortly afterward.

Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Creme

Anyway… onward, to today’s recipe! Once again, thank you to Joy Bauer for allowing me to publish her recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes on my blog!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 pancakes

Calories per serving: 300

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tbs packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • (for the maple creme)
  • 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • (for the topping)
  • 3/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped and toasted

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.
  2. In a second large mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until blended. Add the pumpkin, yogurt, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir together gently until just combined and smooth (no dry streaks should remain), taking care not to overmix.
  4. Liberally coat a large skillet or griddle with oil spray. preheat it over medium heat. When the pan is nice and hot (after about 2 minutes), ladle about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto the surface. The batter will be thick, so it may help to spread it out with the back of a spoon.
  5. Cook the pancakes until they are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Recoat the skillet with oil spray between batches to prevent the pancakes from sticking.
  6. While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the maple creme: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese and maple syrup until smooth.
  7. To serve, place 2 pancakes on each plate and top them with about 2 tablespoons of the maple creme. Sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of the chopped pecans.
  8. Note: To toast pecans, place them in a dry saute pan over medium heat and toast, stirring or shaking the pan frequently, until they are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Or, spread the nuts out on a toaster oven tray and toast for 3 to 4 minutes.

Check out that mise en place! I’m pretty sure this would have earned a gold star from Anne Burrell. The truth? I was waiting on my camera battery to charge. Don’t be fooled into thinking that I am not actually a trainwreck.

 

(I also chopped and toasted the pecans while waiting on the camera battery to charge.)

 

(Step 1) In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.

 

(Steps 2 & 3) In a second large mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until blended. Add the pumpkin, yogurt, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, and whisk until combined. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir together gently until just combined and smooth (no dry streaks should remain), taking care not to overmix.

Note: Save the leftover egg yolks for something like these Chocolate Pots de Creme. You can also save any leftover pumpkin for use in another recipe- for ideas, check out last year’s Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Roundup!

 

(Step 4) Liberally coat a large skillet or griddle with oil spray. preheat it over medium heat. When the pan is nice and hot (after about 2 minutes), ladle about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto the surface. The batter will be thick, so it may help to spread it out with the back of a spoon.

 

Cook the pancakes until they are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Recoat the skillet with oil spray between batches to prevent the pancakes from sticking.

At this point, you can follow instructions 6 & 7 to prepare the maple creme (super easy, just combine the cream cheese and maple syrup) and finish assembling the pancakes with the chopped pecans.

MMmmm, no words for this. Try not to eat your computer screen.

 

Enjoy! :)

Don’t forget to enter book giveaway! Just to reiterate the giveaway details:

I am giving away TWO (2) free copies of Slim and Scrumptious!

There are two ways you can enter (and yes, you can enter twice!).

  1. Post a comment on this recipe with your favorite or least favorite pumpkin dish (make sure to include a valid e-mail address!), or
  2. “Like” lolfoodie on Facebook (do this by going to the lolfoodie Facebook page and clicking the “Like” button). Note that to enter via Facebook “Like”, you must “Like” the lolfoodie page and not just this post. If you want to use Facebook to enter and your profile is set to private, please send an e-mail to cathy at lolfoodie dot com with your name so that I can confirm.

Good luck!!

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  • Jess

    Still haven’t tried it, howevr pumpkin-cinnamon rolls have been popping up everywheres – I’m determined to whip up a batch for my roomies and I sometime soon!

  • Kara

    These sound fantastic! My favorite pumpkin recipe is definitely the classic pumpkin pie! :)

  • Megan Harrison

    I also really love pumpkin soup,  have a recipe for it that is so smooth and creamy; but also VERY healthy! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grace-Holcomb-Lambey/1624883745 Grace Holcomb Lambey via Facebook

    The one I had yesterday was delicious! Thanks!

  • Kkelley89

    Could you tell me what the serving size is?

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    Joy’s recipe states that the recipe serves 6, with a serving size of 2 pancakes, but I suspect this must have been a typo; the recipe made 6 pancakes, and I would consider the serving size 2, for a total of 3 servings. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    Tough to argue with the classic!

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    That sounds amazing! Lucky roomies!

  • Sarahsoda

    Pumpkin muffins with nuts!

  • Roma Mott

    Pumpkin pancakes are great…used to make them every Oct. for my K-1-2 class and they loved them!

  • Hannah Roos

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin ravioli with brown butter, sage sauce.

  • Hannah Roos

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin ravioli with brown butter-sage sauce!

  • Hisforever95

    My favorite is pumpkin spice lattes…their the best!!

  • Sylvia

    Brown butter pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting is by far the BEST pumpkin recipe!!

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    Mmmm, that sounds amazing right now! I think I would have to agree with your line of thought… anything with pumpkin and cream cheese is my favorite! :)

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    I’m gonna have to find a recipe for this! Yum!

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    Oooh, you think like I do. Pumpkin everything!! I made some pumpkin whoopie pies a few years ago… maybe I’ll have to dig my recipe back out… :)

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    Is the recipe online? You should post it!

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    Aww yeah,  I love those too!

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    That is great that you cooked for your students! Lucky kids!

  • http://www.lolfoodie.com Cathy @ lolfoodie

    Mmmm… I should make some of these to freeze and take to work!

  • parisa

    Omg this looks amazing!!! and I love love love pumpkin pie with whipped cream cheese frosting!!

  • kara

    my favorite pumpkin recipe would have to pumpkin macaroni & cheese, definitely!

  • http://basicvegetarian.com Nancy Coffin

    Beautiful pics! I love pumpkin pancakes :-)

  • Emily

    Pumpkin pudding! Pumpin puree + silken tofu + maple syrup + spices + blender = done!

  • Bonita

     Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Butter Bars is my all time favorite pumpkin recipe!  Not the healthiest for you, but oh so yummy!

  • ahaler

    I am making the pancakes right now they look so good!

  • Jamie Boehmann

    My favorite is pumpkin bread

  • Erin

    Pumpkin bars or pumpkin quick bread… they are delicious!

  • Jenn Rorabaugh

    Least favorite-pumpkin pie!  I love everything else pumpkin, just a texture issue!

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  • Nancy T

    I would be honored to win!  My favorite pumpkin food is easily…pumpkin muffins!  I make them EVERY year.  I’m a huge fan of Joy Bauer, so I really hope you pick me!  

  • Charitytingey

    My favorite is pumpkin bread with cream cheese filling and streusel topping!!! I love anything with pumpkin in it though.

  • Charity

    Pumpkin bread with cream cheese filling and streusel topping is my favorite!!!

  • Kkelley89

    Thanks!

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