Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Ohhh, what a glorious Sunday. I finally got a chance to catch up on some sleep (a good, solid, 9 hours) and wake up without an alarm. That was exactly what I needed!

I spent a little bit of time taking advantage of my lazy morning before putting together some breakfast. I’d actually been in the mood for pancakes all week but just haven’t taken the time to make them.

Since Jay had to be up and out early this morning, I figured I’d make myself a small batch of pancakes which wouldn’t typically fly for him. Hey, it took a good year to get him to be okay with adding whole wheat flour to our favorite pancake recipe, so at least I’m getting somewhere.

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Today’s batch of pancakes had a little more staying power than our usuals, and were inspired by Julie’s Pumpkin Protein Pancakes. These pancakes are super yummy, but they actually remind me more of baked oatmeal than a pancake. So my advice would be to think of them more as the oatmeal part of things, so you’re not totally surprised when you first bite into them like I was. Winking smile

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Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

(adapted from Julie’s recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute (or 1 egg)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 packet Truvia (optional sweetener)

Directions:

Heat skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend with an immersion blender. Use a 1/3 measuring cup to form batter into three medium-sized pancakes. Allow to cook until edges start to harden, about 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

I topped my pancakes baked oatmeal cakes with some banana slices and sugar-free syrup, although I’d be willing to bet that topping them with some homemade Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter would be out of this world.

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Next time. Smile

I’m planning (hoping) to make today somewhat productive, catching up on some blog stuff, work stuff, cleaning stuff, grocery stuff, aaaaand, a manicure. Hopefully. I need one in a BAD way.

What kind of “stuff” do you have happening today?

Comments

  1. says

    I need to have some serious productivity today, too! Blog stuff, work stuff, packing for my work trip this week, taking the pup to the dog park, cleaning this mess of a house, laundry . . . something’s gotta give, but I’m going to do my best to get it all done!
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  2. says

    Those pancakes looks delicious :)
    I am at work until 2 pm, then it is home to make 48 cupcakes for my mother-in-law, She volunteered to make cupcakes for the March Birthday celebration at her work. She basically volunteered me lol… I enjoy doing it so I don’t mind.
    Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction recently posted..Baby Shopping

  3. says

    Love mornings like these- I feel like I finally caught up on much needed sleep! Your Sunday sounds great! Mine was fairly lazy: caught up on blog work, started reading HUnger Games, watched Downton Abbey (amazing!) and went to get some fro yo with friends!
    Khushboo recently posted..“Sugar-coated” marketing

  4. Lindsay A says

    Make sure and take a picture of your manicure! I have a formal to go to this week and i’m planning on getting my nails done tomorrow but I need inspiration as to what to get done! You always pick such cute polish!

  5. says

    YUM! I made a big bowl of oatmeal and it was amazing! I have a HUGE work event I’ve been planning for weeks this evening so I have set up for that ALL day. But first, putting some furniture on Craigslist and hoping the girl that was here to look at my apartment passes with building management. AH!!

    Ooo! I need a manicure tho too…. ;)
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..If You Don’t Love it…

  6. says

    Those look so good, I never usually have pancakes for breakfast because I’m always nervous I’ll burn them. And I know that would not be a pleasant start to my day ;) I’m going to be enjoying the beautiful sunshine today and maybe do some shopping too.
    Lisa recently posted..Baked Almond Coated Kale Chips

Trackbacks

  1. […] For those of you working towards weight loss, like myself, you’ll be happy to hear pumpkin packs a lot of flavor for what little calories it contains.  A two tablespoon serving of pumpkin puree has approximately 10 calories. My all time favorite pumpkin meal is Emily’s chili baked and served in pumpkin bowls.  The pumpkin “meat” is so tender and becomes part of the chili itself and really adds a unique, rich flavor to each bite. Other pumpkin recipes catching my eye lately: Shrimp and Pumpkin Curry, Curried Pumpkin Tofu Hash [apparently I’m also digging curry lately], Perfect Pumpkin Risotto, and Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes. […]

  2. […] For those of you working towards weight loss, like myself, you’ll be happy to hear pumpkin packs a lot of flavor for what little calories it contains. A two tablespoon serving of pumpkin puree has approximately 10 calories. My all-time favorite pumpkin meal is Emily’s chili baked and served in pumpkin bowls. The pumpkin “meat” is so tender and becomes part of the chili itself and really adds a unique, rich flavor to each bite. Other pumpkin recipes catching my eye lately: Shrimp and Pumpkin Curry, Curried Pumpkin Tofu Hash [apparently I’m also digging curry lately], Perfect Pumpkin Risotto, and Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes. […]

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