Pumpkin Pancakes

pumpkinDid you know that a single 1/2 cup serving of pumpkin has 300% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A? It also has 20% of your daily fiber and some vitamin C and E, as well as calcium.  Obviously this a great vegetable to be eating. But how to get more pumpkin into your diet other than by eating pumpkin pie?  Pumpkin Pancakes of course.

This recipe comes from my wife and if you like pumpkin, this is a great breakfast or brunch item. Heck, it’s good enough to have for dinner. 

Pumpkin Pancakes

3/4 Cup Flour
1 cup Pumpkin, canned
1 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 Egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda

First mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then add wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. On a hot greased griddle or pan pour batter into 3 inch diameters. When pancake bubble, flip and let cook for about another 2 1/2 minutes. Serve with butter and syrup or fruit.

About Peter Dopulos

Peter Dopulos is an avid cyclist and the author of Where to Bike Orange County. He is also the co-host of the Long Beach radio talkshow Swoop's World and a co-founder of GreenWorld365.com.

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