Happy (almost) Halloween! Treat yourself and family with these healthy, whole wheat pancakes for a festive and filling breakfast.
How many times have you made pancakes at home that ended up super thin and not at all what is served at a restaurant? It makes me sad every time. But no breakfast tears here as these pancakes are exactly what I want from a pancake: tall, fluffy, filling, and pumpkiny. While you can go the standard butter and syrup route with these, I highly recommend topping them with natural crunchy peanut (or almond) butter.
There are two main keys to get tall, fluffy pancakes: do not overmix the batter and do not pat the pancakes down with a spatula. That last one may sound weird, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched people pour perfectly mixed pancake batter onto a griddle only to then take the puff out of the pancakes by patting them down with a spatula before flipping. Please don’t be a pancake patter.
As excited as I am for Halloween tomorrow, I have a serious case of the Monday blues after a fun and food-filled weekend. Bry’s birthday was Saturday, so to celebrate I had three nights of some of his favorite things. On Wednesday we stayed at home, drank pumpkin beer, ate BBQ chicken, and had some quality Bry and Kel time. Friday we went out for deep dish pizza with friends (a birthday tradition), and then Saturday we had a full day with yoga, brunch, and then a fancy dinner with my parents. I spent so much time planning and looking forward to his birthday that it’s just so sad how quickly it flew by. But a stack of pumpkin pancakes may be just what I need to get back in the Halloween spirit 😉
Hope you all have a sweet-filled Halloween! And here’s a toast to perfectly tall pumpkin pancakes!
Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
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