Fluffy Pumpkin Yogurt Pancakes

Best described in three words: fluffy, flavorful, and filling (haha, so cliche, I know). 😉  These Pumpkin Pancakes are a new favorite at our house!

For the record, I’m usually not as obsessed with pumpkin as I have been this fall.  I don’t know what has gotten into me.  I like pumpkin, but I might make one or two things with it during a typical fall season.  This year I’ve been coming up with one pumpkin recipe after another.  It must be a phase.

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These past few days I’ve gotten up around 5:00 in the morning, earlier than usual.  (Six a.m. is when I typically wake up.)  I’ve decided that I like it.  I may feel more tired initially, but once I get to moving around and working on things it’s amazing how much more I can get accomplished with that extra hour of complete silence and darkness in the morning.  I mean, it’s pretty quiet around here anyway since I don’t have any kids (yet), but there’s something about the early morning hours that really aids concentration and focus on certain things.  Oh, and I like listening to the owls.  One was sitting in a tree close to our house around 6 a.m., calling “Hoo…hoo…hoo-hoo!” into the darkness.

I found out this morning that tonight (Friday night, 10/20) and tomorrow night are when the Orionid meteor shower is supposed to peak!  I’m told that the meteors will be most visible between midnight and 2 a.m., and the fact that it is just one day after the new moon means the visibility will be excellent (assuming the clouds stay away).  Even though I’ve seen a few “shooting stars” here and there, I have never stayed up to watch a meteor shower before.  I’m seriously considering it tonight.  Either that, or I may go to sleep for awhile and set an alarm for around 1:00 a.m. to get up and watch the debris from Halley’s comet hit our atmosphere and streak across the sky.  Anyone else staying up to watch?

After going to bed so late I will definitely need some pancakes tomorrow, haha.  I love to get up early, but I’m not so sure how I’ll be feeling if I go to bed at 2 a.m. (this could be scary).

In fact, some of these Pumpkin Pancakes might be in order, if I go to the store for more pumpkin!  Or maybe some pumpkin waffles…hmmm…  *light bulb blinks above Katherine’s head briefly before flickering out*  Ummm…don’t look at the light bulb; it does that.

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The pumpkin spice flavor of these pancakes goes perfectly with maple syrup.  I added a hint of molasses to the batter as well to give the pancakes more flavor and bring out the spices.  The yogurt makes them extra filling!

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For the record, Casey officially declared these some of the best pancakes I’ve ever made!  That always makes my day. 🙂

Fluffy Pumpkin Yogurt Pancakes

  • Servings: about 12 pancakes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sucanat OR honey
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses

Directions

In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.  Add pumpkin, yogurt, egg, olive oil, Sucanat (or honey), and molasses.  Stir until well combined.  Note:  batter will be thick!  Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a skillet over medium-low heat.  (Be careful not to have the heat up too high because these pancakes take a little longer to cook inside and you don’t want to burn the edges.)  Cook until underside is golden brown, flip, and cook until other side is golden brown.  Serve!

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~K in the Kitchen

 

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