Today I wanted to share with you guys a SUPER quick and easy recipe for some fall inspired pumpkin pancakes. Well, kind of a recipe…box mix + my own additions to make them not so traditional. This gluten free recipe is both healthy and sweet! If you are in the mood for stepping up your brunch game without spending all morning in the kitchen or breaking the bank, then keep on reading!!
While meandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s last night, I came across this adorable box mix that I could not pass up. (“You can have your (pan)cake and eat it too” haha) I decided I would make them this morning, but add some other ingredients I already had in my kitchen. But first, make the batter…
The box explains to first preheat your skillet on a medium-low heat. Then in a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 egg and 2 Tbsp of melted butter (or oil). If you are vegan, you could switch out the egg for applesauce, but today I decided to go with the egg.
Then add 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp of water.
After that, gradually mix in 1 cup of the pancake mix. Batter should be lumpy, do not over mix.
Then to make it a little more interesting, I added 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips.
It smells amazing, so I know it’s going to taste good. In that case, I wanted to add some things to make me feel good about eating pancakes. I already had a jar of premixed seeds (equal parts) containing ground flaxseeds, hemp seeds, and ground chia seeds, so I added 1 Tbsp of the mixture to my batter.
Ben is way better at the actually cooking part than I am, so he prepped the hot skillet with some butter and poured the batter.
A little reminder while waiting for them to cook…
Once they were browned and cooked throughout, he placed them on the plate and I lightly sprinkled them with powdered sugar.
Now with the table prepped, we are ready to dig into these delicious pancakes!
(The recipe makes about 5 good sized pancakes which was plenty for us. I was full after 2!)
To finish them off, drizzle them with maple syrup, add fresh fruit, or put peanut butter on top, which is what I went for. I mean, come on, what doesn’t taste better with peanut butter?!
I hope you all enjoyed this recipe!
If you try it, let me know what you think!
Also, what other ingredients do you add to your pancakes?