Just 5 ingredients and a quick blend in the blender is all it takes to prepare the batter for these healthy pumpkin oatmeal pancakes. A nutritious and delicious way to start the day!
I’m full-on pumpkin obsessed right now! It’s kinda crazy how many pumpkin goodies we’ve been trying and how many pumpkin treats I’ve been making us. I keep thinking it’s too much too soon, but I know we’ll never tire of pumpkin because we love it so much and enjoy it year-round. We just increase our consumption considerably in the fall because all things pumpkin are available at the stores and all the yummy pumpkin recipes start making their way onto all my social feeds, especially Pinterest.
I love that pumpkin can be baked into the most indulgent of desserts yet really comes through when included in a healthy recipe because of how nutritious it is on it’s own.
The boys new school starts about an hour earlier than their old school so we have to get ourselves up and going in the mornings. Certainly not much time to make anything too complicated for breakfast so we usually stick to toast, eggs, cereal or on a great morning, pancakes!!
I came across an easy and super healthy recipe for oatmeal apple pancakes made in the blender on Whole Food’s website, so I decided to give them a try. Pancakes are always a breakfast winner in our house, so I’m always looking for and creating yummy pancake recipes for us to enjoy in the mornings. I didn’t have applesauce on hand the morning I came across this recipe, so I decided to try them with pumpkin. I’m so glad I did, because they turned out so tasty and are super easy to make.
The boys love helping me with these pancakes because our blender has a big button on the top that you hold down to make it blend and they think it’s so fun taking turns pressing it as we blend the batter to a smooth consistency.
Just oatmeal, pumpkin, a couple eggs, maple syrup and of course, pumpkin pie spice is all that’s in them…
They’re hearty yet fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness. With no flour, granulated sugar, butter or oil, they make for such a healthy way to start the day!
We’ve added these pancakes to our weekly breakfast rotation because we all love them! A stack of these with a drizzle of syrup will fill you up and give you great energy to get through an active busy morning.
Let me know if you make these yummy pancakes by leaving a comment below. And I love seeing pics when y’all make my recipes, so be sure to tag #thebakermama on Instagram if you post a pic! 🙂
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until batter is smooth.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat generously with non-stick cooking spray or butter. Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, drop 3-4 tablespoons of the batter onto the hot skillet. Use the back of the scoop or a spatula to spread the batter into a circle, if necessary. Cook about 2-3 minutes per side, flipping once, until pancakes start to brown just a little on each side and are cooked all the way through. Remove to a platter or baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remaining batter into pancakes.
- Serve with maple syrup.