Whole wheat buttermilk pancakes made with white whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, pumpkin spice and pecans – a perfect lazy Sunday morning breakfast.
I'm not a big breakfast person, usually a green smoothie, a simple hard boiled egg or some overnight oats in a jar is all I need to keep me fueled until lunch. But on Sundays, we wake up a little later and have more time to make a more extravagant breakfast. My kids love pancakes so I often treat them to Sunday pancakes. Now that pumpkin season is here, I've been making these nutty pumpkin muffins – they are so good no one knows I use whole wheat flour in place of white flour. Happy Sunday!
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 pancakes • Points +: 6 pts • Smart Points: 8
Calories: 234 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 31 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 10 g • Sugar: 11 g
Sodium: 497 mg • Cholesterol: 3 g
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp oil
- 3 tbsp chopped pecans
- cooking spray
- warmed maple syrup, for topping (extra)
Mix all dry ingredients (first 5 ingredients) in a bowl.
Combine buttermilk, egg whites, canned pumpkin, 1 tbsp maple syrup, oil and vanilla in a bowl and mix until smooth. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots then fold in pecans. Don't over-mix.
Heat a large skillet on medium-low heat. Spray oil to lightly coat and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When the pancake starts to bubble and the edges begin to set, about 2 minutes then flip the pancakes and cook an additional 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter. To serve, top with warmed maple syrup.