Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

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
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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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

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.