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Mmm... pancakes


Friday, February 08, 2013

We love pancakes around here. I adjust my diet one day each weekend to ensure I have the calories (and carbs/sugar!) to spare for one weekend morning indulgent breakfast (we also go out for Sunday breakfast once a month). It works for me. But I'm always looking for ways to ease the diet-hit that comes from those delicious treats. Up until now, my favorite has been apple pancake rings -- make pancake batter (we're lazy and usually use bisquik), core an apple and slice into rings (slicing horizontally). Dip apple rings into pancake batter until lightly coated, and cook like a pancake. They are delicious. I usually toss in some cinnamon or apple pie spice.

Today, I wanted to use more of the pumpkin I opened earlier in the week and hunted for a pumpkin pancake recipe. I found and tried this one: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com
/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=
367298. Yum.

I made surprisingly few modifications. I made a half recipe but accidentally added the full amount of baking powder. I also used 1% milk instead of buttermilk and added a bit more than what the recipe called for. I also changed the cinnamon/clove/nutmeg mixture to pumpkin pie spice -- maybe using twice as much as the total of the three. Finally, for the last six pancakes, I tossed in a couple tablespoons of mini-chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. My half recipe made 15 pancakes. They were very moist with not a super-strong flavor -- I might add additional pumpkin pie spice next time. I found four satisfying, half plain and half with a smear of honey. It was about 200 calories. I also had soy sausage. It was a great breakfast!!
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ITISABOUTME 2/8/2013 9:55PM

    okay so you did it............I am having pancakes in the morning for breakfast!!! LOL I love pancakes with peanut butter and syrup.........not exactly a "skinny" breakfast but so worth it once in awhile!! Thanks for planning breakfast for me!!!


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KARRENLYNN 2/8/2013 9:31PM

    I like pancakes too, but I've not tried the apple pancake you make. Guess I have some new things to try. Thanks for sharing!

Karen emoticon

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SKEEWEE2MEK 2/8/2013 4:31PM

    OMG! I love pancakes and I allow myself a pancake or waffle breakfast with my family about once per month. Thanks for sharing this info! I'm looking forward to mixing things up and yours sound delish! emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 2/8/2013 4:01PM

    Not a big fan of pancakes, but I have to say the apple pancake idea sounds really good!

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DALID414 2/8/2013 3:49PM

    Oh man ***salivating*** I love pancakes!

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SUSIEQ911 2/8/2013 12:33PM

    sounds yummy

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MOBLUEBIRD 2/8/2013 12:14PM

  Interesting ideas -- thanks!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 2/8/2013 11:12AM

    the apple pancake sounds good - I will have to try it emoticon

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