3 Ingredient Pancakes with a Full Cup of Veggies
Veggies and pancakes combined? Not something I ever thought I’d pair together either, but I have found my love for all things pumpkin.
My love for this incredible superfood came from my Aunt Chrissy’s delicious pumpkin muffins and my Aunt Bonnie’s obsession for a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Now it is a staple ingredient in my diet.
I love how easy it is to add into your day, the incredible health benefits it provides with its high vitamin A and fiber count, and how happy it makes me. Happiness is the most important thing of all.
The other things that make me happy are easy healthy meals that can be made with limited groceries.
This pancake recipe provides a full cup of veggies and only uses three key ingredients: Oats, Eggs and Pumpkin.
It’s also similar to my Banana Yogurt Pancake recipe as they both do not utilize protein powder, but still provide an adequate amount of protein into your day.
The first step is to take ½ cup of oats and grind it to a flour-like consistency. I always use a coffee grinder for optimum results, but you can use a blender to grind them as well. They do sell oat flour in stores already grinded for you as well if you choose to pursue that option.
Next, I add 1 cup of canned pumpkin into the bowl. Once you open the can, you do want to refrigerate the remainder. To increase firmness, you can also stick the can in the fridge the night before.
Then I add 2 whole eggs into the recipe. I do use approximately 1 to 2 tbsp of baking powder and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice in the recipe as well. Depending on how much baking powder you use and what canned pumpkin brand is utilized tends to depend on how much water to add to the mixture to get it to a perfect pancake texture. Trust your gut!
If you like things super sweet you may want to look at adding a tsp of honey or maple syrup into the recipe for some added sweetener. I'm perfectly content with things unsweetened, so I tend to not add any additional sweetener in this recipe.
I personally enjoy it plain and like to top it off with some whipped cream! This is also a great recipe for young kids to enjoy since it has minimal ingredients and provides them with key nutrients for growing humans.