Pumpkin Pancakes {Recipe}

Fall is in the air. And you know what that means right? Decadent, Rich and Fragrant meals and desserts, like chili and pumpkin pie.  My mouth is watering just a tad.  Oh sheesh, I’m getting carried away & here I am trying to lose baby weight.  Get a grip!  But seriously this is the time of year, when our ovens get a good work out & well us not so much.

I seriously love everything pumpkin related, well except for pumpkin spice coffee. BLEH!  And like I mentioned I’m watching what I eat & I’m keeping my distance from pumpkin pie.  I figure I’ll go all in around Thanksgiving.  How many days till then??  So instead of totally depriving myself of the yummy goodness of pumpkin tastiness, I decided on whipping up a batch of Easy Peasy Pumpkin Pancakes.  Say that five times fast!

I am not kidding that this is one of the easiest recipes for Pumpkin Pancakes. Some may say, I actually cheated since I used a “Complete” pancake mix.  Well let’s get to it.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 cup complete pancake batter mix
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Prep:

  • Combine all your ingredients & mix
  • Add butter to a warm skillet, medium flame
  • Pour batter into skillet, turn pancakes when small bubbles begin to appear on the edges, cook on other side for about 1 minute
  • Serve pancakes with syrup (sprinkle with cinnamon, optional)
  • Yields 4-5 pancakes


BAM…the easiest pumpkin pancakes & pretty darn tasty, if I say so myself.  After you whip up a batch I hope you’ll forgive my cheating ways.

BUEN PROVECHO!

Have you added pumpkin into any of your dishes?

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Batido de Trigo {Recipe}

During our time in Philly we dined at a Colombian restaurant, called Tierra Colombiana (translation: Colombian Land).  After being away from home and my kitchen for such an extended period of time, it was nice to have an authentic Spanish meal and Colombian at that.  I enjoyed a Bandeja Típica, along with a Batido de Trigo. Two favorites from childhood.

Here’s what my bandeja típica looked like.

A Batido de Trigo is a Puffed Wheat Milkshake.  I remember as a young girl, going to this one restaurant in The Heights with my mom and she ordering me a batido de trigo.  Funny thing is that I’ve never seen it served anywhere else, until our meal at Tierra Colombiana.

Being that one: we don’t live close to Philly and two: I spend enough time in the kitchen; I figured I’d try my hand at recreating the shake myself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened puff wheat
  • 1 cup of milk, lowfat
  • 3/4 cup of ice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of sugar in the raw (or to your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla

These measurements are for one serving.  Also, you can substitute the unsweetened puff wheat for sweetened ones, like Honey Smacks and use regular sugar, in place of the sugar in the raw.  I’m watching my intake, so I’ve decided on a more healthful shake.

Prep:

  • Measure out your ingredients.
  • Dump them into a blender.
  • Puree.
  • Pour and Enjoy!

It couldn’t get easier than that.

Buen Provecho!

After making and enjoying this scrumptious shake, my silliness dawned on me.  Like, really why hadn’t I thought of making it before?  I’m so glad that I did, because it’s become my quick go-to breakfast shake.

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Granola Encrusted French Toast {Recipe}

Awhile ago I told you all about my son’s obsession with pancakes.  How he practically eats them everyday.  We joke that one day he’ll turn into a pancake himself.  Right along those lines, I’ve been sticking with the same breakfast food for awhile, out of convenience and time.  Just like the Lil’ Giant, I can’t help myself because I absolutely love Cream of Wheat.  But in an effort to get out of the breakfast rut & trim down the postpartum baby weight, I prepared this YUMILICIOUS recipe…

Granola Encrusted French Toast

Hope you’re ready to sink your teeth into these EASY PEASY French Toast.

Preparation

  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, pure vanilla and a few sprinkles of ground cinnamon.
  • Pour cup of granola into a plastic baggie, close & use a mallet to smash the granola. Lay smashed granola on a small plate.
  • Dip bread slices into wet mixture for a few seconds to soak up all the gooey goodness. Then place bread into smashed granola. Make sure to cover both sides with granola.
  • Transfer bread slices to buttered skillet, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown. Turn to brown both sides.
  • Sprinkle with additional cinnamon (to your taste).
  • Serve French Toast hot with syrup (butter optional).

And there you have it, a quick and easy recipe to start your day off on the right foot.

Buen Provecho!

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Rainbow Pancakes

A few weeks ago, the Lil’ Giant requested that I make pancakes on Wacky Wednesday. But between school events and other family obligations, I just couldn’t fit it into our weekly meal plan.  That was until this week.  He was elated, when I announced that breakfast for dinner would materialize on Wednesday. What he didn’t know, was my intention to make Wednesday even more Wackier by serving…

I prepped these COOL and COOKY hotcakes as I regularly would, and just added a few drops of food coloring.

Did you notice my WOW ingredient? I like to add pure vanilla extract into my batter. I know the box says it’s a “complete” mix, just add water. But, me being me, I like to combine the vanilla for added yummi-ness. Oh and that’s another thing, I skip the water & use milk to make my batter.

As I was making these wacky colored pancakes, I was hoping they’d be a hit. No worries after seeing this smile. Lil’ Giant was one happy and full pollito after his serving. SCORE for this mama!

As for Gordita, she was amused by the “awhwange and gein” mini pancakes.

I’m thinking breakfast for dinner will certainly be repeated in our household. Heading over to Pinterest now for some more fun recipes.

What kind of activities have you done for Wacky Wednesday with your kids?