Pumpkin Pancakes

I may be jumping the gun here since it’s not quite Fall yet but I have a mild obsession with pumpkin.

I totally cheated by using boxed pancake mix but umm…I don’t care. They were delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pancake mix (I used Aunt Jemima)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (You can use regular milk if you’re into that sort of thing 😉 )
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Butter (for cooking the pancakes)

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients (besides the butter)
  2. Put half a tablespoon of butter on a frying pan on medium heat
  3. Pour 1/4 cup batter on pan.  Cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Makes about 8 pancakes.

Top with maple syrup and enjoy!

 

Baked Oatmeal (…with Strawberries, Bananas & Chocolate Chips)

How often are things THIS pretty, THIS delicious and THIS healthy?!?

Say hello to my new favorite breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnut pieces (optional)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups almond milk (you can use regular milk as well if you’d like)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 banana, cut into 1/2 inch slices

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Spray a 10-1/2 by 7 inch baking dish with non-stick spray
  3. In a bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, walnuts, half the strawberries and half the chocolate
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, egg, butter and vanilla
  5. Put the oat mixture in the baking dish
  6. Arrange the remaining strawberries, chocolate chips and the sliced banana on top
  7. Pour the milk mixture over.  Using a fork, gently poke at the oats to make sure the milk mixture is fully incorporated into the oats
  8. Bake for 35 minutes
  9. Dig in! Oh..and it’s super yummy if you eat it while it’s still warm 🙂