Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes Recipe
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Pancakes are one of this country’s most popular breakfast food. They are soft, round disks of “cake” made in a pan, hence the name “pancakes.” And to be totally honest, pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods too.
But they are not always so healthy. I made banana pancakes in the past, but there is something about switching up the ingredients from time to time to try something new. And the healthier the pancake, the more I like it!
In fact, these pancakes are LOADED with healthy ingredients!
Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes
- 1 cup gluten free pancake flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
1. Combine all of the wet ingredients in a bowl, except the blueberries.
2. Whisk in the dry ingredients carefully to avoid clumping.
3. Stir in the blueberries
4. Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
5. Pour about ⅓ cup of the batter per pancake.
6. Cook the pancake until bubbles form on top of the batter and begin to pop. Flip the pancake over and repeat cooking.
7. Serve the pancakes with warm blueberry and maple syrup.
What makes these pancakes healthy?
- Coconut milk: Coconuts are rich in fiber and provide a high amount of vitamins and nutrients such as iron, calcium and vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. Coconut milk is lower in fat than regular dairy milk, but should still be used in moderation.
- Pumpkin: Pumpkin is full of fiber, which is the main source that your body requires to keep you feeling full for longer. And because pumpkin is loaded with fiber, this means that eating pumpkin can help you to lose weight! Just one cup of mashed pumpkin will give you a full 3 grams of fiber.
- Blueberries: Blueberries are full of magnesium, calcium and potassium, all of which your body needs. They help to lower blood pressure, which can help reduce your risk of heart disease. The calcium and magnesium, along with vitamin K help to maintain your bones and keep them healthy.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a spice that is loaded full of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against damage from free radicals. Cinnamon also helps to control your blood sugar, which is great for those who suffer with type 2 diabetes. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce inflammation.
- Coconut oil: Coconut oil can help increase your energy levels and can also improve your digestion. The fatty acids found in coconut oil can help relieve digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and the stomach bug.
Give these pancakes a try for breakfast tomorrow and let us know how it goes! What’s your favorite way to eat pancakes? Share with us in the comments below!
Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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