Healthy Whole Wheat and Oats Pumpkin Pancakes – super healthy pumpkin pancakes, no oil, no fat, no guilt whole wheat and oats pancakes.
I finally finished watching Gilmore Girls and am I ever disappointed with the ending. By the way, spoiler alert, if you haven’t watched the show, and want to, you might not want to read this. Well I was sort of disappointed, Luke and Lorelai eventually end up together, Rory ends up single with the job of her dreams, Lane has twins and Sookie is pregnant again after Jackson supposedly had a vasectomy. I feel I was robbed, I wanted more on Luke and Lorelai’s relationship, after all I felt like the entire show was about the relationship between the two of them and how Luke was always there for Lorelai and Rory, and not about the other men in Lorelai’s life. And Rory, I wanted her to end up with Jess, I always felt like they were meant to be together.
But even though I’m disappointed I still loved the show and have my favorite scene from it. I love love love it when Lorelai sings to Luke ‘I will always love you’, wow that scene was amazing. And Luke, there’s something sexy about Luke, and the way he looks at Lorelai as she’s singing, oh my, reminds me of Richard Gere in Pretty Woman. Love that scene, so I want to share it with you, my friends, in case you’re Gilmore Girls fans.
But enough about the Gilmore Girls. Though I do feel saddened that it is now over and didn’t get the ending I wanted. Can we have a Gilmore Girls movie?
Anyway, here I am still making pumpkin recipes. But hear me, imagine these super healthy pancakes with whole wheat flour and oats, no oil, no fat, no guilt, on Thanksgiving morning. After all you need to make room for all the turkey to come. And I know you, there will be lots of turkey, lots of pie and other goodies, and you will be stuffed, like a turkey. So my strategy is to start with something healthy.
This is where these puppies come into play. Whole wheat flour, rolled oats, replace the oil with apple sauce, a bit of brown sugar and lots of buttermilk and of course let’s not forget the pumpkin. Do you know what you get when you put all these ingredients together? The ultimate healthy and most delicious pancakes. Seriously!
Then if that wasn’t enough, I doused them with maple syrup, a bit of butter and of course pecans. And there you have it, that’s how I roll healthy style.
If you guys love this recipe, and most importantly make it yourselves, please let us know. Take a picture and tag it #jocooks on Instagram so we can see it. I always love to see what you guys come up with!
Healthy Whole Wheat and Oats Pumpkin Pancakes - super healthy pumpkin pancakes, no oil, no fat, no guilt whole wheat and oats pancakes.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, buttermilk and pumpkin together until smooth. Add in vanilla, baking powder, salt, pumpkin spice, rolled oats and flour and whisk well.
Pour about half a ladle onto a medium hot griddle and cook for 3 minutes, until the edges start to firm up. Flip the pancakes and finish cooking for 1-2 minutes on the other side.
Serve hot with maple syrup, butter and pecans.
To freeze pancakes, place a sheet of wax paper between each pancake and stack together. Wrap the stack tightly with aluminum foil and place it inside a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 1 to 2 months. To reheat the frozen pancakes, place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave uncovered for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until heated through.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.