Trying to trick your children out of sweet and fancy treats like Goblins, Ghosts and Spider Cupcakes?
Add a little festive flare to their breakfast by making pumpkin pancakes! Not only is pumpkin a great source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium, but a sprinkle of cardamom will help aid the digestive system.
Let your lil ones decorate their mini jack-o'-lanterns with a handful of chocolate chips, raisins or cookie icing for dramatic effect.
To get the recipe,
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/4 cup cake flour
- 4 large egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
- Maple syrup or honey
Whisk together pumpkin, yogurt, baking soda, egg yolk, and flour. Whisk egg whites with salt; fold into pumpkin mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Spoon in 1/3 cup batter for each pancake. Flip when tops are covered with bubbles and edges are slightly brown (about 3 minutes per side). Drizzle with syrup or honey.
- Breakfast/Brunch, Pancakes/Waffles