Pumpkin Oat Pancakes (gluten free)

Adapted from Onelovelylife.com
These pancakes are wholesome and delicious and inherently gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup, brown sugar, or honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

  1. Place oats, baking powder, cornmeal, baking soda, and salt into a blender and blend until it is the consistency of flour.
  2. Add milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, butter, cider vinegar, vanilla, cinnamon. and nutmeg. Puree until combined.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Grease the skillet with butter.
  4. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the skillet. Cover and cook about 2 minutes, or until bubbles form on the surface and the bottom has browned. Flip pancakes and cook another 1-2 minutes or until cooked through. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning.

What to do with leftover pumpkin puree?: You’ll have just enough leftover in the can to make a loaf of Ultimate Pumpkin Bread, Healthy Pumpkin Oat Refrigerator Muffins, Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, or my favorite Pumpkin Cupcakes.


Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice instead of last 3 spices
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, water, oil, salt, and eggs. Beat until well mixed.
  3. Place a sieve over the bowl and sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves (or pumpkin pie spice). Mix until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Serve with cream cheese frosting.

What to do with leftover pumpkin puree?: You’ll have just enough leftover in the can to make a loaf of Ultimate Pumpkin BreadHealthy Pumpkin Oat Refrigerator MuffinsPumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, GF Pumpkin Oat Pancakes, Pumpkin Cupcakes.


Healthy Pumpkin Oat Refrigerator Muffins (vegan/gluten free)

Vegan, gluten free, no refined sugar, and no oil! They taste best cold, hence the name…

Adapted from Detoxinista

Makes 12 mini muffins.

Ingredients

  • 8-9 pitted medjool dates (6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 egg (or flax “egg” (1 tablespoon flax mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water—let sit for 3 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup cranberries, divided
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, divided

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350-F.
  2. In a food processor mix the dates, pumpkin, flax “egg” (or regular egg), water, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Add the oats and blend until a batter is formed. If the mixture seems very thick add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to help thin it out a bit.
  4. Stir in the pumpkin seeds and cranberries, leaving out a few to sprinkle on top.
  5. Fill muffin tins almost all the way to the top. Bake until the muffins have risen and feel firm when you lightly touch them in the center, about 15 minutes for mini and 20 minutes for standard.
  6. For best results refrigerate until completely chilled before serving. They are moister and sweeter when they are cold.

To make into bars: Spread the batter evenly on a parchment lined baking pan or dish. I use one approximately 8 x 9.5. Sprinkle with a few cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Store in the refrigerate for a few weeks.

What to do with leftover pumpkin puree?: You’ll have just enough leftover in the can to make a loaf of Ultimate Pumpkin BreadHealthyPumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, GF Pumpkin Oat Pancakes or Pumpkin Cupcakes.


Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding

Makes 4 servings: 130 calories – 6 grams fiber! – 6 grams protein!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (might need more sweetener if not served along with whipped cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream for serving.

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir.
  2. Let it sit 5 minutes and stir again to break up any clumps that form. Refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 3 hours. For a smooth pudding, put in a blender before refrigerating.
  3. If serving for dessert I like to add a bit of whipped cream and cacao nibs.

What to do with leftover pumpkin puree?: You’ll have just enough leftover in the can to make a loaf of Ultimate Pumpkin BreadHealthy Pumpkin Oat Refrigerator MuffinsPumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, or GF Pumpkin Oat Pancakes.