Squash for Breakfast? Check out these Pumpkin Pancakes for Halloween

Tis’ the season when you will find pumpkins here, there and everywhere.  Now, we’re even adding them to the breakfast menu.  But, we’re not just adding a little Halloween fun, we’re also squeezing in squash first thing in the morning.  I haven’t made this recipe in a while, but pulled it out recently & made them for my daughter & she was THRILLED!  Even I had forgotten how delicious they are…  

We also experimented a bit further with this batch and made mini pancake sizes. Once they were fully cooked, we put them on to the candy/cake pop sticks that you can find at local craft stores.  And, then we created faces with the dark chocolate mini morsels.  We dipped them in the yogurt sauce (see below) and enjoyed every bite of fun.  They were not only a scrumptious serve, but a great way to add a few different ingredients to already kid-friendly loving pancakes.

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Pumpkin Pancakes
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  1. 1 large egg
  2. 1 ½ cups flour
  3. 1 cup low fat milk
  4. 1/3 cup brown sugar, light
  5. ½ cup 100% pumpkin
  6. 3 tablespoon oil
  7. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  10. Chocolate chips (dark)
  1. Mix the egg, flour, milk, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract and baking powder together with an electric mixer or hand whisk.  Over medium to low heat, cook the pancakes on a coated griddle by using butter or cooking spray.  While the first side is cooking, add chocolate chips to the uncooked side of the pancake to create a face.  Flip and cook the second side.  Or, let the kids add the face of chocolate once they are done cooking.
  1. Note: Try serving the pancakes with a yogurt sauce drizzle instead of syrup by mixing 3 tablespoons of low fat vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons of low fat milk and 1 teaspoon of honey together.
  2. The flour? Try 1 cup of unbleached flour with 1/2 cup of whole wheat white flour, but if you do...add some extra milk to the mix as the whole wheat is dryer & needs to be adjusted. Start with 1 tablespoon at a time, but you most likely will need 1/4 cup of extra milk in the mix.
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Wondering how to make these work during a busy weekday schedule?  Make them up on the weekend, let them cool completely, wrap each individual pancake in parchment paper or waxed paper, freeze them in freezer container or freezer bag.  When you need them during the week simply pop them into the toaster (don’t bother with the microwave, they will be a bit soggy.

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.


24 Comments on “Squash for Breakfast? Check out these Pumpkin Pancakes for Halloween”

  1. We love pumpkin pancakes in our house. Love making a huge batch and freezing the extras. The chocolate chips are too cute. I think my daughter would love if I did that as a surprise.

    1. Ditto here :)! They’re great in a smaller size on a cake pop stick too – when I do that my daughter doesn’t like to use syrup = win-win! Enjoy…. ~ jodie

    1. It’s a must try to add to your pumpkin recipes; it’s one of our favs. Have a GREAT fall ~ jodie

    1. And, I’ve never had a pumpkin scone – I’m going to have make some 🙂 and now I’m hungry – lol! Thanks for stopping by xo ~ jodie

  2. I would love these! I’m not real sure how they would go down with my fussy people, I was told not to make banana pancakes again a few weeks back!!

    1. LOL! My youngest is my picky one….I sometimes make these in a smaller version w mini chocolate chips & put the pumpkin pancakes on a stick, for some reason with my picky eater a stick, a straw or even an umbrella in a healthy smoothie often did the trick :). Maybe it will work for you too?!?!?! They are all so different….

    1. THANK YOU so much for the feature! I’m slow in responding here, but completely appreciate it, hope the kids enjoyed and did add a link back to your site on this post :). Have a great wrap up to the week….

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