Low Carb Pumpkin Pancakes/ Waffles

Hi Everyone!!

I hope your October is off to a great start. Today I wanted to share with you a new favorite recipe of mine for Low Carb Pumpkin Pancakes.

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I am trying to avoid eating large amounts of carbs lately so I was on the hunt to find a receipt for a delicious pumpkin pancake or waffle. I combed through a few and combined them till I found just the right mix. This is an adaptation between a few different recipes but the two most prevalent was Our Best Bites and Willow Bird Baking

Like most things, I decided to put a Disney twist on it and make mine into a Mickey Mouse shaped treat. The maker I have is technically a waffle but the consistency, to me anyway, is more like a pancake.

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This recipe is not super sweet but you can top with a little whipped cream or syrup if you are not trying to avoid the sugars.

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • A pinch (right around 1/8 teaspoon) baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla

Instructions:

  • Whisk together pumpkin, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and vanilla extract until the batter is smooth and very well combined.
  • Depending on if you are making waffles or pancakes, the cooking instructions will vary a little bit.

Pancakes:

  1. Grease a griddle or nonstick pan with cooking spray or a little vegetable oil.
  2. Heat skillet or pan on medium for about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour batter to form pancakes of whatever size you like.
  4. Cook first side until bubbles form on top, about three minutes,flip and cook other side until it is brown, about two minutes.

Waffles:

  1. Preheat the iron.
  2. Coat with cooking spary.
  3. Pour the batter and spread so that the batter fills the waffle iron but does not overflow. If you are utilizing a Belgian waffle maker, it will require more batter.
  4. Close lid and cook waffle until the iron stops steaming. Cook times will vary depending on the waffle iron. If you would like the waffle a little crispier, cook for a tiny bit longer.

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Once the pancakes/ waffles are completely cooked, they are ready to be served. My sister decided hers should be served with a side of mini chocolate chips for some added sweetness and some turkey bacon.
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Mine were served with a small side of whipped cream with a little sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. and turkey bacon.
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The nutritional breakdown that I figured out is as follows. Please note that I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist and this is a breakdown based on the recipe as it is noted above.
If you are making 6-8 pancakes, this is the breakdown per pancake:
41 calories, 1.5g of fat, 2.5g of carbs, 2.1g of protein, 0.6g of fiber, 1.3g of sugar
If you are making 2 larger waffles:
123 calories, 4.6g of fat, 7.4g of carbs, 6.2g of protein, 1.9g of fiber, 4g of sugar
I hope that you guys enjoy these. Be sure to let me know what you think!
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