Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

I love election days.

I'm allowed this one day, each year, to wear my awesome feminist voting T-shirt. I've rocked this shirt for my first 8 years as a voting citizen, and I certainly hope I'm still donning it on election day when I'm 55 years old.

I know: I'm a total nerd. But I'm okay with that.

As an adult, I now have one more reason to love election days: a day off work! Election day is a University holiday here, so Adam and I have the day off to galavant around town and have some work-free fun.

To celebrate our mid-week holiday, Pumpkin-Pecan Pancakes were in order. Holy Moly these puppies were good. I enjoyed mine with a little maple syrup, but I imagine a dollop of pumpkin butter would be equally as tasty if you have some on hand.

Similar to the other P-cakes we make, these guys are dense, filling, and virtually fat free (well, they're completely fat free if you omit the pecans). We don't mess around with the "light n' fluffy" pancake business around here. It's a fiber-licious breakfast world at our kitchen table.

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes
(adapted from Nava Atlas' recipe in The Vegetarian Family Cookbook)

Good morning, Autumn sunshine! Nothing beats spiced pumpkin-pecan pancakes on a cool November morning. With flax seed, pecans, and pumpkin puree, these hot-cakes are a nutritional powerhouse in the breakfast world.

  • 1 - 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (you can sub in part whole wheat flour )desired)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2/3 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 TBSP ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • about 1 TBSP cinnamon (yep, it's a lot! you can add your cinnamon to taste)
  • a sprinkling of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans
1) Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Gently fold in wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in chopped pecans

2) Heat griddle to 350 degrees and coat well with cooking spray. Pour pancake batter on griddle (each pancake was about 1/3 cup of batter). Cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.


  1. How nice that you get election day off work!
    Pumpkin-pecan is a great combo for p-cakes.

  2. Ahahaha...I love that you have an E-Day shirt. Rock on.

    And, I can't imagine anything more lovely than pancakes to enjoy on a day off :)

  3. I wish election day was a holiday, period :) I would have loved a day off!

    Your pancakes look great -- these would be perfect for a lazy Sat/Sun morning!

  4. Yum yum yum. I am totally buying some pecans at the store this week, with one purpose in mind ;) Thanks for sharing, as always!!

  5. I love holidays- and election days!- because of the long, leisurely mornings. At my house growing up, this always meant pancakes! (And it still does on Christmas.) Pumpkin pecan pancakes sound SO good. Thanks for the recipe, Kylie!

  6. So I need to get a feminist voting t-shirt...and I need to go to a school that takes election day off! I don't know if I can made those things happen, but I can certainly whip up a batch of these delicious pancakes. Job well done!

  7. I'm curious about your t-shirt! Pumpkin pancakes have been taunting my brain...I love how healthy these are! By the way, that's some super cute fabric in your first photo. :)

  8. i know i'm like a week late...but these look delicious! and that's awesome that you had the day off. how fun :)