Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
I’ve been so busy with midterms this week I haven’t had a chance to test any new recipes for ya. But, as I mentioned last week, updating old posts is a great way to produce a good post when you’re fighting writer’s block, or in my case, pressed for time. So today I want to reintroduce you to the awesomeness that is the pumpkin pancake loaf.
I made these for breakfast on Sunday, and then proceeded to eat all the thanksgiving food, so I’m gonna share my day of Thanksgiving eats with ya as well. Yep, it’s a two for one kinda day here in ExSloth-land 😉
What I Ate
On Sunday, I went to a friends house for friends-giving dinner, and totally spaced on brining the camera. Probably because I was rushing to get out the door an hour late 😳 When I finally got there, everyone was about to die of hunger but someone managed to snap this shot of the soup before we dug in.
I made the soup, which was a slightly modified version of Davida’s Butternut Squash Sweet Potato soup. I’m actually still enjoying it days later, which you’d know if you follow me on Instagram.
Dinner was, of course, turkey, with a side of potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce. There was also stuffing, but I was only allowed a spoonful of that cuz it was mainly butter (i.e. all the dairy). We spent some time playing around with my friend’s new camera for pics of dinner, but clearly I need a lot of work, cuz this was the best shot I got. If anyone asks though, I’m blaming the blurriness on the hunger shakes 😉
Finally, came the dessert. This was another pumpkin creation from my kitchen. This was my first time attempting them and I decided to use my friends as taste testers. The response was positive, but I’m still not ecstatic about them, so it’s back to the drawing board. But here’s a pic anyway.
Can you guess what it is? Hint: It’s supposed to be a copycat recipe with a twist.
Pumpkin Pancake Loaf
And finally, the pumpkin pancake loaf recipe. I first made this pumpkin pancake loaf last November and I’ve been craving it since I cracked open my first can of pumpkin last month. I think I mentioned in a post last week that my pancakes have always been terrible. Although I rectified that with these peanut butter ‘brownie’ pancakes, this pumpkin pancake loaf will always have a special place in my heart. Why? Because it yields fluffy pancakes with less than half the work. What’s not to love?
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ tbsp pumpkin spice
- Optional mixins: chocolate chips, walnuts, pumpkin & sunflower seeds plus extra for garnishing
- Maple syrup for topping
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and pumpkin spice and whisk until well blended.
- In another bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, oil and milk and mix well.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring gently.
- Fold in half of the chocolate chips and other mix ins.
- Pour the mixture into a loaf tin and top with remaining chocolate chips and seeds.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
What about you?
Have you ever tried baking a pancake loaf before? Did you love it or hate it? What did you do for thanksgiving weekend?
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Lucilia Mizerani says
I’m so going to try this!! I love to bake healthy numnums!!
I do too! It just feels so good to bake something that tastes yummy but is still good for you 😀
Tell me how it goes!
Sara F says
Sounds delicious! I’ll definitely try this soon!
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Awesome! Let me know how it turns out Sara! 😀
Look at you spoiling us w/ so much good food. I love how simple & delicious the pancake loaf looks
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Meredith N. says
Oh my goodness, that pumpkin pancake loaf looks amazing. I have some extra pumpkin puree and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it…found it!
this looks delicious! 🙂 YUM
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I’ve never tried a pancake loaf before. My husband makes great pancakes so I’m a bit spoiled 🙂 This recipe looks great, so I may just have to divert from my usual routine and try a loaf!
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Giselle Rochford says
Lucky you! No one in my family has any sort of finesse with pancakes so the loaf is my go-to whenever I’ve got a craving lol
So excited to try this. It looks so good. Thanks for sharing!
Pancake loaf? I didn’t even know this was a thing! Clearly I will have to quality test the concept by eating one.
Kimchi Cakes says
Wow that looks sooooo delicious! ^_^
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Yum! That looks amazing. I’ve been so into pumpkin recipes lately, so I’ll have to save this one!
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Erin @ The Almond Eater says
Your photos are legit making me drool! Beautiful. And the loaf doesn’t sound too bad either 😉
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Giselle Rochford says
haha thanks Erin 🙂
Wow can’t wait to try that pumpkin pancake loaf! So creative!
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
This would have been PERFECT for me back in the day before I learned how to flip pancakes. So uhm… up until about 2 months ago 😆 True story! I completely gave up eating pancakes when I moved out from home because the whole flipping process was way too stressful. But pancakes in a pan?! That I can do! Love it 😀
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Giselle Rochford says
I actually eat pancakes more now than I did at home cuz everyone in my family is worse with the spatula than I am 😳
Pancakes in a pan are my jam now lol
G, do you think I could swap out the flour for coconut or almond flour?
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Giselle Rochford says
I haven’t tried it, so don’t take my word for it! But, I’d say to try increasing the almond flour to 2 cups, maybe even 2 1/2 cups and add another egg. Then cross your fingers and hope it works 😉
Let me know how it turns out if you try it!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
Yum! All your eats look so good. I love how simple the pumpkin loaf is. Simple equals beautiful. 🙂
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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
You had me at pancake, no you had me at pumpkin. Whatever. Looks yummy!!
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Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine says
I love the idea of baking pancakes into a loaf! I’ve done the opposite- cooked banana bread batter as pancakes. Ahh, Thanksgiving! American one is just around the corner. Looks like you and your friends put together a wonderful meal.
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ahh you just combined my favorites! i did this last week with flapjacked. it’s so amazing!! Looks perfect