Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Good afternoon!

This morning after sleeping in a little bit (9am, my teenage self would not be impressed), I woke up with a serious hankering for pancakes. I have been seeing pumpkin pancakes around a lot, and I had some pumpkin sitting in the fridge that I haven’t really been using lately. I thought I’d try my hand at making my own little cakes full of the pumpkin goodness.

I googled around for recipes, but I wanted pumpkin oatmeal pancakes with minimal ingredients and I had a hard time finding the perfect recipe for me. In the end, I decided to do my own thing and hope for the best.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes

They turned out really well, and I was impressed with my handiwork. They were delicious.

I am not a cook by any means, but I find pancakes really hard to mess up. Here is the recipe I ended up using:

Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients together, pour onto skillet and cook a la regular pancakes. Makes about 6 decent-sized, thick, pancakes.

I only had a little bit of maple syrup left, so I topped one of my pancakes with that, and then the other two with Nutella.

Yumminess

This made me wish I had actually put Nutella in the mix! I loved the chocolately flavour. So good. Ah well, next time.

Though I am now a fan of pumpkin, I found that I couldn’t really taste the pumpkin at all in these, but it added a smooth and fluffy texture that I was a big fan of.

Workout

After breakfast, I leisured for a bit, completed a few chores around the house, cuddled with this little ball of cuteness…

Winnie Kitty

And then hit up the gym!

I debated going for a run outside, but I wasn’t really feeling it. Since that is pretty much the only form of cardio I’ve been doing lately, I thought I’d switch it up and use the arc trainer at my gym.

I actually really enjoy the arc trainer. I feel like it’s a better workout than the elliptical (just my opinion, I don’t know if that’s true), and not as boring as the treadmill. I also can read a little bit, so I spent most of my 40 minutes on the arc trainer reading magazines and catching up on my celebrity gossip.

Before the arc trainer I did the 20 minute fit fix, which consists of 9 machines designed to work every muscle group in your body in a short amount of time. Perfect if you are trying to squeeze your workout in. I hadn’t done the fit fix since last year around this time, and my weight has increased quite a bit! I love being able to notice a difference in my strength. It is motivating.

And then I stretched. A lot. My muscles have been feeling really tight this week, particularly my calves. I gave them some much-needed love and attention.

I was very sweaty afterwards.

Gym Mirror Self Portrait

I love going to the gym on Saturday (once I get there). I feel refreshed and ready to take on the weekend! In particular, ready to take on some all-you-can-eat sushi action and my friend Sherrie’s going away party – both on the agenda for tonight! πŸ™‚

Enjoy your Saturday!

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13 responses to “Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

  1. It’s a fact that Nutella makes everything better. I’m pretty sure it’s scientific and in a book somewhere. πŸ™‚

  2. I really enjoy the arc trainer too! It’s a different motion than ellipticals and can definitely be challenging
    Yes please to this recipe, now you know to add nutella in the mix next time… as I will be doing when I try out this recipe πŸ™‚

  3. I was actually thinking of attempting pumpkin pancakes today but didn’t…so thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh I need to get stuff to make pancakes…I keep seeing them on so many blogs and it’s making me crave them! Winnie is so precious :). Hope you’re having a good night!

  5. mmmmm nutella … anything is good with nutella!

  6. I have a hard time getting to the gym on Saturdays, but I am always super happy and proud of myself when I do.

    Nutella = Awesome πŸ™‚

  7. Mmmm, nutella on pumpkin pancakes. That sounds like an awesome flavour combination and I really want to make them! Pancakes are so easy and delicious.
    And I find it funny that 9AM is considered “sleeping in” for me too. When I was younger, I could sleep in until noon without even trying!
    Awwww, kitty πŸ˜€

  8. You’re a genius. I frequently have pumpkin pancakes, but never topped with nutella!
    Thank you, now I know what I’m making for dinner:)

  9. I love looking at that BIC band and knowing I made it all possible.

    πŸ˜‰

  10. I love pancakes and Nutella! Though I’m not sold on the pumpkin still.
    Awe, snuggles with Winnie kitty. As I write this Marbles is trying to have some 4am snuggles with Mark. So far it’s not working so well, but she is stil cute.
    I’m sorry to say but I’m going to kinda suck for our run, but I’ll try my best. I haven’t been able to get out a lot.

  11. Mhmm! I love pancakes and these look soo good! πŸ™‚

  12. Melissa Peleikis

    Hey Girly,
    Can you discuss healthy snacks? I am a big time snacker…like every night LOL I try to have veggie sticks and a bit of fruit when I can’t hold off but I thought you may have some better snaking ideas. Anyways just a selfish suggestion for your blog to benefit myself LOL