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Pumpkin Pancakes

By now, I guess you know my fascination with everything pumpkin. I could eat in every day in every possible way! So it makes all the sense in the world for me to make pumpkin pancakes. But I won’t budge on my no white sugar, no white flour rule. It took me a couple tries. The first attempt was kind of a major failure texture-wise, even though the taste was wonderful. The second attempt, well, here was the result:

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So, here you go:

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 egg and 1 egg white, beaten a bit

2 T oats, raw

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2 tsp Truvia (or agave syrup)

1 tsp each vanilla and pumpkin spice

Pinch baking soda and pinch salt

1 T ground flax seed

Heat cast iron pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients in small bowl

Pour thick batter into pan. I divided mine in three pancakes.

Cook on medium heat until firm enough to turn over. Turn them over and cook another two minutes or so.

I ate them plain, just like that. But I bet they would be yummy with syrup and walnuts, or applesauce…

For the three pancakes: 201 calories, 9 g of great fat, 17 g carbs, 14 g protein and 3 g fiber. Not bad!

Barb’s Skinny Muffin

There have been many versions of this skinny muffin floating around the internet lately. The original had a bit too much fat in my eyes, even though it was good fat.  So for whatever it’s worth, here is my version.  I love it!  It keeps me full a long time and makes my tummy happy.

1/4 cup ground flax seed (easily ground in a coffee maker)

2 egg whites

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup grated carrots

1 T sliced almonds

1 packet Stevia (use raw honey if you don’t like Stevia)

Put it all in a microwavable mug and mix well. Microwave for 90 seconds. Voila!

242 great for you calories, 14 g of fat that brings your metabolism up, 18 g of energy carbohydrates, 14 g of lean muscle building protein and 7 g of awesome fiber.

You are welcome!

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