Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wholewheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes with Dates Syrup

Sometimes it so happens that me and the kid play till 12.00 am into the night and it mostly happens on Friday ~ the happiness that the next two days are holidays and the thought that we have two whole days to spend quality time together clings to both of us and its just non-stop playing. And once we fall asleep, it takes a big deal to wake us up... And waking for breakfast is generally out of question... Its usually a simple brunch for Saturdays and Sundays.

Lazy me, I usually make a simple toast with sunny side up egg for me and scrambled eggs with toast for the huss. But these days, I prefer trying something new, something that is simple and something that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.. like these pancakes. They are soft, moist and fluffy that you will never believe that all you need is simple, pantry staple ingredients. And if you are out of pumpkin puree or if it is not in season, then replace it with other fruit purees like strawberry, banana, dates or fruits of choice.

The batter is easy to whip up~ measure, whisk, pour and your breakfast is ready. I prefer making them healthy and so I use whole wheat flour or atta. But you can use all purpose flour too. I however prefer the wheat version, it gives that nuttiness which makes a difference. Serving it with the dates syrup gives enough sweetness and so you can even skip adding the sugar.

Soft, moist, fluffy pancakes with sweet dates syrup
~*What U Need*~
Whole wheat flour - 2/3 cup
Quick cooking oats - 1/3 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - a dash
Egg - 1
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp
Pumpkin puree - 1/3 cup + 2 tbsps
Buttermilk - 1 1/3 cup
Sugar - 2-3 tbsps (optional)

Dates syrup:
Water - 1/4 cup
Dates - 10, pitted

How I Made it:
In a bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. In another bowl, whisk egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla together.

Add the buttermilk and sugar and beat well. Slowly combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Fold gently.

Heat a griddle, pour 1/4 cup of batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until bubbly then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. To make the dates syrup, soak the pitted dates in warm water for 10 mins. Blend to a smooth syrup.

Serve the pancakes warm with honey and dates syrup.

** My Notes:
** You can skip the egg and make it eggless
** Since I served it with dates syrup and honey, I skipped the sugar.
** You can add some chocolate chips or walnuts too.
** You can replace the buttermilk with skimmed milk or normal milk too.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Mmm....Delicious looking pancakes...

  2. Mouthwatering pancakes ....Love the date syrup too :)

  3. Yummy and delicious pancakes.

  4. Hi Vimitha, your pancakes look delicious and puffy. The dates syrup look interesting and awesome. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

  5. Looks like a grat way to use date syrup! Will try these with flax as we don't eat egg...

  6. Oh u r right..Friday night we too like to chil out and wake up late on Saturdays...this pancakes are best to whip up when u r running late...

  7. Fluffy & healthy pancakes..Delish bf dish..
    Prathima Rao
    Prathi Ruchi

  8. Delicious and yummy pancakes..

  9. Delicious and healthy pancakes. Excellent preparation.

  10. Soft and fluffy pancakes with dates syrup...double delicious!!

  11. Healthy and delicious pancakes.. Perfect for a hearty breakfast..

  12. delicious your date syrup...

  13. i need some pancakes now...sob sob sob

  14. yummy..syrup is very interesting.

  15. Fluffy and super prefect breakfast pancakes..That too with that healthy dates syrup..Inviting.

  16. these look gorgeous, perfect feast Vimitha!

  17. Vimitha, I love these pancakes, fluffy and light :)

  18. That sounds so much like our household!
    The oatmeal pancake with date syrup sounds very interesting. I have some pumpkin puree and I am gonna try this recipe of yours.

  19. Delicious pancakes! Tempting clicks! :)


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