Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes

Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes are delicious for breakfast or brunch and get a healthy boost with Barlean’s Digestive Blend.
Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes

Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

#RecipeMakeover  with the redone healthy recipes and a #Giveaway continues today. For my offering I have made a healthy breakfast treat of Powerhouse Pumpkin  Pancakes with Barlean’s Digestive Blend and also Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil.

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I was happy to have had an extra can of pumpkin puree hiding in the back of my pantry for this, but I see they still have it in the stores nearby. This recipe adapts an older published recipe I put up years ago at Zaar- albeit that one used Bisquick  as part of it. For this recipe, I subbed out the Bisquick with flour, baking powder and salt,  and used buttermilk to provide that element.

The Barlean’s Digestive Blend is a mixture of ground flax seed, chia, coconut, pumpkin and quinoa. It cooks up readily into the pancake batter and has a mild pumpkin aroma. The Butter Flavored Coconut Oil is really nice because it carries no odor of coconut at all,  which I  know some  people don’t like in their coconut oil as that aroma doesn’t always work. You don’t have to worry about that here.
Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes
Join me tomorrow when I finish up #RecipeMakeover Week (and the giveaway continues!) with my recipe for Greek Cauli-Rice, which is a mock rice pilaf using ground cauliflower, so it’s very low carb.

Make sure you scroll down to participate in the product giveaway and see the other recipes participating bloggers are sharing (by clicking the froggy link to be taken to the linky party page).
Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes

Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes

  • Servings: 3-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes
Makes about 10 (5-inch)  pancakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Barlean’s Digestive Blend
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder (may use extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs or 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons  Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil, melted and cooled
  • 2-1/2 cups buttermilk or kefir


  1. Stir together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add wet ingredients for the batter (not the whipped cream or maple syrup) and stir to  mix.
  3. Pour half cup batter onto a lightly oiled griddle and cook several minutes on each side until   browned.
  4. Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Powerhouse Pumpkin Pancakes
Disclosure: I received samples of Barlean’s Digestive Blend and Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut oil products that were used in the preparation of this recipe. The recipe and all opinions about the product are my own.

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