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Early Morning Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Puffy Pumpkin Pancakes

(Family Features) - Mmm...hot breakfast on a cold morning. There's nothing like eating something warm and satisfying to start the day off right. Since February is Hot Breakfast Month, I thought I'd share some delicious - and nutritious - breakfast ideas to help you warm up your mornings.

My secret ingredient? Pumpkin! Not only does pumpkin add great flavor, it's also an excellent low-calorie and low-fat source of Vitamin A, and fiber in every 1/2 cup serving. That's good nutrition in every bite!

These easy-to-make pumpkin pancakes are a beautiful golden color and their puffiness makes them fun to eat. Pumpkin adds just the right touch of flavor and moistness to make these pancakes a new family favorite.

Pumpkin and maple team up to make everyday oatmeal a real treat. It's quick and easy to make, and it will fill you up and keep you satisfied all morning.

If you like warm breads or muffins in the morning, try pumpkin variations like:

  • Pumpkin Nut Bread
  • Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
  • Pumpkin Maple Biscuits

For these and more get-up-and-go recipes with the power of pumpkin, visit www.verybestbaking.com/Libbys.

Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.

Early Morning Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon light pancake or maple syrup

Preparation
    1. COOK oatmeal according to package directions. Place in bowl. Top with pumpkin and syrup.

Calories: 180g     Total Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 0mg     Protein: 6g
Carbohydrates: 36g     Sodium: 55mg

Serves
Makes 1 serving

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Tip: Serve with milk, if desired.

Puffy Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients
  • 2 cups complete pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Light pancake syrup, if desired

Preparation
    1. COMBINE pancake mix, water and pumpkin in medium bowl. Stir just until moistened. Batter may be lumpy.
    2. HEAT griddle or large skillet over medium heat; spray with nonstick spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle; cook until batter bubbles begin to burst. Turn and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with syrup.

Calories: 170g     Total Fat: 1.5g
Cholesterol: 5mg     Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 34g     Sodium: 480mg

Serves
Makes 6 servings, about 12 pancakes total

SOURCE: Nestlé USA, Inc.



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