Thursday, May 23, 2013 | By: Rita Hutcheson-Cobbs

Gluten-Free Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes and Muffins with Recipe...

 Celebrating summer and school being out has been our theme this week. Monday, we made homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal. Tuesday, we had strawberry yogurt, bananas, and homemade granola. It was time for something a bit more don't you think. So...out came the pancakes...then I thought what about a few muffins for later...

 The pancakes came out golden brown and absolutely fantastic. They are light and fluffy, tasty and filling PLUS the greatest part!!! Each one of these babies are only 3 points for each pancake which is 1/4 cups of batter...I had 3 of them and that's not bad for a great way to start the day!!!

 The muffins are also 1/4 cup of batter which makes them 3 points also. The other part about this recipe is there is no added fat to the gluten free baking mix. You can even pop in a banana if your family barks about not wanting them in their daily intake. I do it all the time and never tell them. Fruits and Vegetables are free foods, good for you too. I add chopped apples when a recipe calls for chopped onions...keep that in mind when you are cooking...

Now for the recipe...

Gluten-Free Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes and Muffins Recipe
1 pancake or muffin = 3 Weight Watchers Points

1 15ounce can of Pumpkin Puree
1 box of Hodgson-Mill Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
1 4ounce natural apple sauce cup
1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar (optional, or sweet to taste)
1 teaspoon real vanilla flavoring
4 cups fat free milk

Mix all ingredients together in an electric mixer.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter into a skillet sprayed with cooking spray.
Cook pancakes until golden brown on both sides...
For muffins, place 1/4 cup of batter in each muffin cup sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 400 degrees until a tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean,
about 25 minutes.

Local honey is very good with these or fat free cream cheese. 
However, regardless of what you add, remember to add the extra points...

** Consider replacing oil when baking with a 4 ounce cup of apple sauce, unsweetened or natural.
*** Why not add a diet lemon lime soda instead of eggs and oil when baking...I do...
but I do add real vanilla flavoring...it a so very good!!

Hugs,
Rita

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