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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

October 18, 2015

Add some spice to your regular ole’ breakfasts with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They’re entirely gluten-free, made from oat flour and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. You will fall head over heels for these fluffy and spicy and pancakes!

Add some spice to your regular ole' breakfasts with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They're entirely gluten-free, made from oat flour and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. You will fall head over heels for these fluffy and spicy and pancakes!As I get older, my mind is continuously blown by the kindness and generosity of humanity. Meanwhile, I am perpetually astounded by people’s lack of empathy when it comes to other people’s feelings. We are capable of so much good, yet a small majority would rather be a year-round grinch than make somebody’s day.

Of course, this stems from an incident which just occurred and unlucky for you, I have a blog that I plan to use to vent.

As some of you know, C and I are fostering a dog for the year. If you know Rhett, you know how sweet, kind and cuddly he is. He’s a walking teddy bear. Unfortunately the pooch isn’t feeling so hot but we went out for a walk anyway.

As we were meandering around the park, he walked by another dog who looked to be friendly. I mean this is what dog’s do, make friends with other dogs (or sniff their butts- but you get the point). As he approached, the dog’s owner starts yelling “get your dog away from mine” and yanks her dog away from Rhett and I. We walk in the other direction, having done nothing but walk through a public park but somehow we managed to ruin her day.

Add some spice to your regular ole' breakfasts with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They're entirely gluten-free, made from oat flour and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. You will fall head over heels for these fluffy and spicy and pancakes!The funny thing is that while we seemingly are terrible creatures for having walked around a public park, she made the choice to attempt to ruin our day. Fortunately we’re tougher than that 😉

One thing I’ve learned is that you really can’t know or understand other people’s circumstances. I have no idea if something terrible happened to her dog that morning or if she was feeling under the weather. What I do know is that I had a sick puppy on hand but regardless, we planned to make the most of our day.

As I become slightly wiser I realize how much power we have to influence other people. A simple smile or acknowledgment can quite simply make somebody’s day.

Add some spice to your regular ole' breakfasts with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They're entirely gluten-free, made from oat flour and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. You will fall head over heels for these fluffy and spicy and pancakes!To me, it’s such an obvious choice. If you can choose good, choose good. But if you’re just not up for it, don’t drag down everybody else around you.

One of the main pieces of good that you guys bring to my life is when you comment saying that you loved or enjoyed a recipe. I know it can be intimidating to comment publicly, but even an email or a message actually has the ability to turn my mood around in an instant.

I especially love how much you guys like my fluffy oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes, because they really are a staple breakfast recipe in my home. Knowing that you and your friends and family might be enjoying them on a Saturday morning too brings more light to my life than you can imagine.

So today I’m hoping this pumpkin chocolate chip version does the same for you. The originals are bomb, and the seasonal pumpkin version might possibly be even better. All I ask is that if you enjoy them, you pass it on. Buy someone’s coffee, give someone a compliment, even a smile! But for god’s sake, don’t yell at a dog 😉

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour (ground up oats)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T maple syrup + more for topping, if desired
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips)
  • coconut oil for pan

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine oat flour, baking powder, sea salt and pumpkin spice
  2. In a separate bowl combine pumpkin, almond milk, egg, vanilla extract and 1 T maple syrup.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. If batter is too thick add in a bit more almond milk.
  6. Spray or melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  7. Add a 1/3 cup of batter to form pancakes.
  8. Cook until all bubbles have popped (about 3 mins) & flip over for 1 min. Repeat until all batter is used.
  9. Serve warm with maple syrup, nut butter or preserves.

Add some spice to your regular ole' breakfasts with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They're entirely gluten-free, made from oat flour and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. You will fall head over heels for these fluffy and spicy and pancakes!Tell me a happy/nice story! I’m in need of a little more faith in humanity 😉

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  • Reply
    ann
    October 18, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Dogs at times are much more intelligent than humans. I am sure that her dog was embarrassed and gave an apologetic wink to Rhett. I hope he feels better soon.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      He’s feeling much better now, thank you! I bet that dog was totally embarrassed too.

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    Kristina
    October 18, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Sorry to hear about that. But as you said, you never know what happened earlier that day to that person, still that is no way to react. Great breakfast idea!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      I’m learning to be far more excepting of people’s bad moods because like I said, you just never know. But sometimes it’s just hard to shake!

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    She Rocks Fitness
    October 18, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Drooling and I want to face plant right into that stack of pancakes…HA! DELISH!

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    The Wandercooks
    October 18, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Poor puppy! Hmm a good story… Well firstly those photos are ridiculously drool worthy and I feel like crumbs will drop on the floor if I tip my phone upside-down! Back to the story… On the road in Albania a few weeks ago we saw an older gentleman waiting with a pink handbag for his wife to come back from the toilet. He held the bag out on her return then wouldn’t give it back until she gave him a kiss. She did, then grabbed her bag and wacked him with it before they walked away hand in hand. Gorgeous!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Aw that’s such a cute/funny story!!! I hope it was a playful hit haha. Also so cool you were in Albania!

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    Chelsey
    October 18, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    These look INCREDIBLE and seem so easy! 100% making next weekend for brunch! Genius, as always! XO

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 19, 2015 at 8:18 am

      SO EASY! I’ve legit made these or a waffle version of these for the last 3 Saturdays!

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        Cheekygrrl
        March 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm

        Yes, def WAFFLES! I suck at making pancakes.

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    rachel @ athletic avocado
    October 19, 2015 at 7:20 am

    ill gladly make this and pass on the kindness to someone else by sharing them 🙂

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    October 19, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    The other day on the bus, I gave up my seat for a woman who looked a little bit older than me. When the person next to her got up, she saved the seat next to hear and waved me over to take it. This was before I poured my coffee all over myself, but I did feel good that we had both done nice things for each other that day :).

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    October 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    People can be serious cranky pants!

    Maybe she just needed a batch of these pancakes to cheer her up. 😉

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    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    October 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Owning (or fostering a dog) really sheds light on just how miserable some people are. I can’t count the number of horrible run-ins I’ve had with unfriendly people at dog parks or just walking down the street. Fortunately, our fluffy friends make life so much better in so many other ways that it’s 100% worth the occasional negative comment from a stranger.

    Hope Rhett is feeling better, and I can’t wait to make these drool-worthy pancakes!!

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    Lulu
    November 16, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I am SO upset after trying to make these!!! The batter was so thick I added more almond milk as instructed. It took almost an extra 5 cups to even make it thin enough to be pancake batter. I followed the recipe exactly, so I don’t understand. When they were cooking, it took forever (like 15 min. each side!) to even brown. When they finally looked done, and I cut into them, the outside was so hard (like the crust on a loaf of Italian bread!), but the inside was not even cooked!!! Inside was like liquid/batter consistency. I can’t imagine why these did not cook inside, but the outside was completely cooked?!? Did anyone else have this terrible experience with this recipe? I rarely ever have a recipe fail. But this one was major!!! 🙁

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      Lulu
      November 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Also, I used the exact ingredients specified (oat flour, almond milk, pumpkin puree, etc.). So I cannot fathom what went wrong?

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        Davida Kugelmass
        November 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

        Hi Lulu. I’m sorry to hear about your troubles. The only thing I could imagine made it go wrong was adding 5 extra cups of milk. The pancake batter should be thick even with a bit additional milk. It is not thin like crepe batter. Too thick would be so thick you can’t stir it. I’ve made these many many times without any issues so it must have been the milk that threw them off. Otherwise they wouldn’t have needed 15 mins to cook. Hope you have better luck next time!

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    Brooke
    March 4, 2016 at 5:20 am

    How much sugar should you use if you’re substituting that for the maple syrup? (I just really hate maple syrup.)

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    katie
    July 17, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    These look delicious! I tried your pecan pie ball recipe, and everyone I brought them to LOVED them. THANK you for sharing your recipes!! 🙂

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    Cassie
    November 6, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Yeah, you’re bound to run into rude people every now and then. Sometimes I remember that people can have a bad day, but I give them no excuse to be snappy towards others! UGH. :\ I’m glad you and C are over it. Anyways, these pancakes look like a dream that I couldn’t get over! I will have to try these pancakes ASAP–will have to omit the egg or substitute with a flax egg!

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