Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 74.1
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.7 mg
  • Sodium: 182.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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Introduction

These moist pancakes are lightly spiced for the palate of my young child. If you like a bit more pizzazz, you can increase the spices or add others. Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice both work nicely here. These moist pancakes are lightly spiced for the palate of my young child. If you like a bit more pizzazz, you can increase the spices or add others. Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice both work nicely here.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
    4 tsp baking pwder
    1 tsp baking soda
    .5 tsp ground nutmeg
    .5 tsp ground ginger
    .25 cup brown sugar
    1 egg yolk
    2 cups skim milk
    1 cup canned pumpkin
    3 Tbsp apple butter
    3 egg whites


Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolk, pumpkin, brown sugar, and apple butter. Stir in milk until well-blended.

3. All at once, add milk mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

4. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until light and fluffy (you can use a fork, whisk, or electric beater for this). Fold egg whites into batter.

5. Ladle batter by 1/4 cup amounts onto a preheated nonstick griddle lightly sprayed with cooking spray, Cook until evenly browned on both sides.

Recipe makes 20 pancakes (when the 1/4 cup measure is used).

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    We really liked these. Didn't have pastry flour, so just used regular whole wheat. Took a bit of time to prepare, but worth the effort! - 3/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Made these and came out good. They freeze well also. - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I just made these this morning and did use apple sauce instead of apple butter. Not sure the nutrition change yet, but it was tasty. My 3 1/2 year old son ate 2.5 of them with a little light whipped cream, cinnamon and walnuts! Thanks for this recipe. - 11/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    these pancakes are delicious and they make the whole house smell heavenly! My family topped them with fat-free vanilla yogurt and canned peaches. yummy - 11/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    My kids loved these so much, they ate them plain! I enjoyed them also, and I am not a pancake person. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. - 12/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made these pancakes with canned sweet potato instead. I made 10 large ones, froze them in a tupperware with small sheets of wax paper between them for easy separation, and ate one this a.m., microwaved with apple butter and a sliced banana. That's about 340 calories. My husband loved them too! - 7/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made them per instruction the first time but the flavor needed to be amped up a bit. So I added 1 tsp of cinnamon, another 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, and a 1/4 cup more pumpkin. I didn't have apple butter but had sweet potato butter. Fantastic! With the added pumpkin, it made 22 pancakes. - 11/17/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Wow! I made this for my family for Saturday morning breakfast and the yummy smells woke them up and they stumbled down the stairs to see what i was making. even my hubby liked it, and he's super picky! i would definately make this again. - 11/14/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Yes, you could use applesauce instead of apple butter, but then you would REALLY have to increase the spices because apple butter has lots of spice already in it. Apple jelly is something entirely different -- I would not recommend trying that at all. - 11/10/09

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I just made these and they were great! I added 1t of salt and 1 T of vanilla extract to the batter..I also didn't have apple butter so it was omitted. One word of caution...its better to make them smaller v. bigger, I made a few that weren't cooked in the middle. Great recipe! - 11/27/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Loved these, and I do not eat pancakes as a rule. Husband had 3, I had one. I cooled the other 17 on a wire rack and think one of these will be a much better substitution for toast and butter. These I can eat without adding anything. Great recipe....I also added cinnamon. - 10/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These were really good - exactly what I'm craving on a cool fall morning! Of course, I had to add cinnamon to recipe, but didn't modify anything else. Thanks for sharing! - 10/31/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was a special treat for me! I already had an open can of pumpkin, so I decided to try them. They were very good! I think next time I will add even more spices. I froze the leftovers in hopes of a quick meal. Thank you for sharing!!! - 11/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    these were delishious! I even flubbed up on how to put recipe together and it was still incredible. I served w/ homemade apple butter on top w/ pressurized whip topping and walnuts. Yummo - 10/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are the greatest pancakes I have ever made!!!!! I didn't have whole wheat flour so I just used regular but they were still super tasty!! Can't wait to make again with the whole wheat! They're sure to be even better! - 10/13/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I had to omit the apple butter, since I didn't have any on hand, and use soy milk, since that's what I had. I doubled the spices, and added a smidge of cloves and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and they turned out really good! Be sure to keep them small, otherwise, the middle can still be uncooked. - 7/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    these pancakes are soooo yummy! I substituted organic WW flour for the pastry and used cinnamon instead of ginger, almond milk instead of regular and they were absolutely yummy!!!! So light and fluffy. I also was able to make 30 out of this batch by making them smaller and froze them... - 11/14/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    A bit of real maple syrup makes the flavor of these come alive! I used roasted pumpkin, not canned, and normal whole wheat flour since I couldn't find it in pastry flour. Nice texture and tasty. I have them in the freezer. - 9/21/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made these this morning. Used regular WW flour and added roasted pumpkin puree. I might add more spices next time but very good! - 1/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely amazing! Substituted splenda b.sugar, egg beaters, applesauce and doubled the spices! We had 17 kids (no school/home daycare) so I made a triple batch hoping to have some to freeze, but only ended up with about 7 to freeze & had to cut them off! Topped with light whipped cream! YUMMY!!!! - 11/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved them... They are a little heavier, but still very filling so you don't eat as much. The Fam even said "Gee you don't need syrup"!!! Next time I'll make all the batter and try freezing them, never frozen pancakes before. - 12/13/09

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  • Good
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Quite good, but I substitute whole milk to avoid the additive in skim milk that increases LDL. - 11/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Already a family favorite! Have made this recipe for Sunday breakfast a couple of times. My extremely picky 8 yr old loved these and even requested them for his birthday breakfast. The only changes I made were to use .25 tsp of the spices instead of .50 tsp, also added .25 tsp of cinnamon. - 10/17/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will have to play with the spices some since I went for applesauce and not apple butter. I may put more pumpkin in next time. - 10/12/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband really like these pancakes! I added walnuts to part of the batter for me...really liked them. Forgot to buy apple butter, so used regular butter...think it made a difference...will definitely remember apple butter next time. Also added cinnamon per others suggestions. - 10/11/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    can use 1 whole egg & .25 c of egg substitute; unsalted butter in place of apple butter - 11/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used regular whole wheat flour because I did not have pastry flour. Also used regular milk (2%) versus skim milk (did not have skim on hand). These were supurb! This recipe makes a large batch of pancakes so I have some freezing for later (which is excellent!). Everyone in my family loved them! - 9/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THESE NOT ONLY LOOK GREAT....YHEY TASTE BETTER THAN ANY PANCAKES I'VE HAD BEFORE! - 9/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WONDERFUL! I really liked this because it doesn't have the "traditional" pumpkin spices of allspice or cloves which I don't like. This is the first pumpkin item I've ever liked! There's a "hint" of the nutmeg and ginger - not overpowering. I loved them! - 2/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very nice! Added 1 tsp. of nutmeg and cinnamon. Used Fat Free milk. Used 2 Tbsp Turbinado brown sugar and 2 Tbsp Blue Agave to lower glycemic index. Cook on lower heat then regular pancakes as they will burn. - 1/17/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made only 1/4th of the recipe because it was just for me. I also did not have apple butter but I did not add anything else besides some pumpkin pie spice. I thought this was pretty good. I love pumpkin! Cooks darker but tastes great! - 1/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were good pancakes. I wish you'd put down how high to set the stove on to cook, mine burnt. ): I had to use regular all-purpose flour and applesauce. I think it was just a tad bland, but I still have some batter left over that I can add some cinnamon to or I might try a little more ginger. - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved these - and all the comments were helpful. I would increase the spices although maybe my ginger was old. Pumpkin pie spice sounds like a great idea. We ate them with apple butter on top.

    I'm also curious about making the batter up the night before and frying in the a.m. - ??
    - 11/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used whole wheat flour rather than w.w.pastry flour and 1 cup eggbeaters in lieu of 1 yolk + 3 whites. Turned out fabulous! Had maple flavored bacon on the side. Best pancakes my Dad and I have ever had! Thank YOU! - 11/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUM! Lite and fluffy. Will increase apple butter and spices a bit next time to increase flavor and may add cinnamon. I always eat my pancakes with yogurt, but took the suggestion of topping with peaches and it was the perfect addition. Wonderful! - 11/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! I've frozen pancakes before, so I don't see any problems freezing any leftovers...IF you have any! To Sarahtyc, apple butter is readily available, look for it by the jams & jellies. I will probably add more spice like cinnamon. Any ideas for leftover egg yolks, hate to waste! - 11/10/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love pumkin.. I use splenda instead of sugar!! - 11/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    FANTASTIC!!!!! We just had them at our Men's Club Holloween Brk'fst. The little kids (and some of the OLD kids) were returning 2 & 3 times for more. It's a hit. It's a new tradition. THNX AAANNE - 10/31/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have apple butter so I used apple jelly but I can't imagine it made that big of a difference in taste. My daughter didn't like them at all, and my son and I thought they were just o.k. Not much taste although I put apple jelly on mine and that wasn't bad at all. - 10/30/09

    Reply from CD1086014 (10/31/09)
    As the description states, these are lightly spiced. If you like a stronger seasonal flavor, just increase the spices to taste.


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  • OMG, these pancakes were so good!!!! - 1/18/21

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 1/5/21

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  • Very Good
    lovely pumpkin flavor for the family! - 10/30/20

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  • thanks for sharing! - 10/9/20

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  • looks good - 10/8/20

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  • Very Good
    Sinfully good! Takes a while to prepare, so this was a weekend project. - 10/8/20

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  • Incredible!
    Yum - whole wheat flour works in just about any pancake recipe I think. Thanks for the seasonal idea. - 10/8/20

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  • Good
    Yummy - 10/8/20

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  • Very Good
    Ok - 10/8/20

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  • Incredible!
    YUMMY - 10/8/20

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  • Incredible!
    What a great recipe. I don't like pumpkin, so subbed in applesauce, a little less amount. - 10/8/20

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  • This sound really good, I am going to have to try them - 10/8/20

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  • Incredible!
    divine - 10/8/20

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  • Incredible!
    Yum, pumpkin is almost always good, and we like healthy. - 5/25/20

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  • Great - 5/15/20

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  • Thanks for sharing. - 11/4/19

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  • nice - 11/4/19

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  • Good
    I used regular wholewheat flour and multigrain flour and they turned out alright. I also made these smaller in size so that i could flip them over with ease. A keeper - 10/9/19

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  • I love making pancakes - 10/8/19

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  • Not a pancake person, but do like pumpkin - 10/8/19

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  • looks delicious - 10/8/19

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  • GREAT - 10/8/19

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  • Oh my this looks amazing - 10/8/19

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  • Incredible!
    Great! Easy and tasty. Love the comments with all the good suggestions for toppings! - 3/30/19

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  • Incredible!
    These are delicious. I made these and froze them between parchment paper. I just grab one and head to work. - 11/7/18

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  • Very Good
    great - 10/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very flavorful. I served them with fresh berries! Loved them! - 10/12/18

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  • Very Good
    Yum! If I can make ahead will be great! - 10/9/18

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  • Very Good
    My wife made these the other day and they were awesome! - 10/8/18

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  • Great fall recipe - 10/8/18

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  • Interesting - 10/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very good! - 10/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    I used white whole wheat flour and pumpkin pie spice. I will make this again. - 10/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    Pure taste of Autumn!!! Thanks! - 10/8/18

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  • Yummy pancakes! - 10/8/18

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  • yummy - 5/5/18

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  • Sounds yummy. - 2/28/18

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  • Added the spices to my own recipe, still wonderful! - 12/3/17

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  • Very Good
    I really like this recipe - better than iHop's! - 10/12/17

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  • Sound delicious! I'm going to try these this weekend. - 10/12/17

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  • I made these and enjoyed. There is so much with pumpkin that I do not enjoy - 10/9/17

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  • Looks similar to a recipe I have. Will try it out. - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    Very Good pancakes. - 10/8/17

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  • I need to make these as soon as I get some pumpkin. - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    These are incredible and worth the prep time. - 10/8/17

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  • love the fall flavors
    - 10/8/17

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  • Very Good
    Yummy - 10/8/17

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  • nice - 10/8/17

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  • seasonal! - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    These are really good. this is a keeper. - 10/8/17

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  • yummy - 10/8/17

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  • yummy - 10/8/17

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  • can you use apple sauce also or in stead of apple butter - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    yummy! - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    These whole wheat pumpkin spice pancakes are absolutely delicious! Yummy! - 10/8/17

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  • Im not much on pumpkin, but the grandkids liked them. - 10/8/17

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  • Good
    Husband liked them, Im not a pancake fan..but did one plain and it was good with my green tea as sort of a cake or cookie..seems like a lot of sodium - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    These whole wheat pumpkin spice pancakes are absolutely delicious!! They were a big hit!! :-):-) - 10/8/17

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  • These turned out well but do take some time to do. - 10/8/17

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  • This sounds so good!! - 10/8/17

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