Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Butternut Squash Pancakes

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Look at the vibrant color of these pancakes.Thanks to the Butternut Squash Puree, it jazzes up an ordinary pancake and adds some sweetness too. My fussy kid actually looks forward to eating a few of  these delicious fluffy pancakes in the weekends. Yes, a simple creation that can be extremely rewarding to the taste buds and the moms of fussy kids, if you ask me. For this recipe, I had used the pancake mix but you may very well try making it from scratch by incorporating the puree in any of your classic pancake recipes.
If you are a pancake lover like me,stay put and check my version of  "Banana-Berry Pancakes" Or "Strawberry Topped Cocoa Pancakes" as well.
Ingredients( For ~7, 5" Pancakes):
  • 1-1/2 Cups Pancake Mix (I used Krusteaz "Light & Fluffy" Buttermilk Pancake Mix)
  • 1-1/4 Cups Skimmed Milk
  • 1 Cup Butternut Squash Puree
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • A pinch of Cardamom Powder (Optional)
To Make Butternut Squash Puree(Yields ~1-1/4 Cup Puree):
  • 2-1/4 Cups Butternut Squash chunks
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Water
    • Pressure cook the Butternut Squash chunks with a Tbsp of water until its fork tender.
    • Puree/Mash the cooked chunks while still warm. 
    • Mix all the ingredients - Pancake mix, Oil, Squash puree, Cardamom powder and milk - just until they are combined. Its okay for the batter to have lumps.
    • Heat a non-stick pan/griddle, grease with little oil and pour a ladle-ful of batter(4-5 Tbsp). Spread the batter until the pancake is about 5" in diameter. If using a non stick pan, swirl slightly.
    • Cook the pancakes for about a minute or so on a low-medium flame and turning only once.
    • Cook the other side for a minute.Repeat the above 2 steps for the remaining batter and stack the pancakes one above another to keep it warm.
    • Serve the warm stacked pancakes stacked with maple syrup.
    Makes  7, 5" pancakes.

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    1. Ciao carissima, la tua ricetta รจ meravigliosa!!! Complimenti un abbraccio

    2. Delicious and healthy the color.

    3. the pancakes look yum...adding squash and making it healthy!....too good!
      Smitha's Spicy Flavors

    4. Butternut squash pancake looks delicious.

    5. Hi Cool
      Pancakes look so inviting and wholesome. Mouthwatering creation.

      Hamaree Rasoi

    6. These look so're right the color is so vibrant. I tried making pumpkin waffles over the weekend and...let's just say I need more practice!

    7. who will not look forward to those yummy pancakes:)..lovely click..

    8. Nice twist to the usual pancakes, very catchy pancakes..

    9. Lovely pancakes wid nice color..nice brkfast..

    10. You've made me think that these are probably what I want to have for lunch! They look so fluffy and delicious.

    11. is it the mommy-ness in you that makes you whip up amazing healthy stuff like this?? if so Im be a horrible mom feeding my kid pizza and betty crocker pancake mixes :O

    12. Very innovative and healthy breakfast feast, CL. Love to try with this soon.

      Lite Bite

    13. Looks so cool and tempting healthy panckaes...Kids love it...

    14. Pancakes look super soft! And they are in perfect shapes to,bet it tasted great!

    15. Butternut squash pancakes looks yummy..Very tempting pictures.

    16. Hello, my name is Irina, I'm Russian but I live in Italy for many years, I'm always looking for new friends and new recipes from around the world. A pleasure to meet you and your blog. I sign up as your following, and if you want to reciprocate and follow of my blog, I'd be happy! A hug, and the recipes look. . .


    17. Pancakes looks super soft & yummy . perfect breakfast :)

    18. Yumm... love pancakes! The other rwo versions look great too...

    19. Those stack of pancakes are very inviting!


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