The world knows it by now… I love Fall with my whole heart. I was just telling my husband that I feel like all is right in my world when the leaves start to turn colors and the air cools down. Every day feels like a dream come true to me in the Fall. As L.M. Montgomery says, I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
If you read my Fall Bucket List, then you already know this, but every year we have a party to celebrate Fall. We just recently had our Happy Fall party, and good grief, I wish we could do that every single day of the entire season. This Happy Fall party may have been my favorite so far. We played festive music, drank our own homemade pumpkin spiced coffee, and had an absolute FEAST. Every year it’s a little bit different, but with some similarities. This year’s feast was pumpkin oat pancakes with toasted pecans, maple syrup, and maple glazed apples. All God’s people said… AMEN.
These pumpkin oat pancakes were unlike any other oat pancakes I have ever made. They were seriously the fluffiest and most filling pancakes we have had in quite some time. They also held together like no other oat pancakes I have made. If you like pancakes, but need to actually feel full, these are for you!
The best part, besides the fact that my husband absolutely loved them, is that I ate 3 of them and didn’t feel one bit guilty! They are entirely clean and I’d confidently label them healthy! Now, if you want to add chocolate chips to yours, that’s on you!
While these are absolutely simple to make, I do want to mention a couple of things. First of all, the measurement for oats is after you grind them in the food processor. The amounts are different, so just make sure you measure the amount of oat flour, not oats. (If you buy your oat flour pre-ground, just measure straight from the bag).
Also, the batter is quite thick. Do not think you missed something! It is supposed to be that way! You will simply want to spread it out a little each time you drop a fourth cup of patter into the pan! Otherwise, you will end up with very tiny but very thick pancakes!
Finally, you can add pecans, chocolate chips, or even craisins to these to spice it up!
Whatever you do, do it with a smile on your face and with warmth in your heart. Savor every aroma and embrace the moments of this beautiful season. Oh, and enjoy every single bite of these pumpkin oat pancakes.