Perfect Pumpkin Pancake for One

On Halloween, I observed as fellow teenagers gorged themselves on candy the way a zombie devours the finest flesh. The following day, I felt like the only human being walking through the halls amidst a mob of zombies, drifting slowly from class to class, sporting gray bags under the eyes and lifelessly opening leftover candy bars. Needless to say, I was totally awake and ready to learn on Friday. My secret? Well, there’s really two parts to it: 1) go to bed long before the witching hour and 2) don’t eat junk food. For several years now I have avoided the typical Halloween candy that’s packed with sugar and made with ingredients I can’t pronounce. Frankly, some of those candies are the scariest thing about Halloween.

Avoiding candy doesn’t have to mean avoiding sweet foods, however. I felt like a little not-so-naughty treat for breakfast on Friday, as a healthier alternative to the candy most other kids would be snacking on. Chocolate yogurt raisins would do the trick! In honor of fall, I chose to add pumpkin to my concoction. The real magic happened when I topped it all off with pure maple syrup. Melty chocolate, nutritious dried fruit, hearty pumpkin and sweet maple syrup all combined to form the perfect guilt-free day-after-Halloween pancake! With whole grain fiber, this pancake kept me awake and satisfied throughout the day, unlike certain candy-guzzling zombies who kept returning to the kitchen for more and more candy that afternoon.

Do you want a delicious and nutritious breakfast? Do you love the flavors of fall? Go ahead and make this pancake. Guaranteed to fuel you for a day of vigorous zombie-fighting!

Perfect Pumpkin Pancake for One

pumpkin pancake for one with chocolate yogurt raisins and cranberries


pancake batter

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp egg (I used egg substitute)
  • 1 tsp pure organic maple syrup
  • 3 tbls nonfat milk
  • 3 tbls Libby’s Pure Pumpkin puree
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 2 tbls Sunmaid brand dark chocolate yogurt raisins
  • 1 tbl dried cranberries


  • additional maple syrup to taste


Spray a small pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir. Add egg, 1 tsp maple syrup, pumpkin puree and milk. Mix well. Stir in the yogurt raisins and cranberries.

Pour batter into pan over medium heat. Cook pancake for a few minutes. Flip and cook the other side.

Remove from heat. Top with maple syrup.

chocolate yogurt raisin cranberry pumpkin pancake for one

Eating like a human never tasted so delicious!

You Might Also Like:

Single-Serve Gingerbread Pancake

another bad photo of gingerbread pancake


3 responses

  1. The recipe doesn’t seem to be attached!

    Rebecca (:

  2. I never thought of the candy ingredients as the scariest part of Halloween, but you have a point!

What Do You Think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Etrange et Insolite

Ici tout est bizarre !


The Official SMBAS Online Newsletter - - - - - SMBAS, P.O. Box 35, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


with lesser words

indahs: dive, travel & photography

cities - cultures - ocean - marine life


Art, Poetry, Thoughts, Photos I've taken and Random things that inspire me.

Underwater University

Teaching about fish in the ocean

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.


poetry by j matthew waters

Fictional Kevin

Cigar Fueled Creative Writing

Rantings of an Amateur Chef - What works, and what doesn't!


Because bare nails are boring.


reflections on a passing life


blog of a manicure addict


Food Innovator, Clean Eater, Recipe Sharer. My kitchen is small but mighty.

%d bloggers like this: