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Pumpkin Raisin Pancakes

Pumpkin and raisins are brimming with good nutrition in this twist

on classic pancakes. Each serving provides two-thirds of the calcium

in a glass of milk.

Makes 6 servings (3 pancakes per serving).

2 cups plain low-fat yogurt

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

12⁄3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup low-fat (1%) milk

2 tablespoons trans fat–free tub margarine, melted

1 large egg

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup California raisins

In a small bowl, mix the yogurt with 1/4 cup of the sugar. Set aside. In a large bowl,

combine 1 tablespoon of sugar with the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a medium bowl, combine the milk, margarine, egg, pumpkin, raisins, and

yogurt-sugar mixture, stirring well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry

ingredients in the large bowl. Stir until batter is moist and free of lumps.

Lightly coat a griddle or a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat

to low to medium heat. Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour the batter onto

the hot griddle. Cook until the bubbles begin to burst, then flip and

cook until golden brown.

Per serving: 302 calories; 57 grams carbohydrate; 2 grams fiber;

4 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 11 grams protein; 305 milligrams

sodium; 42 milligrams

Source: MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD.

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Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized and award-winning health and nutrition expert, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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