This morning I used some of the fresh pumpkin puree in some pancakes for the little chirrens and the never knew what hit them. The remarked on how delicious the pancakes were.....hahahah. The joke is on them because, pumpkin in technically a vegetable and as we all know, "Vegetables are not good for boys."
Anyway, I put 2 tbsp of pumpkin in with 3/4 cup of Fiber One pancake mix and enough water to make a thickish batter. Then added 1/2 tsp vanilla, a tsp sugar, a dash of cinnamon, and mixed well. Then, they were cooked on an electric griddle thingie until bubbly on the one side, then flipped. It took a little longer than normal, but worth the effort. Of course drowning them in maple syrup sort of negates any healthy benefit, but at least there was a bit more FIBER and VITAMINS than there would have been if I had not put in the pumpkin.
Now I just gotta figure out how to get it into some other things without them knowing. Spaghetti sauce? Biscuits? Oh the possibilities!!!!!