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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Fayette County)
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jasper County)
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Pancakes


1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
¾ cup canned pumpkin puree
1¾ cups nonfat milk
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

3 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. In a large bowl combine flours, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice using a wire whisk.
  2. In another bowl combine pumpkin, milk, oil and eggs. Mix until smooth.
  3. Stir pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients, mixing until moistened.
  4. Spoon the batter onto a slightly greased, preheated skillet.
  5. Cook slowly until bubbles appear on top and bottom becomes golden brown.
  6. Turn pancakes and cook until other side is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm. Top with powdered sugar or pancake syrup.
Nutrition FactsServings per Recipe:
8 servings Amount Per ServingCalories 220Fat 8gSodium 320mgTotal carbohydrate 31gFiber 3gProtein 8g

Questions? Contact Jo Stine, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at jostine@illinois.edu

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