#CartonSmart Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

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When it comes to cooking and baking, let’s think outside of the box for a moment. Instead of getting your ingredients out of a can… why not get them from a carton? Better yet, why not get them out of a carton that is made from 70% paper, a renewable resource, from selectively harvested, re-grown trees. That’s exactly what Tetra Pak® cartons are. Carton’s of pantry food for those who enjoy healthy living and a greener lifestyle.

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Why Tetra Pak Cartons?

  • Tetra Pak® cartons are made of 70% paper, a renewable resource, from selectively harvested, re-grown trees that are FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council)
  • Cartons use 1/3 of the packaging compared to cans.
  • Cartons are space saving, easy to store and open. No can opener needed.
  • The unique packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients of food without the use of preservatives. Product quality is exactly the way it was intended to be.
  • Recycleable which results in 60% less landfill waste than cans.
  • Cartons are re-closable so you can use what you need and save the rest.

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I was sent three Tetra Pak® cartons:

  • Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • Pacific Foods Organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Simply Stock

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I have not had a chance to use the Pacific Foods chicken stock or cranberry sauce, but I plan on making oatmeal squares with the cranberry. I did use the Pacific Foods pumpkin puree to make pumpkin pancakes though and I only used half of the carton. It was easy to seal up and I was able to use the second half a day later to make more pancakes. It was so convenient! I did love that these ingredients are organic.

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Pumpkin Pancakes:

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe


  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups of Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 large eggs (I used 4 because they were small) or you can substitute applesauce.
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup to 2 cups of milk (depending on how thick or thin you like your batter) I use almond milk or coconut milk.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Make Your Pumpkin Pancakes!

I beat this all together and slowly added the milk because I am very picky about how thick my batter is. I love thick batter and can not get my pancakes to turn out if I use thinner batter. I just add little by little until it’s perfect for me.

Once it’s all mixed, I made the pancakes.

Maple Syrup or Icing?

We tried the pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup and with icing. If you love icing like we all do… grab a bowl, fill it up with powdered sugar and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Then 1 tablespoon at a time of milk until the icing is thick and will slowly pour off of a spoon. Once you drizzle it on your hot pancakes, it will thin out a bit.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Be #CartonSmart!

If your still hosting any Christmas dinners or if you’ll be putting on a a fancy New Years Eve dinner… be #CartonSmart. Replace one of your ingredients with one of your favorite products packaged in Tetra Pak carton. You’ll be surprised at how many of your favorite products come in a carton!

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  1. These look amazing!!! I can’t wait to give them a try!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE pancakes in any form!! yummy!

  3. Those sound delicious, thanks for the recipe! I’ve been trying to branch out with breakfast foods.

  4. I buy stock in cartons all the time, but I didn’t even know you could get pumpkin purée or jellied cranberry in cartons!

  5. Mmmmm… those pancakes look tasty. I love the TetraPaks! So smart all the way around!

  6. Just a couple months ago I found these products and love them. The idea of food in a carton is so much more pleasing than food from a can (in my opinion).

  7. Those pancakes look AWESOME! I like when I can use a product that is better for the environment as well.

  8. I’m not a big fan of wholewheat products but I’m loving the look of those pancakes. I love organic products but have never heard of this brand before will have to check and see if I find it at my local Whole Foods.

  9. My kids would love these! They love flavored pancakes for breakfast and as snacks!

  10. Those pancakes look scrumptious. I’m sure my kids would enjoy them!

  11. Love the infograph! I never thought these things about Tetra Pak before. Your pumpkin pancakes look delicious!

  12. Your pancakes look delicious and I love that you used whole wheat flour in them. I have tried that carton pumpkin before and it was great!

  13. I will ABSOLUTELY buy from this company when they are making a HUGE investment in making their products easy to use, high quality, healthier AND better for the environment! We need more companies like this!

  14. Oh my goodness, these sounds so yummy. And I love that these products are recyclable… how cool that the company thought about that!

  15. I love Pacific’s products and those pumpkin pancakes look amazing.

  16. That looks good. Great info on cartons and boxes!

  17. Yum I love pumpkin anything and these look wonderful! I’ll be giving them a try!

  18. Yum! I love pumpkin but have never had pumpkin pancakes before.

  19. You cannot go wrong with pancakes!

  20. What a great combination of flavors! I love making pancakes and I’ll add this one to my recipe book!

  21. what a yummy idea! i saw some of these cartons at the store today. actually grabbed a cranberry sauce

  22. That looks amazing! I am definitely going to try this.

  23. That packaging is awesome and all the food looks amazing!

  24. Yummy, that sounds like a delicious recipe with a healthy spin. I love pumpkin pancakes, but we are trying to eat healthier. This would be a very nice Saturday morning treat.

  25. Pumpkin pancakes are my favorite fall breakfast food, can’t wait to try a new recipe

  26. Danielle – these look delicious especially the icing on the top! I like that these ingredients are organic. Sounds like a wonderful recipe!

  27. Yum! Those sound absolutely delicious.

  28. I buy this brand over the others whenever possible. I like the products, but the packaging is my biggest motivator.

  29. Yum! Those pancakes look delish. I love how healthy they sound.

  30. Those sound pretty incredible and I am so very interested in buying more carton products now that I read about it. I have only found soup stock so far!

  31. Of course all your food look and sound delicious. I also like the fact that you were able to be creative with your container choices. It i good to think of the world in all we do, even food packaging.

  32. Tried to sell this to my hubby but he just wouldn`t bite.
    I think it looks awesome but I`m not too sure about the icing on pancakes.
    My teeth sing just looking at it.
    Is there a strong pumpkin smell on them when they are baking. ( my question mark button is broken)

  33. Brandi Dawn says:

    Oh yummy! This is such a great idea! And it is giving me even more yummy pancake ideas…we love pancakes in my house.

  34. These look amazing! Makes me miss the wheat days!

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