Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes

It's that time of year when you start to see pumpkin recipes everywhere and I love it!  Ava adores pancakes and I thought these pancakes would be right up her alley and add a little fallishness to our breakfast.  She loves to cook and these are easy for her to mix and help out with.  She loved them and so did the rest of the family.

Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or more if you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (plus a little more to thin out batter if needed)
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar.  Mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. (Don't taste the batter now because it is not very yummy until it cooks.)  If the batter seems thick then add a little milk to thin it out so it is more the consistency of normal pancake batter
  4. Cook on a griddle or skillet until golden brown on both sides.  These take longer than normal pancakes to cook but are sooooo worth it.
  5. Serve warm with syrup and chopped walnuts.

This makes a lot of pancakes for our little family but they freeze or refrigerate well for later.

*Recipe adapted slightly from allrecipes.com