Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Pancakes

I have always loved pancakes. My mom used to make them a lot when I was a kid. I especially loved her homemade maple syrup! It was so delicious! When mom visited just over a year ago, she brought her secret ingredients just so she could make a batch when she made breakfast for the kids.

Here's a couple of recipes for fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes that are irresistible! IHOP has nothing on me!! The pumpkin flavor is very subtle and the cinnamon is the perfect addition. Pair this with your favorite maple syrup, sausage and a cup of coffee and you'll be craving these throughout the autumn months!!

I made them for breakfast and heard, "These are really delicious!" Even my pickiest eaters loved them. The plate was wiped out within a few minutes. Try them, you'll be glad you did!!

Quick and Easy:
2 cups complete pancake mix (the ones where only water is added)

1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup pumpkin
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Combine pancake mix, water and pumpkin in medium bowl. Stir just until moistened. Don't overmix, batter should be smooth, but some lumps are okay. Spray griddle with nonstick spray or you can use melted butter. Heat over medium heat.

Cook on each side 1-2 minutes...until golden on each side. They'll have just a slight orangey color and will be very fluffy.

From Scratch recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1-3/4 cups milk
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup cooking oil

In a large bowl combine flour and other dry ingredients. In a medium bowl combine eggs and remaining ingredients. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until slightly lumpy.
Heat a lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook until golden on each side.

*For some extra spice, add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon

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