Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pumpkin Pancakes

Technically, these aren't baked, but I thought everyone might like to see them anyway. I had some leftover pumpkin from my soft pumpkin cookies recipe and decided I wanted to try something new. After a quick search through the internet, I found a recipe for pumpkin pancakes I thought I would give a try. Now normally I would choose waffles over pancakes any time, but the waffles recipe was more complicated and I didn't have some of the ingredients on hand. So pancakes it was!

Ingredients
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
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

In a large bowl combine flour and other dry ingredients. In a second 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. For each pancake pour 1/4 cup batter onto griddle. Cook until golden; turn when tops are bubbly and edges are slightly dry (1 to 2 minutes per side).


Pumpkin Pancakes by freshfromthe.com

I used soy milk instead of regular milk and also put in the optional cinnamon, which I would highly recommend because I'm thinking they might have been kind of bland without it.

Dry ingredients.                                 Wet ingredients.

Mix them together and you get...

On the "griddle"...
Pumpkin Pancakes by freshfromthe.com
See how that one is all bubbly? That's when you want to flip it.


Pumpkin Pancakes by freshfromthe.com
Some eaten, the rest in a heaping pile. Definitely not for one person to eat alone, but they are easily stored and reheated!

As a little side anecdote, not five minutes after I made these, I sat down to watch a rerun of Gilmore Girls on the Soap Network and in the opening scene Luke walked in and said he had just made, you guessed, it, pumpkin pancakes! What! How crazy is that?

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