Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pumpkin Pancakes

Happy Halloween! We started out our holiday with some festive pumpkin pancakes and boy does it smell like fall in here! These contain the perfect blend of spices and warm you up on a chilly morning. Serve them with hot maple syrup (pure is best) and a dallop of whipped cream (we made ours look like Jack-O-Lanterns) for a fantastic fall or festive breakfast!

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups flour
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling...we prefer Libby's) 
1 egg
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp vinegar

Mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Set aside. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/3 cup for each pancake. The batter is thick, so you may need to spread it out with the back of a spoon. Brown on both sides and serve hot with pure maple syrup. 

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