Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

 All the flavors of Fall!

Last night's "Breakfast for Dinner!"
 
Do you ever have "breakfast for dinner"?  Well, last night was one of those nights, and since I had some leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge, I thought it would be a good night to make some pancakes.  It turned out to be a great idea!  These Pumpkin Spice Pancakes were such a hit with the family!

Since it was a late dinner, I didn't think to make the Maple Butter Syrup, but I've had it before and it's the "icing on the cake".  Uh...PAN-cake, that is!

This recipe feeds a crowd and will be a perfect breakfast for your holiday company.  It'll make your family feel pretty special too!
 

Maple Butter Syrup with Pecans
 
1 cup Maple syrup
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
 
In 1-quart saucepan, heat syrup and butter until butter is melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in pecans (if desired).
 
Pumpkin Pancakes
 
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Dash of ginger
Dash of cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cup milk
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
 
Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 375'F.  Grease with shortening or vegetable oil, if necessary.
 
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt; stir to blend.  (You can substitute 1-2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.)
 
Place milk, pumpkin puree, eggs and oil in a separate bowl and whisk together well.  Pour into the flour mixture and stir until moistened.
 
For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot (but not too hot) griddle.  (You want the inside to cook without burning the outside.)
 
Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook other sides until golden brown.
 
Serve with warm Maple Butter Syrup, and add chopped pecans (or not).  Either way it's extremely delicious!  :)


"Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him." - 2 Corinthians 2:14
 

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