It’s October and it is time. Pumpkin.
Hold on to your hats. I’ll be all up in your grill with peppermint and chocolate for Christmas before you know it.
Pumpkin. Don’t fight it.
Sweet. Soft. Cake-like. Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Chips. A-mazing.
Pumpkin Pie Bars. Nuts. Oats. Spices… and Butterscotch chips, for good measure.
Again with the Pumpkin Cookies. They’re that good. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Now… Pumpkin Pancakes sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream. Lovely Fall weekend breakfast. Inspires weekend napping. What could be better?
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
adapted from Martha Stewart
makes 14-18 small pancakes
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of ground cloves
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
Whisk together flours, salt, spices, sugar and baking powder in a medium sized bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, pumpkin and vegetable oil or melted butter.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Don’t worry if you have a few lumps. You don’t want to over beat the batter, it’ll produce tough pancakes.
Let the batter sit for 10 minutes while you heat the skillet. Over low-medium heat melt a tablespoon of butter or vegetable oil . Once skillet is hot, spoon a heaping 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake into the skillet. When pancake starts to bubble slightly, carefully flip over.
Once browned and cooked through place pancakes on a oven proof plate and place in the oven set at 200 degrees F to keep warm while the rest of the pancakes are cooked.
Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar.. or maple syrup. Delicious!