Who can resist pancakes? If getting the family together for breakfast is nearly impossible, make a special breakfast on a cozy weekend morning when hopefully, schedules are a bit more relaxed. These delightful pancakes can help.
Light and fluffy pancakes with the flavors of pumpkin pie will get the day started off right. Serve with warm maple syrup, and even some fresh whipped cream to send these yummy pancakes over the top.
Pancakes are considered a quick bread and as with other quick bread recipes, they should not be over-mixed. Stir the batter just until the dry ingredients are moistened. There may be some lumps, but that’s okay.
Transform those pumpkin pancakes into jack o-lantern pancakes by making a face with chocolate chips. Wait until the pancakes are almost ready to flip and then let the kids help place the chocolate chips on their pancakes. They’ll have a blast doing it and you’ll get some quality time with the kiddos. What could be better than that?
One last word, be sure to use pure maple syrup on these wonderful pancakes. Regular pancake syrup is okay in a pinch, but if you’re going to the trouble to make delicious pumpkin pancakes from scratch, top them with the real stuff. Not sure where to find the real deal? Reasor’s carries more than one brand of pure, delicious maple syrup.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- Pinch nutmeg
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- In a medium sized bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil, pumpkin, sugars, salt and vanilla; mix well.
- In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
- Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture and stir just until all ingredients are moistened. Do not over-mix.
- Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush with a little melted butter.
- Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour batter onto skillet. Cook until bubbles form all over pancakes and the edges look slightly puffed and dry. Flip the pancakes over and cook on other side until cooked through, another minute or so.
- If desired place finished pancakes in a warm oven until ready to serve.
- Serve with whipped cream and maple syrup, if desired.
Makes 4-6 servings
Visit the Pumpkin Patch
Take the kids to the pumpkin patch at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church for stories, face painting and lots of pumpkins of every shape and size. The Pumpkin Patch is located at 400 West New Orleans and is opened from 10a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m.- 7.p.m For more information, call them at (918) 455-1202.