Pancakes have always been one of most favorite breakfast dishes! I remember little k and I used to get up extra early to make big and fluffy ones for any special occasion possible... Mother's/Father's days, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving... you name it! We always found that there was something extra delicious to our pancakes when served this way. And so now, even when I make them on a random Sunday morning, they keep that memory lingering in them that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I knew I had try a pumpkin version of them for this series and I happy to say that the results were amazing! I was worried that they might be too sweet for my liking but they weren't at all. They had just a hint pumpkin which was complemented nicely by the syrup. Even better, I had some left over batter which I saved in a tuppr-wear... and Monday night pancakes for dinner because hubs was working late happened! So if you have a hubs that works late hours sometimes too, try treating yourself to some lovely pancakes for dinner and I bet you won't be too bothered when indulging yourself in some sweet syrupy goodness!
Martha Stewart Recipe, makes 8-10, 6" pancakes
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tbsp. canned pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- pinch of ground cloves
- In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, nutmeg, and ground cloves. Make sure to mix well and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, canned pumpkin puree, melted butter, and egg. Mix until smooth.
- Add the pumpkin mixture into the dry mixture and blend until thick and smooth. This pancake batter is surprisingly thicker than normal.
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a skillet to make 6" pancake. You can choose to make them smaller but I personally prefer the big ones!
- When pancake starts to turn golden brown and bubbling at the edges it's time to flip it!
- Stack them high and serve them with your favorite toppings... I favorite is just simple old butter and syrup... enjoy!
***Today I am thankful for pancakes... slightly golden, crunchy, and oh so sweet!***