tasty tuesday: pumpkin pancakes

Some days it's just not your day.  And you have three epic recipe fails in a row.  
Let's just say that last Sunday was not my day.  It was a very humbling experience to have so many catastrophes in the kitchen....and looking back on it, I can finally see the humour in it.  Pumpkin pancakes were one of these fails, and I actually made 3 different batches until I was finally happy with the end result!

So, I now present to you....pumpkin pancakes!  These are delicious, cozy, and are absolute perfection on a crisp Fall morning.

I've been trying not to overload you guys too much on pumpkin and apple recipes, but I have stopped resisting...so be prepared!  And let us know in the comments if there are any recipes in particular you'd like to see.

In the meantime, you should probably make these for breakfast tomorrow, or lunch, or supper....or heck, just for a snack!  You can always stick them in the fridge for the next day, or pop them in the freezer for later.

Pumpkin Pancakes
adapted from: allrecipes.com
yields: about 12 pancakes

1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp brown sugar (packed)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground allspice
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

[optional]: 1 cup chocolate chips (or chopped pecans)

1)  In a large bowl, mix together milk, pumpkin, egg, oilk and vinegar.
2)  In a small bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, allspice, cinnamon and salt.
3)  Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just mixed.
4)  Heat a greased frying pan (or griddle) over medium high heat.
5)  Pour batter onto the pan, flipping when bubbles appear on one side.  Brown both sides, and serve hot.*

*I used a 1/4 cup to ladle out the batter, and then used the back of a large spoon to spread out the batter a bit.  

And you don't need to grease your pan/griddle after every pancake.  Do it before you start, and then again every 3 to 4 pancakes (or whenever you notice them start to stick!).  Not greasing your pan will give you nicer, more even colouring on your pancakes!

Also, it's a good idea to cut open the first one or two you do to make sure they're not gummy inside.  If they are, just turn down your burner/griddle slightly.

Oh yes, I topped them with chopped pecans and they were perfection!

Now go!  Make pancakes!

p.s. ♥ kelsey


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