Monday, November 10, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes


Remember the huge can of pumpkin I purchased? From the same ginormous tin, I have made a veritable bounty of pumpkin goods: pumpkin scones, pumpkin chip muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Finally, after fearing that I may have overdone the pumpkin obsession, I had just a few tablespoons left and decided to make pumpkin spice pancakes for breakfast.

Of all things that I enjoy cooking and eating, I've never been able to master pancakes. Think of the big, fluffy perfect pancakes served at your favorite breakfast joint. Mine? Well, not usually so fluffy and perfect.

I spotted this perfect Martha Stewart-tweaked recipe on Baking and Books. I further tweaked the recipe by trading out and adding some spices. Though the pumpkin taste wasn't overwhelming, I was still happy to have made fluffy pancakes that almost look pretty! The house smelled wonderfully spicy and delicious.

Finally, thanks to Brea from The Boyd Team for giving me the Kreativ Blogger award. I feel so honored! Her blog is a playground of her adventures in remodeling her house, FANTASTIC shopping deals, and tips on saving money. She can cook, too! What a lady :) Thanks again!


Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Adapted from Martha Stewart and Baking & Books

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pumpin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 egg
Extra butter for cooking and serving the pancakes
maple syrup / confectioner's syrup

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Add wheat germ, nutmeg; and a pinch of ground cloves. In a separate bowl, stir together the milk, canned pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and the egg.

Fold mixture into dry ingredients. Melt some butter in a skillet over medium heat; pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side; serve with butter and syrup, or with confectioners sugar.

37 comments:

just me said...

wow, those look like wonderful pancakes!!!

That Girl said...

Your pancakes look so fluffy and perfect to me!

Nicole said...

I think they look fluffy and wonderful and perfect! I love pumpkin pancakes!

Snooky doodle said...

those pancakes look amazing to me. I love the mixture of spices too. so nice smelling :)

The Blonde Duck said...

They look great to me!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh. my. GOODNESS. the photograph of those pancakes is total food porn!! Love it :0)

Carmen Cooks said...

Yum, they look gorgeous! I have trouble making good pancakes too! I don't know what it is .. but I think I'll try again this weekend. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your pancakes look so yummy! I love pumpkin.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those look great ! I think you more than succeeded for a first time, they look perfect.

Birdie said...

The pancakes look so fluffy and nice! I love pumpkin and I'll bet these are perfectly delicious

Dani said...

now that is a dream :)

kat said...

I bet these smelled wonderful too! we did some with sweet potato & it seems pancakes hold up so well to these additions

Krysta said...

yummy... you should be proud of those pancakes!

diva said...

lovely looking pancakes! mmm..and congrats on getting Kreativ blogger :)

Hillary said...

I went to a pancake restaurant last night for dinner and tried a bite of my friend's pumpkin pancakes. They were delicious - I'll have to make them from your recipe!

Little Miss Contrary said...

Those pancakes look delish! Mr. Tall loves anything pumpkin but is for some inexplicable reason a skeptic on pumpkin pancakes. This looks like it should change his mind :]

Esi said...

Those are some nice looking pancakes! I too have tons of canned pumpkin left so keep the ideas coming!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What do you mean by "they almost look pretty"?! They do look pretty! And fat and fluffy and yummy!

Larissa said...

Those are so fluffy! Yum.

noble pig said...

I think you've mastered them...sounds delicious too. I love putting pumpkin in breakfast!

MaryBeth said...

They look perfect.

Bunny said...

I'm jealous of your pancakes, I couldn't make pancakes to save my life for years! Then my hubby came home with a griddle and I was able to make them with out burning them, it's a start anyway!! LOL!

Leslie said...

those are VERY fluffy and I love the money shot!

Grace said...

i'm fairly certain that there isn't any pancake in the world that i wouldn't love, as long as ample maple syrup was provided. excellent pumpkin use--minimal syrup required. :)

Maria said...

Great way to use up your pumpkin. I love pumpkin pancakes!

Anonymous said...

Made them this morning for my bride but used kosher salt which did not dissolve in the batter. Other wise they were excellent.

Dawn said...

Ohhh I made those this past weekend and they were so good. It was first batch. I have yet to post it though. Wasn't the smell amazing? So good with a hot cup of coffee.

cakewardrobe said...

Can I use them as my pillows?? Then eat them while I'm having sweet dreams?!

Laura said...

That looks sooo good. I love pumpkin and I love pancakes.

Sara said...

Your pancakes look delicious, I love anything with pumpkin in it.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

these look more than fine for me!

Emily said...

WOW! Those pancakes look fantastic. I love the first picture.

MrOrph said...

Those pancakes look great, are you kiddin' me? I like the idea of the pumpkin too.

Aggie said...

I recently tried pumpkin pancakes and loved them!! Yours look delish!

PaniniKathy said...

How great it would be to have these grilling away in the morning when you wake up! They look so incredibly fluffy and inviting. I should pass this along to my mom for when we go home for Thanksgiving :-)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love pumpkin pancakes oozing with maple syrup. Wish I could magically have those on my table right now!

Bren said...

i'm not to look to see if i already commented on these pancakes. if i did, it's okay b/c they deserve another accolade. you made them look so appealing like we should have no worry about calories and carb intake!