Pumpkin Pancakes

November 8th, 2010
I have been fixated with all things Thanksgiving this month.  The flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin are to me the ultimate November flavor.  We eat sensible breakfasts on most days of the week, but on Sunday morning I like to make something special.  I have a griddle on my stove which I love.  When we have lots of company I always make pancakes because it is easy to turn them out in a hurry.

My basic pancake recipe was one from Martha Stewart, but there was something missing.  My pancakes never turned out fat and fluffy.  But my blogging buddy Sam of My Carolina Kitchen came to the rescue.  She posted her favorite pancake recipe here and I compared it to the Martha Stewart recipe.  The major difference was in the amount of baking powder.  Sam’s recipe used twice as much.  I tried her recipe and the pancakes were fantastic.  Plus she tells you how to make your own pancake mix and has a dynamite recipe for blueberry sauce.

With pumpkin and cinnamon on my mind, I adapted her basic ingredients into delicious pumpkin pancakes.  They were great.

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of cloves and nutmeg

1 cup milk
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons melted butter

Combine dry ingredients and mix well.  Beat together the milk, pumpkin and beaten egg.  Add melted butter.  Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and stir until well combined.  Do not worry about lumps.  Add a little more milk if batter is too thick.  Grease skillet and when it is hot add scoops of batter to skillet.  Cook until bubbly on one side and flip pancakes.  Cook until underside is browned.

My next post will be from sunny Florida.  We could not resist having a fire in the kitchen fireplace before we left.  I will miss my kitchen.

16 responses to “Pumpkin Pancakes”

  1. JoAnn says:

    I will definitely try these pumpkin pancakes! I’m trying to make them more from scrach these days instead of the box mix.
    I would really miss that fireplace too! Wish I had one in my Wisconsin kitchen!!

    I also printed off your cranberry apple crisp to try for Thanksgiving also.

    Enjoy the warmer weather.

  2. This is definitely the season for pumpkin in everything.

  3. racheld says:

    I think a Tupperware of pumpkin-in-progress is going to be as ubiquitous in my fridge as the ones of Alpo (also in progress) and three kinds of pickles.

    See you from Florida!

  4. Lynda says:

    Pumpkin in anything is good I think. Love these pancakes! They are a favorite in my family.

  5. That sounds wonderful Penny! Have a safe trip home..

  6. Yummy!!! Those look so much more delicious than the banana and peanut butter I just had for breakfast. Wishing you an easy & safe travel down south! – Lara

  7. Big Dude says:

    Nothing like a little fire to cook by. I’ve been wanting to try pumpkin pancakes and yours sound delicious. Have a safe trip.

  8. Donnie says:

    Well come on down and enjoy those fabulous pancakes here in sunny (chilly) Florida. Have a safe trip.

  9. Thanks for the nice shout out Penny. I really appreciate it and I’m so glad you like the pancake mix. I LOVE your idea of adding pumpkin. I will definitely give it a try.

    How can you leave that wonderful kitchen at Lake Lure with the pretty fireplace? South Florida was 49 this morning, but it’s warmed up quickly.

    Travel safely and we look forward to hearing that you’ve arrived in the sunny south.

  10. Susan says:

    Nice pancakes Penny, and I love your stove and griddle. Drive safely. We could have used that fireplace down here this morning…The rest of the week will be very pleasant though.

  11. Looks good. You know, I have never made pancakes before in my life. These may end up being my first.

  12. Rita says:

    What an origal way to use up that pumpkin. I just love your fireplace; looks so cozy.

  13. Pondside says:

    I’ve used the same tried-and-true recipe for pancakes for over 30 years – this recipe might persuade me to break away and go wild!

  14. Lyla says:

    These are going to be our supper tonight. We have a very busy day, and I have some pumpkin leftover from making and freezing pumpkin rolls. Along with your prescribed sausage, these pancakes are just the ticket. They look delicious and take a lot of work. I have a wonderful,big, new electric frying pan that will do a bunch up quickly. (And I have and love Ina’s new cookbook–another thanks to you.) Safe trip!

  15. Rosabela says:

    Penny, I can just smell these pancakes from your kitchen. Nothing more wonderful than the scent of cinnamon filling up the house. Looking forward to reading your next post from Florida. 🙂

  16. Barbara says:

    Perfect post to end your summer sojourn with, Penny!
    Welcome back to Florida!

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