Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pumpkin Pancakes

I woke up early this morning and really wanted breakfast but when I eat breakfast before Makayla is up on the weekends she gets super whiny and makes me sit in the kitchen while she eats, so it's best to just wait. While I was waiting, I decided to peruse Pinterest to see if I had anything delicious pinned that I wanted for breakfast. Well my breakfast board had these pumpkin pancakes that I pinned last fall and never got around to making. It just so happened that I had 26,000 pounds of frozen pumpkin puree from last years highly bountiful crop that I needed to start using. Perfect!

So when I went to make them I misread the recipe and ended up adding in 3 tsp salt instead of 1/4 tsp. Well that would have been awfully salty, even for me. So I dumped out the mix and only then realized that that was the last of my flour. I was all excited for pumpkin pancakes and now it looked like I was SOL. I perused my pantry and found the box of Bisquick- my usual pancake mix. So, I decided to wing it and make my own recipe for pumpkin pancakes. 

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups Bisquick 
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
Approximately 1/2 cup milk (enough to make it pancake batter consistency)

Mix all ingredients together until reasonably smooth. Pour on to buttered griddle and cook. Flip and cook other side. Put more butter on them, top with syrup, eat. Rejoice! 

They were quick, easy and delightfully pumpkiny. Enjoy!

P.S.- in case you don't have pumpkin pie spice on hand (McCormick sells a commercial version) here's the blend I made last year.

3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Mix all spice together, store in a little jar. Use for all things pumpkin.