Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pumpkin pancakes for my love

Hello Sweets!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, do you have fun plans for the weekend?  As I told you yesterday my other half is coming to visit me today EEEKK!!  Actually he should  be here within the hour so I need to type quickly lol.  I have a fun filled weekend planned for the two of us, first stop I will be taking him to the Belmont Haunted Corn Maze, this is something I've done with friends for years (I'll write a mini blog tomorrow night so you can see some pics).  Then we're off to the drive-in on Saturday!  I know what you're thinking "drive-in in October??? must be cold!", but it's not too bad when you bring a blanket to keep you warm plus because it's so late in the season it won't be as busy :)

So in trying to be the super organized freak that I am, I prepped my pancake batter this afternoon to have on hand for the next few days (in case of late nights!).  I promised you all that I would have step by step pictures and a recipe, well get ready for your tummy to growl because we are going on a pancake adventure!!   I know what you're thinking, who gets this excited about cooking?  This girl does especially when it's for Nathan <3  

Pumpkin Pancakes (recipe adapted from
1 1/4 c all purpose flour
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch of allspice (or clove)
1 c low fat milk
6 tbs canned pumpkin puree
2 tbs melted butter
1 egg

1)  Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt in a bowl

2)  In a separate bowl whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, melted butter, and egg.

 3)  Fold mixture into dry ingredients.

4)  Spray or grease a skillet and heat over medium heat; pour in 1/4 c of batter for each pancake.   These are very hearty pancakes, batter is not as runny as regular pancakes.

5)  Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side.  Serve with butter and syrup.  Makes about 6 6" pancakes

Of course I had to make one....for you guys to see, certainly not for me to eat hahaha!  They turned out great!  I always use a recipe as a guideline only as I always use more spices since I love robust flavors.  The pancake embodies all the things that make you think of fall, and the smell is spectacular!  I chose to use allspice instead of cloves because that is what I had on hand, and the smell screams fall to me which is probably why I added more than the recipe called for.  Try the recipe and let me know what you guys think!!  And if you change or add anything let me know because I love tweaking an already great recipe :)

Stay sweet,

Jennifer xoxoxo


  1. Awesome!! I wish I liked pumpkin more, seems to be trending this fall :). Have fun with Nathan!! <3

  2. Looks great! Can't wait to try these.

    1. I hope you enjoyed them Anne! They are a hearty pancake but perfect for fall or winter mornings :)