Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin and Pecan Pancakes




The best part about Fall is putting pumpkin puree in just about anything we make! Last Sunday, we decided to add some autumn flavors into our regular pancake batter and boy were we happy with the results. The pancakes were just as fluffy and light as our usual pancakes but with something special added to it. These pancakes are a perfect way to start or end your day. Pumpkin pancakes for dinner is perfectly acceptable this time of the year!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of flour

1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon on salt

1 egg
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/2 cups of milk
3 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree

1 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
Nonstick cooking spray
Maple syrup
Whipped Cream (optional)


Kitchen Essentials:
Stove
Microwave
Nonstick pan
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Mixing bowl
3 small bowls
Knife

Cutting board
Spatula
Whisk

Directions:
Begin adding the butter to a small bowl and heating for about 30 seconds in the microwave to melt. Set aside to cool. 


Chop the pecans and place in a small bowl. Set aside.

Measure out the wet ingredients: milk, egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract. Then, place in a small bowl. 

In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt and sugar. Using the whisk, quickly mix the dry ingredients to incorporate.


While whisking, slowly begin to add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk for about a minute to ensure that there are no lumps in the pancake batter. Lastly, add the chopped pecans and cooled melted butter and give it one quick stir. 

Place the nonstick pan over medium heat and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Make sure the pan is hot before you begin to cook the pancakes. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill it with pancake batter and pour it the middle of the nonstick pan. Let the batter cook for about a minute and you will begin to see bubbles form on the top. Using the spatula, gently slide it under the pancake and quickly flip. Allow the other side to cook. Remove the pancakes from the heat and stack them on a clean plate.  Repeat the process, spraying the nonstick pan with cooking spray each time. 

Serve the pancakes with a little bit of butter, whipped cream, maple syrup and some chopped pecans. Enjoy!





35 comments:

  1. Pumpkin really does add something special to the morning pancakes. I love the flavor of pancakes too, which always leaves me think why I only enjoy pumpkin in the fall.

    Velva

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  2. I love pumpkin and pecans together. These look perfect for a fall morning breakfast!

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  3. I could devour this pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yum!! Need to crack open a can of pumpkin today :)

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  4. Mm..yummy! They look so amazing and soooo tempting!

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  5. So much better than plain ol' pancakes! What a terrific breakfast.

    PS...you asked about a pumpkin I had in pictures on Thursday's post...it's actually made of wood :)

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    1. Would have never though that is was made from wood... Thanks

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  6. I like your rules! These sound amazing and I certainly could eat them any time of the day or night - especially since I now know they're quite legal! :)

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  7. I think this is what i will do with some pumpkin puree that i have left after making some bread. Thanks for the idea :)

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  8. Ive been craving pumpkin pancakes, yours look great!

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  9. This is a VERY creative idea! I actually had never tried pancakes with pumpkin in it! Definitely feeling fall and would love to enjoy the pumpkin season to the fullest! :)

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    1. Thanks Nami... Your kids will love them

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  10. What perfectly lovely fall flavors! Love the idea of using pumpkin purée in pancake batter! Thanks for posting yet another fabulous recipe!

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  11. Wonderful! Your pancakes looks very tempting. I love those flavors.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. Dear Cristy, Pumpkin pancakes certainly is perfectly acceptable for breakfast or dinner. I would love it. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  13. These look phenomenal! Pinned- need to try them!!

    xx Kait

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  14. Fantástica receta, tomo nota. Felicidades por estos maravillosos pancakes... :-)

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  15. These pancakes look awesome! I absolutely love your turkey placemats/runner! :)

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