Monday, October 18, 2010

Bake For The Cure Baking Contest! Part 5-Pumpkin Pancakes!!



Wow, it's hard to believe we're already in the last week of the Bake For The Cure Baking Contest! I have personally really enjoyed the chance to try out a few new recipes, as well as make some old favorites :)
This week we decided to make the Pumpkin Pancakes in the BFTC Cookbook. Most of my family likes pumpkin pie, and with it being fall...Thanksgiving isn't too far away...it just seemed like a good recipe! I had back-up breakfast food in case it turned out to be a bomb, but, as it turned out, even the picky eater enjoyed these (and had seconds)! So, here's the recipe as it appears in the cookbook:

Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients:
1 cup All Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Spice Islands Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 teaspoon Argo Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Milk
1 Egg
1/3 cup Canned Pumpkin
2 tablespoons Mazola Vegetable Plus! Oil
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Spice Islands Bourbon Vanilla Extract


Directions:
Stir flour, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Combine milk, egg, pumpkin, oil, lemon juice and vanilla in a separate bowl. Beat with a whisk until smooth. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until just blended.
Heat large skillet or griddle on medium-high heat, adding a small amount of oil. Cook pancakes as normal.

Now, to personalize this recipe, I changed a couple things. First, I changed out regular imitation vanilla, instead of using bourbon vanilla extract. Second, I completely omitted the lemon juice. And third, (and best :) I added 1/2 cup chopped pecans to the batter before cooking.  Here are the pictures from our Pumpkin Pancake cooking experience:
Dry ingredients; liquid ingredients!

Stirred together and added pecans!!

Cooking...

Still cooking :)
A stack of pumpkin pancakes

Ahhh, ready to eat!

These were seriously a big hit with the family, and something I plan on making again! The kids also liked that these would make a great snack, even without the butter/syrup/normal pancake toppings. My oldest remarked that it almost tastes like Spice Bread. The pecans, of course, only made it better! 

Okay, it's that time again-COMMENT TIME!!! Please neighbors, I really appreciate all the help you've already been. But, we're in the last week now...we've turned the corner, and are headed down the home stretch, and can't afford to slow down. Please, please comment! Let me know if you've ever tried pumpkin pancakes before, or if they look like something you'd enjoy :)
Thanks neighbors!!!

51 comments:

Niecey said...

Oh gosh your recipes all sound amazing. I will have to print these off and give it a try. My kids want pancakes all the time and i get bored with the same recipe over and over.

Hope said...

Yum, these sound delicious! I will have to try it!

~SALLY~ said...

Wow! Never heard of these before...they look good!

Psalm 19:1 said...

They sound great!

Patricia said...

I have never ever tried Pumpkin Pancakes but these are so on my Breakfast list..I love the way you added pecans! and that last picture just tempts me..want one at this minute with a cup of milk-yum! :)

ksceviour said...

Hmm..not sure about these,,as I never tried pumpkin before..but sounds yummy !
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Shelly said...

We love pumpkin pancakes! I will have to try out your recipe since it is a little different than mine. Sometimes I throw in some chocolate chips to the batter and sometimes we smother them in honey butter instead of reg. butter.

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heather@actingbalanced.com said...

mmm... these look great!

twifanheather said...

I've never tried pumpkin pancakes before. They sound delicious!

Katie said...

Now I see what you are trying to do to me...make me hungry for breakfast! GREAT recipe and just in time for Fall!!! Thanks!

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

def adding these, YUM! we love pancakes!!

M and M said...

WHOA! I do not like Pumpkin so I would not like these but my sisters would:D

Anonymous said...

These would be good to try! Wanna make me some?!? :D

Amber said...

gotta try this!

janetfaye said...

I love Pancakes and I love Pumpkin so I am going to have to make these. I think they would be fun for Halloween breakfast.

Aileen said...

My family likes all kinds of pumpkin dishes and pancakes for breakfast sounds like a great way to sneak veggies in.
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karasceviour said...

Looks intersting, I would try it!

Charity said...

These sound like they would be good on a cold fall morning. Thanks for the recipe:)

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Shelly said...

oooh, I want to make these!

jenspurg said...

These sound great to me, not sure if the family would like. May have to try them, though.
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tristatecruisers said...

I've made something like that and my kids love it :)

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Dee said...

fantastic! I made pumpkin pancakes too once and they were so yummy. That stack of them in your photo is making hungry! :)

Anne said...

I have never had them but they do look good
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Web Designz by Kristi said...

I love everything pumpkin, so I bet these would be great - I will have to try them!

rae1124 said...

They sound great...I love most things "pumpkin" and I love pancakes so I'm sure I'd like these!

Christine said...

I've never had pumpkin pancakes but I have had pumpkin muffins. When fall rolls around I am super excited to make those. This is definitely a recipe that my daughter and I could try making on a Sunday.

Approximately how many pancakes does the recipe make?

Christine
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tina reynolds said...

I love pumpkin these look like a great family treat I think they would love them maybe Halloween morning eaglesforjack@gmail.com

dctm said...

Yum, my family would love these

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ELee said...

I love pumpkin

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crayolaswap said...

Mmm. I was planning on making pumpkin SHAPED pancakes for Halloween. I'll have to use this recipe. crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Yum!


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abby said...

I've never tried them, but they sure sound like something tasty!

Tabathia said...

I have never tried them before, but they look good. But I have tried pumpkin spiced doughnuts before and they were good.

rubynreba said...

Never tried pumpkin pancakes before! Sounds like they would be good.

scottsgal said...

I've never had pumpkin pancakes but they seem pretty good
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traci said...

I love pumpkin!

Jeannie said...

I just love the aroma of pumpkin. What a wonderful autumn breakfast these will make!

Kim said...

Those sound DIVINE!!

Brooke said...

I have never tried this but we love pumpkin pie and pancakes so why not try it together.

eclairre said...

I've had pumpkin pancakes before and they are delicious! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love everything pumpkin!!

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Champagne Wisdom said...

These sound so yummy! We love pancakes and we love pumpkin pie, so I'm thinking these would be a winner in my house - and I bet they smell GREAT while they're cooking!!

Lisa said...

I have never tried pumkin pancakes, but I would love to try this recipe!

Mommy T said...

We'll definitely try these - my son loves pumpkin!

Christina F. said...

Oh these sound so yummy. I can eat almost anything with pumpkin in it, but especially these pancakes:) annejk112233

Sheila said...

Oh these definitely look like something my family would love! I am copying the recipe now. :)

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Mariana @ The Domestic Buzz said...

Ooh, these look good, too. I saw someone make these in the actual shape of a pumpkin by mixing a little batter with green food coloring and adding a stem to the pancakes.

meredith m said...

oooh! i love pumpkin stuff. i dont know why i didnt think about making pumpkin pancakes before - i will have to try these!!!

buzzd said...

I love pumpkin not a huge fan of pancakes but these sound good. I think adding nuts would make it taste good. Definitely worth a try.

Ginny said...

I've never tried pumpkin pancakes before

sodahoney said...

I am on line looking for pumpkin recipes and found this . Gonna try it. Love pumpkin.