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:
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
1/3 cup Canned Pumpkin
2 tablespoons Mazola Vegetable Plus! Oil
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Spice Islands Bourbon Vanilla Extract
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!!|
|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 :)