Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Taste Buds: Pumpkin Silver Dollar Pancakes


I adore all things pumpkin. When fall leaves start to drift to the ground I cannot help infusing pumpkin everywhere. I have pumpkins strewn about my house and can after can of pumpkin puree in my baking cupboard. My life becomes engulfed by pumpkins this time of year and it cannot make me a happier girl.

There is something about my house in the holidays, something intangible that makes me wish that it was this time of year all year. I would like to think my house is warm and inviting all the time however the holidays brings another dimension in coziness.

The smells of fall are also incredible; sugar and spice and all that is nice. From cinnamon sticks to pumpkin pie, from warm doughnuts to hot apple cider… the scents of fall are hard to beat. But I think my all time favorite are the tastes of fall, particularly the taste of pumpkin. And an easy way to whip up some pumpkin goodness without taking a ton of time to bake are pumpkin pancakes. They are easy, they are cute, and they are oh so deliciously pumpkiny good! I have been playing with a few different pumpkin pancake recipes and I finally found a combination that I love. We make them here again and again and again.

They look so pretty, almost too good to eat… well ALMOST too good to eat!

    RECIPE: Pumpkin Silver Dollar Pancakes
1.5 cups plus 1 tablespoons cake flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 ¼ cups milk
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

¼ cup walnuts
serve with warm maple syrup

1. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.
2. Wisk together pumpkin, milk, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl.
3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing slowly until just incorporated together.
4. Pam a pan and get it nice and hot.
5. Pour about 1/8 of a cup into individual small silver dollar sized pancakes. Cook until nicely golden brown on both sides.

Makes 20 pancakes


Jennifer Arens said...

I made those the other day and you're right, they were tasty!

paul peggy zeus said...

WHAT???? Garnish with walnuts???? Okay, what have you done to my daughter!!

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