It's definitely that time of year when I want pumpkin in EVERYTHING I eat. I've never made pancakes from scratch but decided to give it a try. I made these last weekend and they turned out AMAZING!
Here's the recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups solid pack pumpkin *I used a whole 16 ounce can to add more pumpkin flavor
1 cup milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 oz. chopped pecans (optional) *I was too cheap/lazy to go out to the store and buy pecans so I left them out!
Sift dry ingredients and set aside. Using a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until blended; stir in pecans just before ready to cook.
The recipe said that a hot greased griddle is best for cooking pancakes. I used a plain pan with butter.
Pour 1/4 cup batter onto griddle and cook until bubbles form and bottom is brown. Turn and brown the other side. Serve with warm pure Maple syrup. If preferred, omit the pecans from the batter and add to the syrup. Heat and pour over pumpkin pancakes.
My pancake flipping skills were weak at best. But all in all they turned out great!
I had one with syrup but ended up liking them best with only whipped cream and cinnamon on top vs the syrup!
Be careful though. While baking them you may have someone plotting to steal them from your pan or plate. They are THAT GOOD!