Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Pancakes for Lunch

Ah, fall- and it finally feels like it. The nip in the air gave me a hankerin' for something delicious and pumpkin-ey for breakfast. Which turned into lunch because I had to send Travis to the store to pick up the ingredients I needed for a new recipe. As I was cooking, it was nice to hear the sounds of Travis watching football and the girls climbing all over him instead of the sound of hammering and the girls being stuck in front of the television. We've also made a decision concerning home improvements. We're finishing the remainder of the floors, installing reducers etc., painting the trim and installing baseboards and we're done for the rest of the year. I'm not painting the cabinets until the spring because I'm going to enjoy the holiday season with my kiddos and husband instead of just trying to push through it to get it done. I don't think any of us could handle that. But I've got pictures of our very yummy brunch to share with you.

This recipe calls for egg whites beaten into stiff peaks to be folded into the batter at the end, which gives you a nice fluffy pancake. But if you don't let them cook enough before you flip them, you'll end up with the top cooked part sliding off the bottom uncooked part. This happened to me several times.



But here's the yummy result- Pumpkin pancakes with hot apple cider syrup, mmmm. I used all natural fresh pressed apple juice that, I think, gave it a great flavor. I wouldn't use a kind made with sugar as this recipe calls for 1/2 cup of brown sugar per batch of syrup plus corn syrup. I tripled the batch and used 1/2 cup of brown sugar because that was all I had and it turned out very good. I think that the listed amount would be *way* too sweet.

And here's the aftermath- sigh. Amanda, my sweet daughter and dishwasher is in Spring Hill all day doing something with the church which means I can either leave this for her (which wouldn't be very nice of me because I can guarantee that she's not going to touch a pumpkin pancake) or do it myself. Hmmmm, I think I'll go work out first.

11 comments:

Devita said...

pumpkin pancakes? hmmm... interesting..

Washing the dishes is my everyday activity... I wish I have a dishwasher to help me.. or not?

Mom said...

I'm with Amanda on this one, no pumpkin for me.

Mary said...

I think it sounds delicious. I think you will have to make me some sometime. I think the apple cider syrup is calling my name. I think I'm going to have some ice cream now.

Amy said...

I'd love to make some pancakes for you, they were really yummy. I'd love to have a fall party and I've been thinking about it but it's hard to have a block of time available.

Mary said...

No kidding. I'm hoping I can do my Christmas brunch again this year, but Fall is like killing me this year. I know...we moved so that's a big part of it, but Kris has been working non-stop and we've had company and blah, blah, blah...busy. November is a little more free so if you want to invite us over for pumpkin pancakes...hint, hint...we'll find some time. :)

Amy said...

Actually that sounds great! Maybe we could do a birthday thing (for me) and have a get together. That way I can have a fall party and b-day party at once. Pancakes don't sound like dinner fare but what the heck?

Ooh, and I'm hoping that you can do your Christmas brunch too! We always have so much fun and the food is always so good- definitely worth cheating on a diet for.

Mary said...

I grew up having pancakes for dinner. I didn't know they were supposed to be a breakfast food until I was like 12.

Ms. Tee said...

Pumpkin pancakes sound so good - I'll have to try that. I didn't think I'd like pumpkin butter, but I did, and we love it. :)

Christy said...

Um, can I come to the November Pumpkin Pancake Birthday Dinner? I love pumpkin anything and I *love* fall parties.
I make pumpkin muffins, pancakes and even waffles - it's great no matter how you use it. I even roasted it with shallots and garlic the other day - deeelish! I'm kind of a pumpkin fan.

Amy said...

Christy, you can totally come! I'll just have to find an egg-less, dairy-less (right?) pumpkin pancake recipe. I love pumpkin too!

Joyce said...

I just made pumpkin pancakes on Sunday! I will have to try your recipe....(I realize I am quite a bit behind in reading and commenting, sigh, maybe someday soon I will be able to be a stay-at-home housewife again and do all the things I've been aching to do!)