Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

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Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Fluffy, soft and with a dash of pumpkin spices, these pancakes are just the thing for a cool fall morning.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tablespoons cooking oil (I like sunflower oil)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup pureed pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl (or the measuring cup – see note), mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg and oil until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredient mixture to the dry ingredient mixture and stir together gently until no dry spots remain – but be careful not to overmix or the pancakes will get tough.
  • Ladle batter onto griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Flip pancakes after bubbles rise to surface and bottoms brown, about 2 to 4 minutes, then cook until the other side is browned.

Notes

Tip: when I make these I measure out the milk into a larger measuring cup, then add the pumpkin until it reaches the 1 1/4 cup mark, then mix the oil and egg into the milk and pumpkin right in the measuring cup. Saves washing a bowl.
Keyword pancakes, pumpkin, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice, quick breakfast

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Obligatory Fictional Backstory

As I sat in my kitchen on a cool fall morning, sipping my pumpkin spice latte, watching the red and gold leaves float gently down from the trees, I thought to myself how nice it would be to have some pumpkin spice pancakes.

Struck by this inspiration, I gathered my ingredients and got to work.

The first batch was a bust – too much spice, too much salt, not enough pumpkin. Plus it was a really, REALLY thick batter that didn’t cook up very well.

A few adjustments later, and it was perfect. A hint of warmth, the slight orange tint from the pumpkin, these pumpkin spice pancakes were a perfect marriage with some real maple syrup and my PSL.

Real Talk

I realized too late that my picture of the pumpkin spice pancakes looks exactly like my picture of my Perfect Pancakes, with the addition of pumpkins. I should probably have taken a photo of the insides too – they are slightly orangey in color and a bit more obvious that there’s pumpkin on the inside than the outside.

These things taste like pumpkin pie for breakfast!! I mean, I’ll eat pumpkin pie for breakfast anyway….but if you’re averse to “dessert” for breakfast, try these lol.

After I made these my husband sent me this photo he found on Reddit:

Pumpkin spice pork sausages

I think it is possible to take the pumpkin spice thing a little too far and this is a pretty good example of that!

Apologies for the lack of updates – if you follow my Facebook page, you probably saw that we lost our beloved dog of 12 years recently and I have been in mourning. It’s a slow recovery but hopefully I’ll be able to get at least two posts up a month.


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