Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Earlier in the week the boys and I made pancakes for breakfast.  Considering it is Fall, it seemed appropriate to have fun and add a bit of Fall flare to our pancakes- a few cookies cutters, our pancake pen and some pumpkin became spiced pumpkin  pancakes!

We got our ingredients and equipment ready ...

we can't forget my cute helpers in their pjs and bed hair!

To get started, whisk together 1 1/4 c flour, 3 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice.

In a separate bowl, combine 1 1/3 c milk, 3/4 c pumpkin, 4 eggs, 1/4 c melted butter, and 1 tsp vanilla.

Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients, whisking until smooth.

Heat your skillet and oil the insides of your cookie cutters so that the batter doesn't stick to them while cooking.  If you have a pancake pen, fill it with your batter- if not, prepare your batter to fill the cookie cutters.  While the skillet was heating, Braydon's hunger took over and he began to lick the counter- totally gross.

Place your cookie cutters on your heated skillet and pour the batter inside, about half full.

When the batter begins to form bubbles, gently remove the cookie cutters.  Remember that the cookie cutters will be hot too, so I used tongs to remove them so I didn't get burned.

Flip your pancakes, and repeat until all your batter has been used!   Our leaf and pumpkin shaped pancakes put us in the fall mood we were hoping for!

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