Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Break and Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

It's Fall Break for us in this neck of the woods. 

(google image)
The mornings and nights, along with the freshly harvested apples, are crisp and clean.  The leaves are turning their vibrant fall colors.   The smell of homemade salsa, chili sauce, applesauce and pie filling, hovers in the air.  Pumpkins and cornstalks adorn the front porches.  Appetites increase as we take advantage of the beautiful autumn days to work in our yards or just play.

If you want a hearty, yet healthy (don't stop reading because of that naughty "H" word) breakfast that tastes like Autumn, try this recipe for pumpkin pancakes.

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 1/2  cups water
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 egg whites - beat to soft peaks

I like to beat the egg whites first, then set them aside. 

 Don't forget to save one of the yolks for your recipe.
Put the first 8 dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together. 

In a separate bowl, add pumpkin, brown sugar, egg yolk and water. 

Stir together then add to the dry ingredients.

Mix well. Stir in whipped egg whites.  Add more water if too thick.

Using a 1/4  measuring cup, pour onto a 350 degree griddle.  If you make the pancakes too big, they won't cook in the middle. 

Top with butter, apple butter, syrup, warmed spicy applesauce or anything else you want. 
Now, you're ready to enjoy the day! 

My Fall break will be filled with 4 grandkids while their parents are in the Bahamas!  I think I'll need these pancakes every morning!  Wish me luck!



Kristina P. said...

I love anything pumpkin!

Barbaloot said...

That looks yummy. And the fall picture is gorgeous!

Cherie said...

Pumpkin is so good. I know I will like these.
Do you remember the pumpkin shortage last year? I stocked up this year!!

Kerin said...

Oh Yum!
I've made pumpkin pancakes before, but not with powdered milk.
I'm looking forward to giving this recipe a try !
Have fun when you go to Gardner Village !!
It will be busy on the weekends, but still a blast :)
Thanks for the 'another year older' wishes :)
Have a great weekend !!

Melanie said...

These look A.Maz.ING!! Totally my kind of recipe! I GOTTA try it...tomorrow!

gigi said...

Awesome looking recipe! Those should be fixed this Saturday morning! They must smell amazing.

Awe... 4 GRAND-children sounds fun to me, lucky them and lucky you.

Garden of Egan said...

Those look delicious! Can I come over too? I'll help the grandkids watch cartoons. I won't make too big of a mess.

Jenny said...

We are enjoying our fall break as well. Your pumpkin pancake recipe comes at that the perfect time... we got to give it a try this weekend.

Yvonne said...

I know my Heidi is really happy it's fall break ; )

Enjoy the grandkids.

Marilyn said...

I wish it was fall here! We spent yesterday with the grandkids at the pumpkin patch and it was 100 degrees yesterday!!! P.S. Good luck with the grandkids!

Cheeseboy said...

These sound perfect for my fall break.

LKP said...

oooh! on those lovely pumpkin pancakes, you need to try the following syrup recipe! oh so easy & delicious!!!!

1 c. maple syrup
3/4 c. pumpkin
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

heat in small saucepan until warm.
serve over buttered waffles or

karen said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog this morning. I'm going to start reading yours - especially if you keep putting delicious things on there like those pumpkin pancakes. (I plan to make them this weekend!) It's nice to have a new bloggy friend.

wendy said... quote Rachael Ray

enjoy your UEA break.
guess what I did....joined Wieght Watchers on line.
Hmmmm, we'll see.........

Ann Marie said...

I KNOW I would love these.. pass me pumpkin anything please.

I wonder if we could do these as waffles as well...

LOVE your new look. Darling header.. and you must have gotten all famous like a celebrity while I was away. Only famous bloggers have buttons.
I know your fabulously famous.. because EVERYONE loves you.
Yes.. we mentioned you up at the cabin.. how wonderful you and your daughters are... just sayin!

Mikki said...

hmmm, I'm not a pancake fan; but I think if there's pumpkin in it I might make an exception!

Natalie said...

Your recipe looks yummy. I will have to try it.

I love Fall. We took a ride through Provo Canyon this week and the leaves are sooooooooo pretty. We are loving it here in S.F.

Doran & Jody said...

That looks like just too much work. Can't I just drive the 2 plus hours to your house so you can feed me?

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Gerb said...

Pumpkin is my favorite. I'm excited to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing.


Sounds like a cream cheese frosting or drizzle glaze would be perfect for these healthy pumpkin pancakes.

Nisha said...

I'm with Kristina. Give me pumpkin and I'm happy :)

Teachinfourth said...

Those sound delish...