Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Happy Halloween!!

Hope you all have some fun plans for the day.  In our neck of the woods are having beautiful weather (and we praying for all of you out east).  I love when Halloween coincides with great weather.  It makes dressing the kids up much more enjoyable.

This year we have a hobbit, a siamese ghost (yep her and her friends are literally attached at the hip so this is perfect for them), a black cat, and a vampire.

They are very excited and I sure try to be.  I get more into what I am going to make for dinner.  We usually have "dinner in a pumpkin" but since all the kids dislike that we are opting for something else pumpkiny.  I haven't made up my mind for sure but these pancakes would be a great idea.  The cinnamon syrup is delicious and goes with the pancakes like I do with chocolate.  A perfect pair. 

And thanks Carol for passing this recipe on.  Loved it!

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

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1 cup flour
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp vinegar

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup water

1.  In a medium bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine, being careful to not overmix.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop the batter onto the griddle, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot with cinnamon syrup.

3.  To make syrup, stir all ingredients together in a small saucepan, over medium heat and stirring occasionally until boiling. Let it boil for a few minutes, while stirring constantly, until it thickens. Remove from heat and set aside until needed.  Enjoy!

Source: Tastes Better From Scratch

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