‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything, am I right? Right? Right.
And around here when it’s pumpkin everything we go straight for breakfast. Every single year. It’s the first thing that happens in my pumpkin all the things kitchen and then it happens repeatedly until around March when we’re looking for something a bit less pumpkin.
Pancakes are a staple. Everyone (except for my dad) loves them. We love them for supper. Or for Sunday breakfast. Because let’s be honest – who’s got time for big breakfast any other day of the week? Or is it just me? Again. (sigh)
Unless, of course, we’re in the mood for waffles, in which case we make pumpkin waffles instead. I can’t be the only one who occasionally loves breakfast for supper?
Two weeks ago I made up a pumpkin pancake recipe, continued tweaking as I was cooking them, never got the combination correct, although they tasted great, they looked a mess, and I shamefully fed them to my family and promptly didn’t post any pictures. (You know it’s got to be bad when I won’t even post a picture.)
I gave them a go and they turned out perfectly! So perfectly, in fact, I had the pickiest visiting teenager gobbling them down and asking when we would be having breakfast for supper again so she can plan her next visit.
So next time you think you haven’t got a lot of time to put supper on the table, consider pumpkin pancakes and enjoy some time reveling in pumpkin everything.
Pancakes: your choice for an easy breakfast OR supper option!
- Whole Wheat Pastry Flour - 2 cups
- Baking Soda - 1 tsp
- Baking Powder - 1 tsp
- Sea Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Pumpkin Pie Spice - 1 T
- Ground Flaxseed - 2 T
- Warm Water - 6 T
- Maple Syrup - 5 T
- Vanilla Extract - 1/2 tsp
- Non-Dairy Milk - 2 cups
- Pumpkin (canned or pureed) - 1/2 cup
Preheat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In small prep dish, stir together flaxseed & warm water,and let sit while you combine other wet ingredients.
In separate medium bowl, mix nondairy milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add flaxseed mixture and stir.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir just enough to remove any lumps. The batter should be pourable; if it seems to thick, add more milk.
Use a 1/4 cup or 1/3 cup measuring cup to measure and pour small amounts of batter onto the heated surface. Cook until top bubbles, about 2-3 minutes. Turn with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown. Serve immediately.