But nothing says, "FALL" to me like pumpkin. There's something incredibly comforting about pumpkin (especially when combined with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove).
Pumpkin was created to compliment a mug of hot cider or coffee, a flannel shirt, and cozy wool socks. Throw in a good book and a wood stove and I'm in heaven.
Maple leaf, woodsmoke, 42 degree, cinnamon-scented heaven.
In honor of my favorite season, Pumpkin Season, I created this recipe. It was amazing, to say the least. Around here, M and I enjoy pancakes, regardless of what time it is. Breakfast? Of course. Lunch? Dinner? Why not?! Anytime is a good time for pancakes.
I topped my stack with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and some crushed pecans. M, of course, went with the classic - maple syrup only. He's a classy kind of guy like that.
I savored every hearty, pumpkin-y bite. Yes, I'm making up words.
This is fall on a plate. I'm done posting and I'm going back for seconds. Shh... don't tell! The baby is napping and I have a good book waiting for me. Now, where did I put my socks?
Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your griddle
Ingredients (12 (4 in) pancakes)
- 3/4 c. old fashioned oats
- 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp Rapadura or brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- Pinch ground clove
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 c. pumpkin purée
- 1/2 c. plain yogurt
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1 egg
- Preheat griddle over medium heat.
- Stir together oats, flours, spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, egg, yogurt and milk.
- Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until combined; it's ok if it's a little lumpy. Add a little more milk if necessary to achieve your preferred consistency.
- Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop (or 1/4 cup dry measuring cup), scoop batter onto griddle. Cook for approximately 1 minute until bubbles on the surface begin to pop and edges look dry.
- Flip and cook an additional minute or so, until done. Remove to a baking sheet or oven proof platter and keep warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.
- Serve with your favorite pancake toppings (I suggest maple syrup and chopped pecans, but you choose!). Nutrition facts are based on a 4 (4-inch) pancake serving size, sans toppings.
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