Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pumpkin Pancakes

I remember back when fall first started I was excited about all the pumpkin I would eat and the chili I would make.  In truth I’ve done very little about both.  I started looking around for recipes and found one for pumpkin pancakes!

Although it was monsooning in NYC, I decided to venture out to the grocery store and pick up some milk and a few other items.   It was a late night so I didn’t actually get around to making this until around 1:30.  Definitely a simple recipe so if you have some leftover pumpkin – or plan to make some muffins too – make it happen!

1 ¼ cups flour
3 tbs brown sugar
2 tsps baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg
dash of cloves
4 eggs, separated
4 tbs melted butter
¾ cup pumpkin puree
1 ¼ cups milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix flour with brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

Put the egg yolks into a small bowl and mix in half a stick of melted butter, pumpkin puree, milk and vanilla.

Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until they are just stiff.

Mix the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture, and then carefully fold in the egg whites.

Fire up the griddle to medium heat and make some magic happen.

Definitely an easy and awesome Sunday recipe! 
P.S. The recipe makes about 16 pancakes so it was also a delicious Monday dinner ;-)

Hungry yet?

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