Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pumpkin Pancakes

Fall must be around the corner as my girlfriend Kendra has started her pumpkin spice latte ritual as of yesterday morning. She has an addiction to pumpkin spice the extent that she has been known to raid all of the local Target stores until she has purchased every tin she can get her greedy little hands on. She seems blissfully unaware that they will likely expire before she can finish them all. But, whatever the case, I think she is comforted knowing that she will never run out of pumpkin spice during the cold and holiday season. No one else in the city will ever know what it tastes like; but a least my friend will be content.

I feel inspired by Kendra this morning - who not only had pumpkin spice latte yesterday, but also a pumpkin cream cheese muffin for breakfast. She's really digging this pumpkin thing, eh? So I am having pumpkin pancakes to set my lazy Saturday plans in motion.

It is supposed to be a cold, gloomy day all day. So in terms of my agenda...the only thing I know for sure is there will be lots of good eats, a few light naps and some good movie watching today.

 Pumpkin Pancakes

1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 c spelt flour (or AP flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp light brown sugar (or 1 packet Stevia)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
¼ tsp of cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 c buttermilk
1/4 c orange juice
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 tsp brandy
1/2 c pumpkin puree
2 eggs
2 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for griddle

Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl with a whisk. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Incorporate wet and dry ingredients, mixing just until blended. Batter will be lumpy.

Preheat griddle or cast iron pan. Brush with butter. Ladle batter onto griddle or into pan. Cook on the first side until bubbles form and begin to pop. Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown. Keep cooked pancakes warm until ready to serve, in a 200 degree oven.

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