Here’s a scary pancake photo for Halloween.
Nothing scary about these Pumpkin Pancakes except for the ones that I tried to decorate with black batter. There is a picture of one of my epic fails after the recipe.
Amanda over at I Am Baker made it look so easy to decorate these Pumpkin Pancakes for Halloween. (See her post and great photos here.)
I should have known after I made Amanda’s Ghost Cake in this post, that she just has a knack of making things look much easier to do than is actually the case.
So, I decided to make these pancakes Sunday since my teenaged daughter had a bunch of her friends over for a sleepover.
Of course, when you know that a bunch of hungry girls will be waking up any time ready for breakfast, it isn’t the best time to experiment with a technique not tried before.
Mostly what I ended up with was a batch of pancakes that kind of looked like tiger blobs.
“But, how did they taste?”, you might be wondering.
Sweet and gently spiced, these Pumpkin Pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast. It is almost like digging into dessert.
Serve with a some maple syrup or a sprinkling of cinnamon-sugar.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice (or pumpkin spice)
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk (or buttermilk)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
1. In large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.
2. In another bowl, mix together egg, milk, and pumpkin. Add the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture and blend until just incorporated. (batter might be lumpy)
3. Cook pancakes on a greased griddle until cooked through.
Note: This is a dense batter so the cooking time is a bit longer than for regular pancakes.
Recipe from I Am Baker
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I love the changes in tempo and the alt-country delivery. It’s fantastic and totally catchy.
“a story to be heard, and a hymn to be sung
for all those with dust in their bones
Laugh if you will, cry if you must, this is not weakness it’s rust”
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Epic fail? Hardly! I’d say that black batter pancake is the scariest HALLOWEEN pancake I’ve ever seen! Don’t them after dark!
Thanks, Rick. C’mon over any time to boost my ego. :)
You know we will crash your party if we’re ever in the area!
So, speaking of ego, were these sweet for you? I thought they were a touch bitter. Even with choc. chips thrown in, I couldn’t convince Things 1&2.. Maybe the baking powder? I LOVE the idea. Maybe add some ginger?
I did find them a little sweet, but I am used to pancakes with very little sugar added. Maybe because my pumpkin pancakes were swimming in maple syrup, I didn’t notice any bitterness. My kids didn’t mention that, but it could very well have been the baking powder for your kids, who seem to have pretty sharp palates.
We generally go light on the syrup here, being so far from the source. Maybe that was it. I might play with it. I LOVE the squashy goodness of Fall, so this is a perfect recipe for me! Thanks for sharing.