If it hasn't become apparent by now, I love pancakes. They are so easy to make and are incredibly versatile. One different ingredient can change the whole flavor. So, it was with interest that, last week, the blog "Angry Chicken" had a pumpkin pancake recipe that sounded quick and delicious. I have a really good one that uses oatmeal and diced apples, but the batter has to sit overnight. Yeah, that one doesn't get made very often. When I wake up and want pancakes, I want them within the next hour, not tomorrow.
I bought myself a can of pumpkin and then, looking for the vinegar, which the recipe calls for, found another can way in the back of the cupboard. Oh well. I need to make pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread.
The recipe went together quite easily although you are to mix the dry into the wet, not the other way around, as I did. The batter is thick so the pancakes don't spread all over the griddle while cooking.
The cook up nicely, tall and tender. There was a lot of batter so I wound up with a huge pile of pancakes.My cast iron griddle heats unevenly so I have to watch the cakes or one side will burn while the other gets done. I have never been able to figure out if that is a problem with the griddle or if it does not sit squarely on the burner.
These were so good. I warmed maple syrup before putting it over the cakes. The smell was heaven. And, I wound up with 5 packages of pancakes in the freezer for quick breakfasts or lunches or dinners since I'll eat breakfast fare any time of the day, for later.
If you like pancakes in a variety of flavors, check out the blog and then check out the recipe link in the blog. These were exceptionally good.
Beverage: Earl Grey tea