November 13, 2011

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

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Last weekend before Paul left for Army again, we slept in. Yes... We Slept In!!!
It was incredible because with our hectic lives, work and everything else going on we are always on the move it was so nice to just turn the alarm clocks off, relax and just do little morning cuddling.
So while laying in bed we got to chatting about Army, blogging, the news... you know, all the main topics and the subject of Pumpkin came up and apparently Paul is a little pumpkin-ed out for all the amazing pumpkin recipes I have been making recently. I was shocked. However, in the same breath we were pondering Sunday morning breakfast ideas and he shouted out that he wanted pumpkin pancakes.

Yes the same man that started his sentence with "I am getting bored of pumpkin" was all of a sudden smiling ear to ear over the idea of pumpkin pancakes for breakfast. You have to love him.
So that's just what we did.
We spent the day in our sweats slopping up these delicious pancakes and watching football. Perfect end to the weekend after getting power back and right before he left for his two week long training. 

Enjoy the weekend with the ones you love and a few extra pancakes!
Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes
Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño
Recipe adopted from 
Epicurious


Ingredients

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 large eggs, separated
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine the milk, pumpkin puree, egg yolks, melted butter, and vanilla extract together, mixing well until smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula until just combined.

In another small bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or whatever you have on hand), beat the egg whites until thick and stiff. Gently fold the egg whites into the pancake batter, mixing until smooth.
Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Lightly spray the pan with cooking spray, and, in 1/4-cup increments, cook each pancake until lightly browned on each side, about 1 minute per side.
Repeat with the remaining batter.

Top with your favorite syrup, and enjoy.

5 comments:

Jenni said...

These pancakes look great! And I can totally understand the need for a good old stay in bed and cuddle day! There should be more days like that!

Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls said...

These do look really delicious! I SO want to try pumpkin spice pancakes. Stay in bed days should be held once a month I think. Or maybe once a week? LOL

Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

OMG these are out of this world! and your pictures are gorgeous! I love sleeping in! I dont think I have in years!!!

Erin Stomber said...

These look great! I've been wanting to try pumpkin pancakes all fall, even though I haven't yet. I love that your recipe uses some whole wheat flour too. I'm definitely saving this recipe to try. Hopefully soon!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

MMMM M! These look srumptio!! I think I'll stay in bed tomorrow and wish for these!!

Nettie