I love pumpkin anything. But I don't really think to cook with pumpkin until fall...must remedy that :) This morning I made up some pumpkin pancakes from a recipe on allrecipes.com
Usually when testing a new recipe, I go exactly by it first, because I've had several flops when I tried to alter new recipes. ( I did use half whole wheat flour though)Next time I will do the overnight buttermilk flour soaking and add more pumpkin and butter. These were light and fluffy and slightly sweet. They were warm and spicy and especially good with butter and maple syrup.
2 cups all purpose flour
3 T brown sugar
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t allspice
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t salt
1.5 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 T vegetable oil
2 T vinegar
In a separate bowl mix the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt and stir into the pumpkin mixture just till combined. (batter will be thick)
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet (I used an electric non-stick griddle) over medium high heat. Pour or scoop batter onto the griddle, using 1/4 c for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot with the goodies and a glass of milk.
The whole family enjoyed these this morning, one of our first chilly, windy and cold mornings.
Later today I'm going to be experimenting with the apples that were left from the bobbing for apples at the party. Pies to freeze? Cakes and muffins to freeze? Apple sauce? Not sure yet.