Tuesday, October 23, 2012

pumpkin pancakes, mornings to savor

pre-pancakes: early morn drop-boyfriend-off-at-the-airport deal.
during pancakes: pumpkin, spices. couch. 2nd coffee.
only concerns: mess i left in the kitchen, will there be enough maple syrup? why is my amazon book still not here?
after-pancakes: the post-pancake nap.

mornings like this have become things to look forward to.

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
pinch of ground nutmeg and cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

sift the flour, sugar, baking power, spices, and salt together in a bowl. in another bowl, beat the pumpkin, egg, milk, and butter. fold the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to incorporate. heat a griddle pan and grease with a pat of butter. scoop about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook about 3 minutes each side. 
serve with maple syrup. 

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