October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Pumpkin Pancakes

The other day I thought it would be fun to make pumpkin shaped pancakes from a pumpkin pancake recipe I have.  I thought they would enjoy "carving" a face while they ate.  I just scooped out a bit of the already orange batter into a bowl and added some green food coloring.  I thought the kids would think it was so fun.  Instead, Joshua came in and said "the stems on pumpkins are brown, not green mom.  Nice try though."  Then Maren was complaining because she couldn't carve it the way she wanted to, and Christopher refused to eat it at all and threw a huge fit when Jason started to cut it up for him.  Apparently he really liked the pumpkin shape too much to eat it or want it ruined.  So, it didn't exactly work out as I hoped, but here's the recipe if you want to try.  It's from a book called "Kid favorites made healthy" by Better Homes and Gardens.

Peter Pumpkin Pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbls. packed brown sugar
1 Tbls. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 whole egg plus 1 egg white
2 Tbls. oil

Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl.  Mix wet in seperate bowl.  Then pour wet into dry and mix just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).  Cook over medium heat in skillet or griddle, turning to 2nd side when surface is bubbly and edges are slightly dry.

The book suggests serving with an orange syrup, but we used normal syrup and liked them.  The babynater liked them without any syrup at all.  And they do turn a bit brown if you cook them too long or the griddle is too hot, so they don't look quite as cute.  I burned Joshua's so his stem was nice and brown.  Hwaa, ha, ha, ha.

1 comment:

  1. I've made pumpkin waffles before and they were super yummy. I bet the kids would like these too. Don't you love it when you make an extra effort to do something fun and all the kids do is complain? Yes, my favorite.


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