Pumpkin Pancakes- Kids Cook Monday

It’s Fall! Which means it’s time for all things pumpkin to show up on the shelves. I love pumpkin scented candles slightly more than pumpkin flavored foods or drinks, but by nature I am a sucker for any kind of marketing, so naturally I buy into the pumpkin madness that October brings. My favorite things to indulge in are the Target brand pumpkin spice K-Cups (much tastier than the infamous PSL, in my opinion.) I also LOVE my grandma’s pumpkin bread recipe. But now, I’m obsessed with these pumpkin pancakes. They are perfect for a cool Fall morning or a fun “Breakfast for Dinner” night. But mostly I love them because pancakes are the easiest meal for kids to get in the kitchen and help with. Plus, my boys ate them up like crazy!

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Brady (and Nolan) loved getting in on the measuring, whisking, and pancake flipping! I’m guilty of feeding them frozen/microwavable waffles and pancakes during the week, so I think they especially enjoyed watching the process of how “real pancakes” were made.

Here’s how it went down…

Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
3 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
2 Cups Milk
2 Eggs
1 Tbs. Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp. Ground Cloves
-OR-
2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

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I don’t have Pumpkin Pie Spice on hand so I made my own mixture with cloves, cinnamon, and ginger.

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Mix together all your ingredients and get your griddle pre-heating.

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Add a little butter to the griddle and then pour your batter on. Flip pancakes once they begin to bubble in the middle.

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Chris and I topped our pancakes with butter and syrup, but the boys ate theirs plain (as they usually do.) Both boys asked for seconds. I think if we make these again, we may make a big batch of silver dollar ones and freeze them for busy mornings. Happy Pumpkin Season!

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