Don’t you just want to dive into that? Without even hearing about it. The fluffy white cream on the top. The drizzle of maple syrup dripping down. That little piece in the front, flipped up and primed for a quick nibble. The fork at the ready. Mmmm…. It just says bite me.
When it comes to Fall, you can’t think of the season without thinking about pumpkins. Whether it’s carving them, picking them, or baking with them, pumpkins just scream Fall. Right up there with apples, changing leaves, a chill in the air and a call for soup.
When it comes to breakfast for dinner, I know the kids are ready and willing. We’ve been doing it every other week or so, and it’s been a hit since the start. With extra time at a deficit in the morning, having breakfast for dinner gives us an opportunity to have the more full, elaborate breakfast meal that we normally miss in the early morning weekday rush of getting out the door. And pancakes? No arm twisting needed with Nick and Maddie.
Once I spied this recipe, I knew it would be perfect for dinner tonight. I nixed the cloves, nutmeg and ginger portions of the recipe; those spices tend to be a little stronger than I’d like for kid-friendly food, and truth be told, it wasn’t missed at all. Of course, I might not be able to call these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes then, but I won’t tell if you won’t. Nick was happy to find out we were having pancakes for dinner, but with him being very partial to Banana Pancakes, I held my breath as he took the first bite. I needn’t have worried. “These are good,” he said as he went back for bite after bite after bite. And Madeline? Well, she’s very partial to things that have a sauce to dip in, so I cut up her pancakes and put a small dollop of whipped cream on her plate and she went to town dipping the pancakes in the whipped cream. Can you blame her?
With only a scant amount of sugar in the recipe, and the addition of pumpkin and whole wheat flour, this is a dish you can eat without guilt. Well, assuming your pile of whipped cream or maple syrup doesn’t outweigh the pancake. A plate with crisp bacon and a big stack of these babies and dinner was done faster than you can say “breakfast.” Dig in!
Three years ago today … wish we were on this countdown now! (Neighbor Wife – can you believe it?!) Amazing what can happen in three short years.
Four years ago today … we’ve come a long way … between the babies and the picture-taking!