I remember the first day of school with fond memories and would like Mason to have the same memories. I wanted to make the first day of school extra special so I decided to make him a batch of pumpkin pancakes that just screams the first day of school.
I can't take credit for coming up with this recipe all on my own. I looked around for different recipes, but in the end, I decided to use the recipe from Martha Stewart.
- Whisk 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour; 2 tablespoons sugar; 2 teaspoons baking powder; 1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt; 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg; and a pinch of ground cloves.
- In a separate bowl, stir together 1 cup milk, 6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1 egg;
- fold mixture into dry ingredients.
- Melt some butter in a skillet over medium heat; pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
- Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side; serve with butter and syrup.
- Makes 8 to 10.
These pancakes turned out to be quite delicious. They were a big hit with the whole family. The pancakes were fluffy and moist, not at all heavy. The pumpkin taste was just right and the spices added a feeling of fall that was perfect for the first day of school. They were very simple and I wound up freezing the leftovers so I have them handy whenever I need a quick breakfast.