Friday, October 3, 2008

Favorite Thing Friday

I love all things pumpkin . . . pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie (forget the crust), Pumpkin Spice Kisses (these are too good!), I just love the look of pumpkins in general, heck, my favorite color this time of year is orange!

So after eating pumpkin pancakes at IHOP a few weeks ago, I had to try to find a good pumpkin pancake recipe and I tried this one a couple weekends ago and it's really good:
2-1/2 c Pancake Mix

3 T Brown Sugar

2-1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 egg

1-3/4 c milk

2 T vegetable oil

2 T vinegar

1 C pumpkin (not pie filling but pure pumpkin from a can)

Mix it all together and pour 1/4 c of batter on hot oiled griddle. (I didn't have vinegar when I made mine and left it out, didn't seem to matter).

This recipe said it was 6 servings. I thought 2 pancakes per serving but it made about 18 pancakes so 3 per serving, I guess. The kids refused to eat them but don't go by them -- they only like to eat pancakes in a restaurant or the mini frozen ones out of the box from the grocery store -- YUCK! I ended up with about 8 pancakes left over and they were so good I couldn't throw them out so I decided I would try to freeze them and it worked. I let the pancakes cool, stacked them up separating each one with wax paper, and put the whole stack in a freezer Ziploc bag. Whenever I wanted to eat them (which was everyday until they were gone), I simply took 2 out, put them on a plate and heated them in the microwave for about a 60-70 seconds and they were just as good as when I made them.

Now I think I might try to make them mini size and "trick" the kids into eating them or I saw that Williams-Sonoma had these Halloween pancake molds for sale which may persuade them into eating them.

I thought $20 was kind of steep but then I saw you can change the faces of the molds around -- how cool is that?

I have to make more of these pancakes this weekend, let me know (or invite me over) if you do the same!


Angie said...

My pumpkin pancake craving also come from eating pumpkin pancakes at IHOP :) That's why I'm checkin' out blogs for pumpkin pancake recipes LOL

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

I agree with your comment on the price of the Williams and Sanoma pancake molds, though I must tell you that I tried the ones Target sells and they SUCKED the big one and my kids became so mad that I promised to make "cool" pancake shapes. Well, I retreated and paid the price of the Williams and Sanoma and will never look back. From the moment I took them out of the box, I have LOVED, LOVED LOVED them!!!! They are super easy to use and the pancakes just slide out everytime!! I even bought a couple other sets..circus animals and princess things. I would most certainly do it again!!!!