Fresh Holiday Traditions | Pumpkin Pancakes
Thanksgiving morning may be my favorite morning of the year. Don’t get me wrong, there are many other noteworthy mornings (Christmas, Mother’s Day, my birthday), but there’s one thing Thanksgiving morning has over all those others, a big parade.
That’s right, I am a fan of the Macy’s Day Parade. Actually, the whole family is. Jonah watches for the new Hess vehicle he’ll want for Christmas. Ellie sings along with her favorite pop stars. Dave rolls his eyes when I start dancing along with Broadway, even though we both know he secretly loves it. Don’t fight it Dave. Give in to the Jazz hands.
I don’t always cook a Thanksgiving meal, so having a special breakfast while we watch the parade is my culinary contribution to the holiday. One of items always on the festive breakfast menu? Pumpkin Pancakes. We eat them right at the coffee table.
I adapted the recipe from an old Better Homes & Garden Cookbook my mom bought me years ago. They’re not super fancy, but they have that quality of home-cooked goodness from Mom’s kitchen. They’re memory makers.
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (we like 2)
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp melted butter
Combine dry ingredients in bowl. Mix. Add wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Ladle onto hot griddle. Cook over medium to medium-high heat until golden on one side. Flip. Cook until golden on other. Serve with lots and lots of butter and warm maple syrup.
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