Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes

Against my better judgment, I participated in a craft show over the weekend. It was wretched. Poorly organized, dimly lit, sparsely attended, it was punishment! The only saving grace was having a friend participate as well. She was in the booth next to mine, so we could share our misery. The saving grace for her was the nearby bake sale and the smell of pumpkin wafting through the room. As I watched her booth on the off chance that a customer might wander by (no luck there), she bought loaves of pumpkin and lemon poppy seed breads, and dug into them ravenously upon her return. She said that she had been craving pumpkin for weeks. From that moment on, I started craving pumpkin as well, so this morning, I cracked open the Bobby Flay brunch cookbook for inspiration, and made these pumpkin walnut pancakes. Because I felt I needed a treat, I topped them with what remained of the Bourbon Sauce from the bread pudding. Oh, my! This is what I call breakfast! 
Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 Tbl. candied ginger
1 1/3 cups whole milk
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 Tbl. molasses
4 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl to blend; set aside. Whisk milk, pumpkin, molasses, egg yolks, melted butter, and vanilla in medium bowl to blend well. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients; whisk just until smooth. Fold in walnuts. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites in another medium bowl until stiff. Fold whites into batter. Pour batter by 1/4 cup onto lightly oiled griddle. Cook until bubbles form on surface of pancakes and bottoms are brown, about 2 minutes per side.

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Mae Travels said...

The bourbon sauce does really sound decadent! I bet you really enjoyed them.

best... mae at

Linda said...

Yum!! I love sweet potato pancakes, so I know I would love these (although I would slather them with butter till it was dripping along with the syrup).

Miz Helen said...

Wishing you and your family a bountiful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Hope to see you again soon!
Miz Helen