Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Syrup

These two recipes are surprisingly easy and dangerously delicious -- they appeared on our breakfast table three times this week, to rave reviews and sloppy kisses from the troops. We first had them over the summer when my friend Missy made them for us. I squeezed her for the recipe.

The pancakes are light, fluffy, cheap, and easy--like a few girls I knew in high school. They have a hint of pumpkin flavor, but are not overly... pumpkinny.

I amazed myself with the apple syrup. It. was. excellent.

Pumpkin Pancakes
Beat 2 eggs, then add:
3/4 cup Pumpkin
2 Tbs Sugar
1/2 tsp each: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda , salt
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup apple sauce (I like cinnamon applesauce)
Mix until smooth using a hand-mixer with beaters.
Now add:
1 1/2 cups Flour (I used all-purpose; Missy uses whole wheat)
1 1/2 cups of milk (skim is ok)

Mix until smooth. Batter is loose. Use a 1/3 cup scoop to measure.
Cook on the griddle and serve! Makes about 15 pancakes, 98 calories each.

Syrup:
Mix in a saucepan:
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs Corn Starch
Add:
2 cups Apple cider or juice
2 Tbs Lemon Juice

Whisk

Bring to boil; Boil two minutes, letting it get wild and frothy, whisking several times while it is boiling; serve over pancakes

Syrup: approximately 21 calories per Tbs

And they are only 75 calories each! I (very) often make a double batch of pancakes and store them in the fridge, serving them all week. They reheat just fine!

4 comments:

Cyndi Hendrickson said...

Seriously? This sounds awesome! I can't wait to make it! I have two cans of pumpkin in my pantry just waiting for this recipe!

Kim said...

I just tried these tonight and can I say YUM-O. I especially loved the apple syrup. I'm going to have to be careful not to drink the rest of it that is in my refrigerator.

By the way, it's been a while since we've seen each other, we should get together soon.

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

This would be great for the fall!

Missy said...

Getting ready to make these General Conference morning (our tradition). Btw, Matt and I laughed so hard at your description that mentioned the HS girls. Classic.