I hear the moans and groans out there. Too much turkey? Too much stuffing? Too many potatoes? How about that pie? It's so sad, because for years I used to think all we could do with pumpkin was make pie. But no more folks! Some of you may recall the pumpkin waffles. These are brilliant, yes, but sometimes one would like something else to add to the arsenal.
Enter pumpkin pancakes!
Yes, it is a breakfast theme, but pumpkin goes well with maple syrup. Just ask my oldest, Andrew. He will only eat the real stuff, not the fake stuff. His sister is slowly coming around to the real stuff, but we have to mix the two at the moment. The real stuff is a bit pricier and she's a syrup hog. Uses three times as much as the rest of us. So maybe not being into the real stuff yet is a good thing.
This recipe is by way of my friend, M. She also gave me the pumpkin waffle recipe.
1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. wheat flour
1/2 c. pumpkin
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. or more water
Whisk flour, eggs, and pumpkin together. As soon as combined, start gradually adding milk and water. Continue adding milk and water if too thick. Cook on medium high.
And if any of you lucky people (or unlucky as the case may be) got cracking at 4 am on Black Friday, enjoy your your bargain purchases! We are too far from major retailers for this to be of any use to me. I am not normally into Black Friday (hello, have to get up really early! Maybe stay up, that would work better for me) but if there's a bargain, then I might want to be there. Oh well, it wasn't meant to be.
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