Saturday, October 31, 2009

Flavor-of-the-Month - Pumpkin Pancakes with Warm Cider Syrup

Bake at 350

It’s fall! And this year Arizona is actually acting like it - for the time being at least. And so, with much appropriateness, Bridget from Bake at 350 has chosen pumpkin as the theme for this month’s Flavor-of-the-Month. Nothing says Thanksgiving is right around the corner like the spicy aroma and flavor of pumpkin.

So I decided to whip up something I’ve wanted to for a long time: Pumpkin Pancakes with Warm Cider Syrup. These are as light and fluffy as all get out. Tip: since the syrup needs to stand for 25-30 minutes after cooking, begin preparing it first, then start the pancakes while it’s simmering.

And don’t forget to click on over to Bridget’s Flavor-of-the-Month blog to check out her Pumpkin Woopie Pies and all the other pumpkiny treats.

Pumpkin Pancakes with Warm Cider Syrup

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup milk
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 egg whites

1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, yolks, and oil.

2. Add pumpkin mix to dry mix and stir just till combined.

3. In another bowl, beat egg whites till stiff. Fold into pumpkin mix.

4. Heat oil in a skillet till hot and drop pancake mix by 1/3 cupfuls, (or whatever size your little ol’ heart desires). Flip when the pancakes form a few bubbles on the top and cook till golden. Makes about 10 pancakes.

Warm Cider Syrup

¾ cup apple cider
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat till sugar dissolves and mix is bubbly. Simmer about 20 minutes till reduced to 1 cup.

2. Let stand about 25-30 minutes to thicken.


  1. I'm going to have to give these a try for breakfast -- they look fantastic.

  2. Those look soooooo good! I wish I had those for breakfast this morning, instead of boring eggs!!

  3. Did you take that picture? Beautiful.

  4. mouth is watering here! Oh MY! Delicious!

  5. Thank you!

    L - Yes ma'am I did. Right in my very own kitchen. The pat of butter slid off once as it started to melt, but we got it back on there and took the picture. :)

  6. Oh. my. gosh. My mouth is totally watering right now! I NEED to make these!

  7. That's the best looking stack of pancakes I have ever seen!

    I cam almost taste them!!!

  8. These look yummy. I made pumpkin pancakes Saturday morning for Husband and I, and without realizing it, began the batter with no eggs to be found. Luckily, they still turned out very well. It didn't hurt slathering them with leftover cream cheese frosting either! Your picture looks tastastic!


Thanks for sharing!