Fall for Food 2: Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Via tastesbetterfromscratch.com here’s a yummy recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup. Perfect for breakfast on Fall mornings!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
For the Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t teaspoon baking soda

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar.In a separate bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture, just enough to combine.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
For the Cinnamon Syrup:
  1. Melt the butter in a LARGE saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil.

  2. Once boiling, simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 

  3. Add baking soda–it will cause the mixture to foam up. Cook for 30 more seconds and then remove from heat. 

  4. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving — it will thicken as it cools. Store leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 2 weeks.

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    Image courtesy tastesbetterfromscratch.com

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Let’s talk… why do you write?

People often ask me why I write and sometimes I don’t want to answer the question because I don’t need a reason to write. I write because I enjoy it and it makes me happy. I also write because I can’t kidnap people and force them to act out my make-believe world otherwise I’ll get arrested! 

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Now, wouldn’t that have been a grand thing? 

Joking aside, today is National Day on Writing in the USA. The National Day on Writing asks Americans to consider the role of writing in everyday life.

So why do I write? I think I answered this question on my friend Mandie Hines blog at one point, but I’ll put it here again:

I write because I want to read something that hasn’t been in print before. I write for the sheer fun of it and for the pleasure. I write because it is my passion and I express myself better with a pen in my hand. I write to get better. I write to explore my own universe. I write because it’s therapeutic and I empty my mind when I do. I write to inspire and to invoke thoughts. I write because I am in love with words.

I am not a perfect writer by any means, but I just love writing.

Why do you write?