Pumpkin Pancake

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October is here, sun is going down early, and it is getting dark early.  Last weekend it was raining throughout, especially on Saturday, and the weather man on local TV stations got really happy. As they have something to predict and keep explaining the weather patterns. They get some extra screen time. I always think why they always want a hurricane or flooding or wild fire. May be that is their opportunity to shine through the analysis and predictions. Do you know when I was alone I used to watch weather channel a lot next to food channel. So I am depending on them, I should not to say anything wrong. 
This month it is really busy with festivals according to Hindu calendar, we will have 9 day celebration for Goddess called Navarathri and the tenth day it is day of God Saraswathy, the literacy god. She needs to be pleased to get a good education. Usually my mother would arrange tiny dolls and do Pooja that is tradition called Kolu/Golu. It is a customary exhibition of various dolls and figurines in odd (usually 7, 9, or 11) numbered tiers (“padis”). And once you keep golu in your house you need to make offering both morning and evening and after prayers give those to married women and small girl child. When we are young we are happy, as we would get invited to our neighbor’s house and get different types of food and goodies. 
Dad told me to keep Golu this year and also give to some married women offering. Okay, it is easy for him to say, how I will find them.  Both me and hubby have only few friends, even if I call them I should call them during weekend as weekdays they can’t come as it is working days.  I am planning to call some, and make some easy dishes. 
Also this month we are planning to do Vidyarambham for my princess.  Vidyarambhammeans the day of starting formal education. That is to be held on October 24th. It is practice in my hometown, where kids of 3-5 years start writing letters on that particular day. Now my princess is not writing anything, only tearing all the papers from the book. And education is only wealth we can give to her which nobody can take from her.
Then comes the Halloween, We are not planning to take her to trick or treat, may be next year. But I am planning to make some costumes as she is going to distribute candy for trick treat. Hope everybody planning for a great Halloween parties. I am afraid to watch the TV around that time as there are too many spooky movies on all channels. 
Coming back to pumpkin pancake, we love pumpkin whether it is in curry or bread we love it. I made some homemade pumpkin puree to make some dishes; I am left with 2/3 cup of puree after making the muffin. Then my original plan was to convert them to pie. This Sunday I woke up without any breakfast plan, hence I decided to make pancake with pumpkin puree. I made my own pumpkin spice.  Pumpkin made awesome pancake, beautiful color and texture. To make this pancake you need to swift the flour, spices, baking powder and baking soda and salt. Then combine with wet ingredients, milk, egg, brown sugar. Keep aside for few minutes. Then start making delicious and soft pancake. 
Drizzle maple syrup over warm pancake and dig in you can’t say no to this dish. Make this one during cold morning or on Thanks giving and Christmas. Pumpkin spices already smells like holidays. Enjoy. 
 
Here goes the recipe.
Grab pumpkin puree either homemade or store bought along with spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda, and other ingredients.
Preheat oven to 200F
Mix wet ingredients in a bowl and set aside, then swift the dry ingredients in other bowl and set aside.
Gradually combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients and set aside for 15 minutes.
In the mean time heat a griddle and when it ready, you can test it by adding a drop of water and water starts to sizzle with musical sound. Add ¼ cup of pancake batter and cook until one side is set and flip and cook the other side golden brown.
 Transfer pancakes to a warming plate in the oven while you make the rest.
Enjoy with piece of butter and maple syrup.  Yummy.

 Pumpkin Pancake
Adapted from All recipes.com
Prep Time    20 minutes
Cook Time    35 minutes
Serves    8  pancakes


Ingredients:

1 cups milk
2 tablespoon water
2/3 cup pumpkin puree  ( I used homemade )
1 egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon  apple cider  vinegar
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoons brown sugar ( Increase if you want sweeter pancake)
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon  freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt


Steps:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil , brown sugar and vinegar. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. 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. Cook the pancakes on 1 side until they are set and then lightly press the bananas into the batter. When small bubbles appear on the uncooked surface, flip the pancakes and cook until golden on both sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer pancakes to a warming plate in the oven while you make the rest.  Serve hot.


Variations:

You add your own version of pumpkin spices. 

I am linking this delicious pancake to Hearth and Soul Blog  Hop  hosted here. 
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Comments

  1. says

    Swathi, your pumpkin pancakes are so droolworthy, delicious! Love, just simply love the perfect and beautiful pancakes, and the photos of it is so inviting, wish I could grab that plate right now. Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe:)

  2. says

    I have wanted to try pumpkin pancakes for quite a while now and looking at yours makes me want to rush into the kitchen to make some!

  3. says

    Your pancakes are so inviting Swathi! I have been craving pumpkin ones. These are perfect! I avoid those scary movies too – they give me nightmares.

  4. says

    I tried these this morning and they were delicious. Pumpkin flavor came through really well. The spice mixture and amount of sweetness were just right. Thanks!