Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Pancakes with Pears and Bananas

Mmm... Fall is the perfect time for pumpkin, and I've been craving it in many forms. Our never-ending kitchen renovation is actually starting to come together, and today our new countertop was installed. I celebrated by making Abby these pumpkin pancakes!

Pumpkin Pancakes with Pears and Bananas
Prep time: 15 minutes

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/4 cup milk

1 very ripe pear
1 banana
1 tsp maple syrup
1 dash allspice

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. In another bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, egg, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto pan on stove or griddle and cook until browned on both sides.

While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the topping: dice the pear and banana together into a bowl. Drizzle on the syrup and a dash of allspice; toss well to combine.

Top your pancakes with a dollop of fruit and a bit of extra maple syrup - and serve to your delighted toddler!


C. Beth said...

Sounds delicious!

I want to see the new countertop! :)

Kara said...

Unfortunately, without the backsplash in yet, we're still not looking too impressive. I'll post pix of the final product - if this ever ends! Trying to come up with recipes for a cooking blog when you have no kitchen sink or stove or oven is interesting :-)