Every fall as the weather gets cooler, my family and I get a hankering for something pumpkin.
I am not much into pumpkin lattes. After all, I drink coffee because it tastes, well, like coffee. (Please don’t mess with the flavor of my coffee.) But give me an authentic flavored pumpkin scone or slice of pumpkin bread and you have a friend for life.
Another tradition we have that begins in the fall, are big family breakfasts on Saturdays. Although it can vary from day to day, most spreads include pork, eggs, and pancakes or waffles. I will be the first to admit, Farmer is our pancake and waffle extraordinaire. I seldom eat either.
That said, from time to time I like to treat him and the rest of the family to a new twist on an old staple.
Buttermilk is something that we have grown accustom to having on hand. Whether we are making cornbread, biscuits, or pancakes we simply prefer this flavor-rich, fermented dairy product.
So it didn’t take long to put two and two together. What could be better than adding pumpkin to buttermilk pancakes!
Equipment You Will Need:
- two bowls
- whisk (or a fork will do)
- griddle or cast iron skillet (Is there any wonder why I love my cast iron skillet so much?!?)
Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
Gentle beat egg in a bowl. Add buttermilk, pumpkin puree, and melted butter. Whisk until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. I use a whisk to make sure ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
Fold wet ingredients into dry. Stir until batter is smooth.
Heat a non-stick griddle or cast iron pan over medium heat. Once hot, pour 1/2 cup of batter for each pancake.
Cook pancake approximately 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Additional Recipe Tips & Pointers
Not sure when to first turn your pancakes? Wait until you see broken bubbles. Then flip your pancake and give an equal amount of time to the other side.
If you are looking to really go all out – try dropping a few chocolate chips onto your uncooked pancake once you ladle the batter onto the griddle. Yum! multiplied.
Want to really amp up the flavor in these buttermilk pumpkin pancakes. Learn how you can make your own puree in Making Pumpkin Puree.
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