pumpkin & pecan pancakes


So I’m giving the deuces to the pumpkin in my freezer. I don’t really know what giving the deuces means, other than that I saw Whitney on this past episode of America’s Next Top Model “give the deuces” and man, that is totally going into my social hand-sign repertoire. So deuces to pumpkin puree which means the other day i made cake, and now I’ve moved on to pancakes. But instead of going the plain jane route, I threw some pumpkin into the mix and oh! my!, what a fantastic breakfast! The pancakes were unbelievably light and fluffy and the pumpkin flavour worked so well with maple syrup. For added crunch I tossed some pecans into the batter and it was a perfect compliment. Of course with all pancake recipes, we always end up making too much. But don’t worry if you have too many pancakes that you can handle on a Sunday morning, these babies taste great toasted in the toaster on Monday….and what’s more perfect for a quick weekday breakfast than pancakes?! Leftovers never looked or tasted so good.

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12 comments to “pumpkin & pecan pancakes”

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    Joanne   March 19, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Leftovers rock!!

    I doubled your meatloaf recipe when I made meatloaf on Saturday and have been eating meatloaf all weekend.

    Served with mashed potatoes and steamed Edamame – I’m not complaining about leftover meatloaf – no siree bub!

    And I wouldn’t complain about leftover pancakes either especially when they are this tasty sounding.

    Pumpkin and pecans put the “cake” into pancakes.

    Yum!

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    Terry B   March 19, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    These pancakes sound excellent! If you don’t have a freezerful of pumpkin puree, can you use canned pumpkin instead?

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    kickpleat   March 19, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    joanne, i agree these pancakes definitely put the cake into pancakes!

    terry b: definitely use canned pumpkin…but make sure you don’t use pumpkin pie filling which is filled with sugar and spices and probably lots of bad things!

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    Lydia   March 19, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    I tell myself I can’t print out any new recipes until I make a dent in my current recipe stash and my new “Jamie’s Italy” book. Then I read this blog.

    I’m already making baked beans and beer bread for my boyfriend tomorrow, now I think he’s getting pancakes on Wednesday.

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    kickpleat   March 20, 2007 at 9:59 am

    lydia, you’ll have to let me know how the beans and bread turn out! and i’m sure he’ll love these pancakes for breakfast! good luck!

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    Sara   March 20, 2007 at 10:08 am

    yes please!!! I don’t like pumpkin pie, but i am slowly learning there is more than pie out there. i made a pasta sauce with pumpkin and wow! can’t wait to try these pancakes.

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    jenn   March 21, 2007 at 9:51 am

    OHHH i’m liking these!!!

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    kickpleat   March 21, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    i’ve made a squash pasta sauce before too sara and it was awesome! give the pumpkin a chance ;)

    jenn, there is much to like!!

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    Max   March 22, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    MMMM! My boyfriend and I have started a Saturday morning pancakes tradition and this looks like it’s up next!

    I’m going to second terry b’s question… I don’t have a freezerful of pumpkin puree either….. :)

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    Lydia   March 22, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Hey, the beans and bread were excellent. We were both completely enamoured of them, and they will be getting cooked again for sure.

    The pancakes weren’t such a success, due to me forgetting the milk until I’d burned the first batch, but they were still ok.

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    Anonymous   October 5, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Just made these… and they are amazing. Very fluffy and savory tasting. Will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Jennifer @ Imitation by Design   October 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I know this is an old post, but I just found it and made these today. They were so incredibly light and fluffy. For our personal tastes, I will probably add more spices next time, but overall they were excellent. =)

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