Monday, November 11, 2013

Pumpkin Pancakes

Good morning! How was your weekend? I have had both a busy and a crazy one. My mom is visiting for a couple of weeks and we have been on a road trip, to a Christmas open house, buying and wrapping Christmas presents, baking, eating, reading, walking along the ocean and a few other thing. 

We also lost a lot of sleep, on Saturday night at 1:30 am all of the smoke detectors in the house went off, jolting us not only from a sound sleep but keeping us up for the next 3 hours. There was no fire, so we settled back into bed, a half an hour later the same thing. Let me tell you that it is just as jarring the second time and the third time and the fourth time as it is the first. Searching Google for some relief resulted in the two of us blasting all of the detectors with canned air at 2:30, vacuuming them at 3:00 and finally cutting the breaker to them at 3:30. Today I am the proud new owner of new smoke detectors! 

I thought since my poor mom was up wandering the house with me last night that she deserved a special treat for breakfast so I whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes.

There are a ton of great recipes for pumpkin pancakes on Pinterest but after a long night and about two hours of sleep I took the easy way out and simply adapted the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box. These pancakes are my new favorite Sunday breakfast, they are moist, fluffy and they taste just like a piece of  pumpkin pie. 

Pumpkin Pancakes with Toasted Pecans and Maple Syrup
Adapted from Bisquick

2 cups of Bisquick mix,
1 cup of milk
2 eggs
6 oz of pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of cloves
1/4 teaspoon of ginger
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

maple syrup

Mix Bisquick, milk and eggs in a bowl, add pumpkin and the spices. Mix well.

Heat skillet over low-medium beat and once heated pour 1/4 cup measured in the pan to create the pancakes.

When finished garnish with pecans, butter and syrup. Enjoy.

What did you bake, make or do this weekend? Did you travel, visit something interest or start preparing for the holidays?

Whatever you did I hope it was wonderful. I hoop you have  fabulous week!


  1. Those smoke detectors are HORRIBLE when they go off! Oh dear, good thing you got new ones. Who knows why they do this!

    Those pancakes are lovely, Elizabeth! How you manage to get so much done with a visitor at the house is beyond me! Relax and enjoy some quiet today! Anita

  2. I love that sweet face, did he get a pancake? I'll try these, Thanks.


  3. Love the doggie. And I also love pumpkin so I'll try these. xx's

  4. You are killing glad you are not my neighbor, I would be ringing your bell daily. These look SO good!

  5. Awww, what a cute dog too!

    I'd be quite displeased to be woken up that early by smoke alarms when there's nothing actually wrong.

  6. These look so yummy, Elizabeth! I was tempted to make them for my dinner tonight but I overindulged this weekend in DC with my daughter. Maybe next weekend! xoxo

  7. I am so going to make these! I love your doxie...I've got one too named Oscar :)

  8. Oh these sound delicious. Thanks so much for the reccipe. I would love to have you link up to my ongoing Inspire Me party - - - - - Plus we are having a Holiday Baking Party on the 20th. I would love to see you there too. Hugs, Marty

  9. I made these this morning. After I made the batter, I thought it was missing something... I think for pancakes there is always sugar in the mix (even when making pies, and muffins using pumpkin) so I added about 1/4 cup... next time I might add a little more. Over all they were really good.

  10. I made these this morning... They are really good and very easy. The only thing I did was add a little sugar to the mix... Thank you for the great recipe! I pinned on Pintrest.


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