Basic Sunday Heaven: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

WARNING: The following post contains information that may be considered too basic for some individuals. If you do not enjoy monograms, Lilly Pulitzer, Starbucks lattes, and all things fall – this post may not be for you. Please read with caution.Pumpkin Spice Pancakes | Diamonds & Bacon

Fall and pumpkin, they go together like a sorority girl and hair bows. I cannot go anywhere these days without seeing something pumpkin inspired – I’m pretty sure I spotted pumpkin spice Febreeze the other day. So of course, it was only a matter of time before I came down with pumpkin fever and featured something pumpkin spice here.

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To be honest, I am not totally insane about pumpkin (I have never liked the PSL), and summer is still my favorite season, but in the fall I do love a lot of snuggling up the couch for football on the weekends. Ever since I was a little girl, my mom and dad would always cook up great weekend breakfasts and we’d watch football alllllll day. This pancake recipe brought me right back to those days and made me feel all warm and fuzzy.Pumpkin Spice Pancakes | Diamonds & Bacon

So before you spend your fall days apple picking, pumpkin spicing everything, watching football, and crafting to your heart’s content, make a delicious breakfast and include a batch of these pancakes.  Warm up some real maple syrup to go with them, and enjoy the fall foliage these  next couple of weeks while it lasts.Pumpkin Spice Pancakes | Diamonds & Bacon


Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes      Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6         

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk, but any milk will work)
  • ½ can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ginger

 Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until smooth (I find it’s easiest to mix the wet and add in the dry)
  2. Spray griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat
  3. Cook pancakes in batches, using about a ¼ cup of batter for each pancake
  4. Once bubbles begin to form on the edges of the pancakes, flip and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown
  5. Serve pancakes hot with warm 100% real maple syrup (seriously, real maple syrup is the best and these pumpkins deserve better than that corn syrup maple flavored crap trying to be maple syrup. Just trust me here).