Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I have mixed feelings (no pun intended) about pre-made box mix shortcuts. While I'd like to say that "from scratch is always better," the truth is, some of my favorite things that I've ever made have been based on box mixes (like chocolate ice cream cupcakes and lemon sunshine cookies). I'm adding these pancakes to the list.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I got this recipe from one of my favorite twitter friends, Rachael, on a Sunday morning after I shared my pancake-flipping phobia with the world.

So here's what I discovered about pumpkin and pancakes. I was conservative with the pumpkin, so the color and flavor just barely came through in the end result, and the dish could've used more. But these were far and away the moistest, best-textured pancake I've ever had. Even if you're not a pumpkin fan, adding just a dollop to your pancake batter will make all the difference in the world. I will definitely be making these again.

Some of my best childhood memories involve my Poppy's pancakes. I think of him whenever I eat them, and know that he'd be really proud that I finally learned to flip them myself.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
From Rachael
Printable Recipe

Bisquick or other pancake mix, plus milk, eggs, etc. (per box instructions) to make the batter; or your favorite pancake recipe from scratch
Extra milk
Canned pumpkin (not pie filling), 1/2 to 1 cup to taste
2 Tbsp. sugar
Chocolate chips, roughly 1/3 cup

1. Make bisquick pancake batter according to package directions. Stir in pumpkin. Add extra milk in small increments until the batter returns to its original consistency. Stir in sugar.

2. Prepare pancakes according to package directions. After adding batter to pan, immediately drop chocolate chips onto the pancakes. Serve warm with maple syrup.

7 comments:

abuddinglife said...

YAY! Pumpkin and chocolate chip love! Oops, now I'm hungry.

Lauren said...

GF pancake mixes are wonderful, but I don't know if I'd be able to alter them this much (GF tends to be way less forgiving). Anyways, these look fantastic & I love the idea =D.

Megan said...

I could go for a big stack of these right now! I like that the pumpkin was real and not part of the mix. I've had some pumpkin pancake mixes that have been okay, but they're usually over-spiced and lack that moistness you mentioned.

Linda said...

I tend to do a lot of half mix-half homemade. Mixes make my life a whole lot easier but homemade tastes better.

Jill said...

I'm the same way about packaged mix things, but these sound fantastic from your description!

P.S. I was totally inspired by your Pumpkin Whoopie Pie post and I had to try them out and post about it too. I hope that it's ok that I linked your post in my write up. :)

Karine said...

Your pancakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

years ago I had a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip loaf that was divine. I lost the recipe - can't wait to try these for my granddaughter on her first sleepover my house - she is 3!

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