Sunday mornings call for a special breakfast at our house. This goes back to the days when we raced through the week going in all different directions, school, soccer, basketball, baseball – three kids going in three different directions. Except for Sunday mornings. Sunday mornings were reserved for the comics, printed in color and a real breakfast, eaten together at the table. Although times have changed, Sunday breakfast has not.
These days I try to find a new recipe to make and photograph on Sunday mornings. Pancakes are always a popular choice and I was lucky enough to find a ‘faceless’ recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes waiting for a photograph at AllRecipes.
The usual lineup of ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon & nutmeg combined with pumpkin puree, milk and an egg. As I was mixing up the batter it occurred to me there was something missing…. SALT! I went back and re-read the recipe, nope no salt listed. I double checked other tried and true pancake recipes and they all called for at least 1/2 teaspoon of salt. A trial ‘taste test’ pancake confirmed the need for a little salt.
All said and done, NB Papa & I would give these high marks and they will make an appearance again. As written the batter is a little thick and they really need to be cooked over medium heat. The subtle flavor of the pumpkin and spices was spot on. Perfect for a special Sunday breakfast.
My version of Sunday Morning Pumpkin Pancakes
Adapted from Allrecipes, Simply Pumpkin Pancakes