Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Passion

The joy of pumpkin has entered my soul yet again and I'd like to share some delicious treats!

Pumpkin Pancakes (from allrecipes.com)
We made these last night for dinner and they were great! So wonderful and tasty!
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Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tblspns brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vinegar

In separate bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil, and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt, stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Spread the batter out a bit so it isn't so think. Brown on both sides and serve hot with maple syrup and butter. Makes 6 servings.

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
We made these the other day with Aunt Danae and Ryan ate three the same night...
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Ingredients:
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 oz. of cream cheese

Toppings:
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine egg, milk, pumpkin, and oil. Stir in remaining ingredients except cream cheese until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Fill greased tins about 1/2 full. Divide cream cheese into 12 equal portions. Place cream cheese in center of batter and top with remaining batter to 3/4 full. Combine topping ingredients and mix well. Sprinkle over each muffin. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot (or warm up before eating). Makes 12 muffins.

If you have some pumpkin recipes you love, let me know.
Link here so I can indulge in the pumpkin passion!

1 comment:

Heidi Boos said...

These look yummy! Can't wait to give them a try!