Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pumpkin Pomegranate Pancakes

It's Sunday morning, and I can't think of anything better when it's cold and rainy outside than a big plate of pancakes. I love coming up with different pancake recipes (since we have pancakes just about every weekend) and these are some of my favorites yet - the pumpkin makes the pancakes so moist, and the topping of pomegranate seeds with maple syrup adds a little bite and a bit of sweet-tartness. These would also be a wonderful breakfast on either Thanksgiving morning or the day after - as you can see they are quite festive!

Pumpkin Pomegranate Pancakes
Makes ~12-14 pancakes

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour (or 3/4 c. each regular whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour)
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 t. kosher salt
1 T. baking powder
1 c. canned or fresh pumpkin puree
1 T. maple syrup
1 T. molasses
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. lowfat milk
Pomegranate seeds and warm maple syrup, for serving

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the pumpkin, molasses, maple syrup, and eggs and blend well. Add the milk and stir to incorporate, then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Using a 1/4 c. measure, spoon out each pancake onto a griddle, keeping the other pancakes warm in a 200 degree F oven. Top each stack of pancakes with pomegranate seeds and serve with warm maple syrup.

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