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Great Pumpkin Pancakes

Growing up, I was a big Peanuts fan and I waited patiently each year for It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! to come on TV.  My daughter is already a budding Snoopy fan like her mom and recently received the Halloween classic book from a family friend.  Now, I’m looking forward to watching the TV special with my daughter and I think we’ll have “pancakes for dinner” night. Good thing we already have a family-favorite recipe for the occasion.

Great Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 eggs
1 ¾ cup milk (or as needed)
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon oil
Cooking spray


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, and oil until well combined.
  3. Pour the “wet” over the “dry” ingredients. Stir until just mixed together. Lumps are okay.
  4. Carefully heat a griddle or frying pan on medium heat. Grease with cooking spray or a pat of butter.
  5. Ladle some of the pancake batter onto the pan to form 2-3” disks. For fun, spoon a little batter at the top of the circle to make a stem so the pancake resembles a pumpkin.
  6. When the bubbles start to pop on top and the bottom is slightly brown, flip with a spatula. Remove from pan when under side is browned.

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