how to make pumpkin pancakes

November 13, 2009

I received a wonderful email from one of my readers the other day. Julie emailed me to tell me about a fun book she discovered and read with her daughter. The book, Pumpkin Day by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, inspired them to have a pumpkin day of their very own. I wanted to share with you some of what she wrote.

After reading the book, they did several activities:
  • Pumpkin science experiment to find out if it would sink or float in the kitchen sink (How fun is that? I am going to do this with Juliet next year.
  • After the experiment, her daughter washed and dried the pumpkin (Another, why didn't I think of that? moment for me!)
  • They drew on a face and then scooped out the insides and carved the pumpkin.
  • She shared some of the Pumpkin Patch parable that she read about on Impress Your Kids.
  • They roasted pumpkin seeds.
  • And finally, made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast the next morning!
And not just any pancakes, ones with faces! Aren't they amazing? She sent the recipe in case anyone would like to make them.

Pumpkin Pancakes:

1. Mix a bowl of batter from a regular pancake recipe (a mix is just fine) enough for 10-12.
2. Add 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, & 1/4 tsp cinnamon; mix well.
3. Make pancakes as usual on a skillet.
We had extra to freeze! TASTY!!!!

Wondering how to make the fun faces? Here's what she said:

I used an empty squirt bottle (from agave nectar or a honey bottle would work) to make the details of the pumpkin on the griddle first, waited a bit, filled in the blanks and then waited and then flipped it, presto! a cute jack-o-lantern face!
I haven't read Pumpkin Day yet, but we just checked out Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and Juliet loved it. It's more of a spring-themed book, but it was a fun read anyways.

Thank you so much, Julie, for sharing your book find and ideas with me! I hope to make some pumpkin pancakes soon!

Anyone else have a good book or activity idea to share? I LOVE hearing from you!


Ana said...

those are lovely! and yummy, we are huge pancakes fans :)

Chels said...

We like Nancy Elizabeth Wallace books too! This one looks fun!

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