If you’re like me, you’re always looking on Pinterest, FoodPorn, Instagram and essentially any other social media site for mouth-watering new recipes to dazzle your family and friends with for the holiday season (or for a weekend night in). With Thanksgiving right around the corner and the “pumpkin craze” in full swing, here are 5 recipes that will have you being thankful for all things pumpkin this season!
1. Scrumptious Pumpkin Pancakes: To make Thanksgiving morning a little sweeter
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup spelt flour (or all purpose flour)
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1 1/2 cups milk (you can substitute non-fat!)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 tbs vegetable oil
Bananas, nuts and/or raisins for topping
Directions: In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Then in a separate small bowl, wisk together the milk, pumpkin, eggs and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful not to over-mix. The batter will be thick! Ladle batter in desired portions over a nonstick pan or griddle and flip when bubbles begin to break on the tops. Cook another few couple of minutes and remove from the griddle.