Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pumpkin Pancakes with Orange-Caramel Syrup



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While searching for ways in which to use a small amount of leftover puree, I came across several recipes for pumpkin pancakes. I finally decided to play with one developed by Cara Eisenpress, who, along with her cohort Phoebe Lapine, created the blog Big Girls Small Kitchen. The two, both twenty-something cooks, have also written a book called Cara and Phoebe's Quarter Life Kitchen which will be in bookstores this spring. Their blog is terrific and I'm sure that their book, which features an introduction by Ina Garten, will be as well. While I've added a bit more spice and have created an orange-caramel syrup to drizzle over the finished pancakes, Cara's original recipe is solid. The changes that I made were simply to better suit the tastes of my family who love a hint of orange with their pumpkin. I must also admit that, unlike Cara, I cook my pancakes on an electric griddle. Folks would find the ones I make in a skillet most unappealing. If you plan to use the orange-caramel syrup, make it before you begin to work on the pancakes. For best taste, the pancakes and the syrup should both be served warm. I also suggest going easy with the syrup. It is very sweet and a little goes a long way. Both the pancakes and the syrup are simple to make. If you are looking for something a little different for fall and winter breakfasts, you might want to give these a try. Here are the recipes.

Pumpkin Pancakes with Orange-Caramel Syrup...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Cara Eisenpress

Ingredients:
Syrup
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
Pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon mace
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, or neutral oil


Directions:

1) To make syrup: Melt butter and brown sugar together in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add orange juice and simmer until mixture is thick and smooth. Stir in the orange zest and set aside. Keep warm.
2) To make pancakes: Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine pumpkin and egg and whisk to combine. Add milk, vanilla, and butter or oil, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and fold only until combined--a few remaining lumps will do no harm. Heat a cast iron skillet or electric griddle. Using 1/4 cup batter for each, cook until bubbles form on top and surface of pancakes is no longer shiny. Flip cook 3 minutes longer. Remove to a serving plate. Serve hot with room temperature butter and still warm syrup. Yield: 10 pancakes.

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Red Velvet Pancakes - The Sweet's Life

49 comments:

Kim said...

Oh! My! Lord! I think I'm falling in love...with a pancakes recipe! This will certainly be my sunday morning meal!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Wow'zers! I think I am in love. Pancakes are one of those things I am just not great at making - no matter how many times I've tried. These girls seem to have the right recipe! Your photo is a thing of pure beauty!

Anna A. said...

I've never had orange and pumpkin together but it sounds like the perfect match! Anything pumpkin is delicious. I, for one, could never ever show my pancakes to the world wide web as they come out looking like rejects from the science lab :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have plenty of pumpkis left so guess what I will be making. Diane

alwayswinner786 said...

Woooow! Mary nothing could be more delicious than this! Pumpkin pancake with orange caramel syrup what an awesome combo!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This would make one great sweet breakfast!

Rachana said...

These pancakes would make such a delicious breakfast. The photo is stunning.

Mickey said...

Perfect! I have been looking for a trusted pumpkin pancake recipe. Thank you! I can't wait to try it.
mickey

Dishesdone said...

You have me craving Sunday breakfast and it's only Thursday!

Katerina said...

I love pancakes but what really caught my eye here is the syrup. It looks absolutely mouthwatering.

Nina Timm said...

Oy Marie, my stacks never look as neat as yours. Love the pumpkin and orange combination, very clever!

Lyndsey said...

This looks fantastic! The combination of flavors sound great1

Kelly said...

How sumptuous does that look. I imagine that the orange, caramel and pumpkin flavors play so nicely together. This looks like it would be perfect for a special holiday brunch.

FOODalogue said...

What a combo! That's definitely an award winner and a great special occasion breakfast.

aipi said...

I definitely would want to eat these awesome pancakes for breakfast..they look luscious!

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Holly said...

This sounds divine!! I'm gonna head over to Cara's blog and check it out:)

Joanne said...

Pumpkin with orange, eh? That's a flavor combo I've never tried before. I could drown in that syrup, I'm pretty sure. Looks amazing.

bellini valli said...

I just have to try these some time soon Mary.

From the Kitchen said...

I, too, have pumpkin puree. I always freeze some wanting to extend fall into winter. These should be quite tasty to make during our predicted weekend snow "event"!

Best,
Bonnie

Ginny said...

Well, that syrup looks amazing! Could I keep leftover syrup in the fridge and reheat in the microwave, or does it all need to be used right away? I'm wondering if I can make it a day ahead, too.

Faith said...

true fact: one of the reasons I fell in love with my husband is he makes a MEAN pancake! :) Those look incredible, and I think I found my Christmas morning meal!

Faith said...

Oh, this looks marvelous, Mary! Pumpkin pancakes are fantastic alone, and then topped with orange-caramel syrup...over the top amazing!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Mary, have you tried Trader Joes organic canned pumpkin. It is so delicious.

Fondly,
Glenda

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Mary, even Ina couldn't make pancakes look that gorgeous. I really like the spices you've used.
Sam

Alessandra said...

This sounds so yummy! I too like a hint of orange with pumpkin :-)

Big Dude said...

I'd hate to have to decide which is better - the recipe or the photo.

Gloria said...

What lovely and yummy pumpkin pancakes!Lovely! gloria

Tasha said...

What a wonderful combination of flavors. This sounds like a perfect treat for a fall weekend morning.

penny aka jeroxie said...

lovely combination of yummy flavours. Love the photo!

Elin said...

Mary...I have never make pancakes with pumpkin and this is new to me. Great idea to use pumpkin and with that yummy orange caramel syrup....perfect combo ! Slurp slurp..I want a piece for my breakfast...can ? :)

Pondside said...

What a different sort of pancake. I have leftover pumpkin, so may give them a try on the weekend.
Like you, I use an electric griddle - always have. I'm not fond of burnt pancakes!

Julie said...

What a lovely breakfast recipe! Love the flavors in the syrup. Adding this to the possibilities for Sunday breakfasts!

Debbie said...

Yum. As always, you have the best ideas. I must do these soon. Happy Holidays.

Jenn said...

OH WOW!! Your photo makes me want to reach right in and grab that plate! These look SOOOO delicious!

The Caffeinated Globe said...

This is a dream breakfast for me. Pumpkin pancakes! And orange-caramel syrup!

Just want to let you know that, once again, I featured you, your blog, and one of your recipes. See for yourself:
http://caffeinatedglobe.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-time-spectacular-christmas-cookies.html

Maria said...

These pancakes look amazing! I hope they look that good when I try the recipe!
I found your post in the sidebar at Stone Gable... What a great blog you have! Love your title and photo!
I'll be back to visit again! Thank you for the great recipe!
~Maria

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love Pumpkin in my dishes and this calls for a try soon. Pancakes look delicious.

Marguerite said...

These pancakes look so heavenly that I'm going to have to make them for breakfast! And the orange caramel syrup is a perfect topping! Yum!

Cherine said...

Lovely pancakes. Those would make a wonderful breakfast!

Red Nomad OZ said...

This combines so many of my favourite flavours it should be banned!

Happy travels!!

Ana Powell said...

Next time I`ll make mine pumpkin pancakes
http://magicflavours.blogspot.com/2010/10/pumpkin-pancakes-panquecas-de-abobora.html
with your delicious Orange caramel syrup.
Delicious recipe ♥

EliFla said...

I love this orange syrup!!!!Thanks as always... blessings, Flavia

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Mary your images alwasy capture the deliciousness of your dish! You should make a book.

Rita said...

Didn't take you too long to get back in the swing of things.
I know for sure that I would love these pancakes; great photos as always.
Rita

Barbara said...

Those two girls sure have a good thing going, don't they? I love their blog. And these pancakes look marvelous. What a super photo, Mary!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I remember one Christmas I made pumpkin pancakes and then misplaced the recipe. They were delicious, and I had trouble finding another recipe, but eventually I was successful. The addition of the syrup is wonderful - I'll have to try it this year!

Mary said...

Mickey, I just wanted you to know that I tried to respond on your blog but was unable to make comments. I love your snowball cookies. They really look delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Andrew's Mom said...

Those look amazing. My niece loves everything pumpkin - I'm sending her this recipe and printing it for myself! Yummy.

carascravings said...

I love this idea.
Unlike in Canada, maple syrup is not readily available here in Korea, so I really love your version of syrup.

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