Peter, Peter pumpkin-eater,Happy Halloween!
Aren't you tired of this old meter?
Remove your wife from pumpkin shell
And once she's outside, treat her well.
A little bit o' spice, a little bit o' sweet
A little bit o' something delicious to eat
Pancakes are perfect for being discreet--
They meet the requirements of trick and of treat.
Peter, Peter pumpkin-eater,
On verge of madness your days teeter!
If you want to apologize,
Cook this meal before her eyes.
Dessert's in its name, but it's ever-so-stealthy
And hides in plain sight, even passing as healthy!
On this All Hallow's Eve, this costume's ideal--
A big slice of cake dressed up as a meal.
This has been a pretty crazy month for me. Luckily, I have good friends who will come over and bake a bunch of pumpkin-flavored things with me. They will also tolerate my turning our leftover batter into desserty pancakes sprinkled with chocolate chips. They will also point and laugh as I have an awkward photo shoot with said pancakes outside, in public, because that's where the lighting's nicest.
...Friends are great.
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp + 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- bittersweet chocolate chips (optional)
Whisk together the pumpkin, egg, oil, water, brown sugar, baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and salt.
Whisk in the flour until just combined.
In a small bowl, stir together 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar.
Lightly oil a frying pan and heat over medium high heat. Scoop about 1/4 cup batter onto the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, until browned. Flip and brown on other side.
Repeat with remaining batter.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and, if desired, chocolate chips.