pumpkin pancakes


Pumpkin recipes perfect for fall

Autumn is the best time to get back in the kitchen. The fall flavors are delicious, the aromas are blissful, and our appetites are basically craving anything pumpkin. It’s hard to go wrong when a fall recipe calls for a can of pumpkin and the usual suspect companion spices — cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. The combination invokes pleasant memories of back-to-school, football games, Halloween and hayrides. Try these four cool weather pumpkin recipes and enjoy the season. Hearty Pumpkin Oatmeal Yields: 2 servings Hearty pumpkin oatmeal is a seasonal take on a classic cool-weather breakfast. The chopped dates and walnuts along with the crunchy apples will make this a household favorite. Ingredients 2/3 cups pumpkin 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup water 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves pinch of salt 1 cup milk of your choice 1/4 cup dates (6-7), chopped 1 apple, chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped Directions…

Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

While pumpkin pie, the king of fall foods, isn’t exactly a breakfast mom would approve of, you can still satisfy your morning sweet tooth without the guilt — or the gluten. These pumpkin pancakes are quick and easy, but they are also quite impressive. You’ll create an instant family favorite, guaranteed.  Not gluten-free? Substitute any quick-ready pancake mix you choose. This recipe leaves lots of room for customization — my favorite part of cooking. Top these pumpkin beauties with warm, sliced apples, cinnamon and walnuts, chocolate chips or even sliced peaches if you’re making them early enough in the season. These gluten-free pancakes freeze really well, so go ahead and double the batch. As you work with the ingredients, remember you want the batter to be pourable, but not runny. It should run off a spoon, but not spread too quickly in the pan. Easy Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Serves 2-3; Time: 10…