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New favorite recipes

Posted on: October 27, 2009

Last week we bought a pumpkin for carving. I was at a loss as what to do with all the pumpkin guts so I asked my BFF, Google.

Turns out you can just puree up those puppies.

So I did.

I set aside the pumpkin seeds for roasting, then I tossed all the guts into my blender (a little at a time) and hit “puree”.

I ended up with about 30 oz of puree.

With all my yummy pumpkin-ness, I made some new favorite treats I thought I’d pass along.

Pumpkin Pancakes*:

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar (I used sucanat instead)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I ran out of cinnamon, so I used pumpkin spice)

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt, stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

I made about 4 pancakes the first day and saved the batter. It filled up 1 1/2 12oz mason jars. It was even better the second day! And the third. 😉

Pumpkin Muffins*:

1 small sugar pumpkin, seeded (about one can of puree – 2 cups)

3 cups all-purpose flour (I used 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose)

2 cups white sugar (I used sucanat)

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cloves

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)

3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. *Makes 24 muffins.

Split pumpkin in half. Remove seeds and strings. Place on baking sheet, cut side down. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven until tender, about 90 minutes. Remove pumpkin pulp and puree in blender. Measure out 2 cups pumpkin puree; set aside. *Again, you can just use the canned puree, or homemade puree.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together 2 cups pumpkin puree, vegetable oil and eggs. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture until smooth. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Jonathan and I both agreed that these taste awesome, but are lacking something. Next time I make them (which might be pretty soon – as they are almost all gone!) I’m adding chopped up cranberries.

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9 Responses to "New favorite recipes"

Wow. I LOVE how God answers prayers! I was just telling Luke that I was going to look for a good Pumpkin Pancake recipe, but prayed for guidance before-hand. Praise Him for making it easy! Thanks for the recipe!

Yeah Holly! So glad to hear how God answered your prayer. They really are delicious, so enjoy! 🙂

I use that same pumpkin muffin recipe, but I sub in 1 cup of oatmeal for 1 of the cups of flour. That really improved them a lot in my opinion (I made the recipe as written the first time through) and gives them a much more interesting texture.

Kirsten – I saw on All Recipes the suggested for subbing the flour with oats, but I didn’t have any on hand to try. Glad to know they worked, so I can try them next time.

This is what I use for pumpkin pancakes and it’s a super fabulous recipe as well.

http://pinchmysalt.com/2007/10/14/my-recipe-for-whole-wheat-pumpkin-pancakes/

It looks similar to yours except I use a whole wheat flour, which you could probably use in your recipe without problem. The one I use calls for buttermilk, but I never have that on hand, so I always make my own by using adding vinegar to regular milk.

These look yummy!

Glad I could make you laugh!

what is a sugar pumpkin

Mmm now I want a pumpkin to carve just so I can cook with it : ) Thanks for sharing and LOVE the idea of putting oatmeal too way to go women!

Jamie – know those small “pumpkin pie” pumpkins? That’s a sugar pumpkin.

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