Pumpkin Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup
I’ve found a new love in life….of course I love all things strawberry, but I’ve put two loves together….strawberries and pumpkin!
Pumpkin pancakes! These little cake-like beauties are flavorful and fluffy and everything I want in a pancake! To make them extra special, they are topped with homemade strawberry syrup and they became as delicious as delicious can be!
For the pancakes – very simple, the dry ingredients are; flour, baking soda – some spices; pumpkin pie spice, sugar & salt, the wet ingredients milk, pumpkin puree and an egg. I mixed everything together being careful not to over mix. I allowed it to rest for about an hour and then it was time to make the pancakes!
I kept them small – silver dollar size, because then it’s fun and you can enjoy a couple! For the last batch I sprinkled mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans on the batter just after I ladled them into the skillet. Talk about overindulgent, WOW!!! For me it was a bit of a sugar overload, but for my hubby – he gave it two thumbs up. Devine!
Pumpkin Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup
Pumpkin pancakes - to make them extra special, they are topped with homemade strawberry syrup and they delicious, light & fluffy!
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon melted butter
- 1 egg
- Optional add-ins - pecans and chocolate chips morsels
- In a medium sized bowl, sift together the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, sugar, pumpkin pie spice & salt - set aside
- Mix together the milk, pumpkin puree, butter & egg.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or generously coat with butter.
- Cook pancakes on side one until bubbles come to the top & burst (about 3-4 minutes), flip and cook on side two until golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite topping.
Strawberry syrup is so easy to make – two part strawberry to one part sugar. Crush the berries well and heat over the stove on medium high heat. Whatever you do…don’t allow it to boil or you’ll have strawberry jam and though good…that’s not what we’re looking for today! Stir the berries frequently and occasionally crush them to really combine the sugar and strawberries. Just before it comes to a boil, remove it from the heat and place a sieve over a bowl and pour the mixture into the sieve. Allow it to drain thru – just walk away and leave it alone! (In other words, don’t try and force the liquid out of the berries) Drain for about 10 minutes – when the dripping stops, remove the sieve and discard the berries.
Allowing the berries to drain in the sieve without squeezing out the liquid will give you a perfectly clear syrup. If you compress the berries the liquid will be cloudy and you’ll probably get some small seeds in the mixture. That’s ok – doesn’t change the taste, but it wasn’t what I was going for. 2 cups berries, one cup sugar will give you about 1 1/2 cup of sweet and delicious strawberry syrup and it keeps in the refrigerator for about a week – yum! Is syrup really that easy? Yup, sure is. You can use this recipe to make syrup with most any kind of berries. You may need to adjust the sugar if your berries are a little more tart or a little more sweet. And when it’s this simple, why not make it yourself? Enjoy!
Homemade Strawberry Syrup is super easy to make with only two ingredients.
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup sugar
- Crush the berries well and mix with the sugar. In a heavy bottom pot, heat over the stove on medium high heat.
- Whatever you do...don't allow it to boil or you'll have strawberry jam and though good...that's not what we're looking for today! Stir the berries frequently and occasionally crush them to really combine the sugar and strawberries.
- Just before it comes to a boil, remove it from the heat.
- Place a sieve over a large bowl. Pour the strawberry mixture into the sieve and allow it to drain thru - about 10 minutes. Just walk away and leave it alone! (In other words, don't try and force the liquid out of the berries.
- Drain for about 10 minutes - when the dripping stops, remove the sieve and discard the berries.
- This will make about 2 1/2-3 cups of delicious homemade strawberry syrup and keeps in the refrigerator for about a week.
You need to try this! It’s an amazing combination of flavors and so easy to make. Little kids and big kids would love this for breakfast on the weekend or like us – breakfast for dinner! Does this tempt your tastebuds?