harvest pancakes

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We woke up this morning to a hyper puppy. Both hoping for just a few more minutes of sleep, Chris scooped him up to the bed thinking some cuddles would calm him down. We were so wrong. Wyatt excited by the attention, pounced and jumped around digging through our big duvet, licking our ears and cheeks as we tried to duck away. We soon realized there would be little to no sleeping in this morning. Tail wagging, we all marched downstairs.

Chilly drizzle and grey skies meant we had very little to do this morning. We grabbed coffee and headed to the living room to watch an Alien marathon. Half watching we lounged around talking about our costumes for tonight’s Halloween parties and eyed Wyatt as he curled up at our feet to fall back asleep! *sigh

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I made some roasted vegetables to go with a bean salad yesterday and had some extra sweet potato and butternut squash left.  There have been a few recipes for pumpkin and butternut squash pancakes that have caught my eye and I thought I’d give it a try. Still in pajamas and our big woolie socks we mixed and measured and made a delicious breakfast!

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INGREDIENTS:

2 large eggs
1/2 cup butternut squash & sweet potato, roasted mixed and mashed
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

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DIRECTIONS:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together, squash, syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

In a smaller, separate bowl, mix together  flour, salt and baking soda. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Separate eggs adding the yolk to mixture. Beat whites to fluffy and flood into batter

Lightly grease a griddle with butter a. Using a ladle, pour the batter by the scant 1/4 cupful onto the griddle and cook just until bubble appear on the surface.  Carefully flip and cook on the other side until the pancake is done, about one minute more.

Serve warm with additional maple syrup!

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These were amazingly light and fluffy (we think because of the egg whites). They we full of autumn cinnamon and nutmeg flavor. Now, with full belly’s we will start our finishing touches on our Halloween costumes for tonight’s events! I can’t wait to see our wonderful friends and their crazy outfits!!! YAY!!

 

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