Thanksgiving is just under a week away! Can you believe it? November is nearly gone and the New Year will be here before we know it. I truly believe time flies!
This Thanksgiving will be my husband and I’s first Thanksgiving in our new home and our first time hosting my family for dinner. I am incredibly excited but also a little bit anxious. I love hosting our families but I tend to worry about every last detail – I want everything to be perfect.
Whether or not the details turn out exactly how I want – I will treasure the time spent with my family. The majority of us all live in the same town but life is awfully hectic and so it can be difficult for all of us to gather under one roof. I hope to savor every moment of our time spent together.
Speaking of savoring – I couldn’t resist sharing a recipe that would be a delightful start to your family’s Thanksgiving! These pumpkin pancakes are light, fluffy and have the perfect amount of pumpkin spice flavor. They are super simple to make and will be just what you need to hold you over until the real feast begins.
Be sure to savor this Thanksgiving. Let every person sitting at the dinner table know how much you treasure them. Give thanks to God for each and every loved one gathered as well as the ones who are there in spirit.
May you have a blessed holiday!
YIELD: 8 PANCAKES
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
In a small bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and the salt.
In a separate larger bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk until combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth and consistent.
Heat a griddle or flat pan over medium heat and coat with nonstick spray.
Pour 1/4 cup portions of batter and cook until the edges begin to bubble. Flip to finish cooking.
Serve with warm maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar, pecans, or chocolate chips for a little bit of extra fall flavor!