11/15/08

buttermilk-pumpkin pancakes

Oh. my. goodness. These were so good. Can I just let the photos do the talking? I mean these were some of the best pancakes I've made in years. Adding that pumpkin puree to them made alllllllll the difference. And using buttermilk helped a lot too. And you know what? I used a pancake mix to help me out so it was super easy to make (I was strapped for time and hadn't been to the grocery store, but had a box of this in the cupboard). I used the Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix.

So basically I kind of followed the directions on the box, but instead of using water or milk I used buttermilk and added in some pumpkin puree, along with a couple dashes of salt, a couple dashes of pumpkin pie seasonings. Mixed, not overmixed till I got a nice thick, not watery batter. I got my batter to be very thick, thicker than cake batter, by not adding in the full amount as suggested of liquids. For me, in the past, the thicker the pancake batter they fluffier the batter, but then again we love our pancakes thick and hearty, not light and fluffy. And I fried these bad boys in butter, not oil, not PAM. That's it. Served with warmed maple syrup.

Have any of you tried this pancake mix? I was so surpised at how good it tasted. Normally I make my pancakes from scratch, but I'm rethinking it with this brand. And the best part is experimenting what to add in for the next batch; caramelized apples, sweet potato puree, spicy pecans, blueberries, ricotta, the list could be endless. Who would have thought a pancake like this would come out of a box? Weird I say, weird.

27 comments:

  1. Such a fluffy stack of pancakes!! Fabulous!!

    Never heard of that brand of pancake mix.

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  2. You are right, they look so good. What a great idea to add the pumpkin puree.

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  3. You have a lovely blog I love the pictures. :-)

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  4. Can I have those for dinner today? I love their thickness!! I allways do mine from scratch but trust you that these are good!

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  5. Nice looking pancakes! I enjoyed the pumpkin pancakes that I made as well.

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  6. Wow, that's absolutely yummy!!!

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  7. I have pumpkin pancakes on my short list. That's great that such awesome pancakes came out of a box. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  8. I've used this brand before. Pancakes are one of those things that I actually make from a box sometimes. I like your autumn modifications :)

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  9. Looks reeally good Dawn-- I've been rethinking my no-breakfast thing for days now! :) To be honest I always make pancakes from a box. But I'd prefer the ones where I have to add my own egg and my own fat (no "just add water" mixes)-- at least I can control what kind of fat goes in.

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  10. I am just going to do a David Copperfield move on these fluffy pancakes and make them magically appear on my dining table in the morning!

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  11. I am going to have to give these a try since I am in charge of cooking breaking on Thanksgiving day. They sound divine and your pictures make them look more fantastic.

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  12. We are on the same wavelendth here! I love pumpkin pancakes!

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  13. Oh, how I love pancakes. I haven't had any in so long. These look wonderful.

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  14. I have a can of pumpkin that I need to use up..this looks perfect.
    I have seen this brand but havent picked it up yet because my sister bought the lemon square box of it and I thought they were gross. But since you gave the pancake mix rave reviews, I might have to give it a whirl!

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  15. Mmmm, I have to try these. I use their belgian waffle mix too and it's great. You can subsitute apple cider for the milk which adds great flavor.

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  16. I've used Krusteaz mix for years. I love the stuff. I hate to admit that they make a better mix than what I can make from scratch. Well...at least there is a whole lot less labor involved. I've never been disappointed with anything in their product line. I get more compliments on their mix than I do on homemade. I love that you put pumpkin and pie spice into these. I'd make pancakes this morning...but we are having bacon butties in about 15 minutes. :-)

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  17. I have tried their bread mixes and their hiney cornbread (not good) but never their pancake mix. I might give it a try someday!

    Thanks for the recommendation :-)

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  18. I haven't heard of that pancake mix either. Great addition of the pumpkin!

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  19. WOW!! These look amazing. I cannot wait to try these. thanks for sharing

    zesty

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  20. The photos do the talking, but your tips are simply wonderful.

    I've never tried this brand before, but as much as I hate to admit it, I've always found that pancake mixes work better than homemade for me.

    Love the addition of pumpkin and fresh buttermilk. Genius!

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  21. yes maam, these photos do plenty of talkin'. sweet, sweet talkin'. pancakes just make me happy. :)

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  22. I have never tried that brand but will have to based on another one of your great recommendations!! I like the addition of the pumpkin puree, very delicious sounding!

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  23. My family has been using that brand for years. They do muffins and a not too bad buckwheat pancake mix... ya know if you're in a crazy mood :)

    These are fantastic, you were right about the pics doing the talking! Nice and floaty thick.

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  24. Wow, those came from a mix? They look delicious!! I love how thick they are! I will take a stack smothered in syrup! Yum! Pumpkin pancakes are my new favorite too!

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  25. wow... they look so perfect... :)

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  26. They looks so fluffy and delicious. I just made pumpkin pancakes using Bisquick...easy and tasty.

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  27. I've used Krusteaz for years also, and I LOVE the stuff! It makes perfect pancakes. I'll have to try your pumpkin ones - they sound delicious!
    Have you tried the whole grain pancake mix from Krusteaz? Mmm! soooo good! Especially when you add a little vanilla and some chopped pecans to the batter, and then fresh berries to the top of your pancakes!

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