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.