Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin cakes

It rained so hard last night it even woke me up a few times. I think fall and stormy weather has finally arrived. Even Thomas seemed to think it was way to wet outside. The rain and the wind are really starting to pick up.
I'm so glad I went on a bike ride Friday, it may be a while before I get to go again.

Everyone has been using pumpkin lately. For whatever reason I just haven't been ready to embark on the pumpkin journey yet, but now I am. What I really wanted was some Libbey's, but I settled for some organic pumpkin.

With the pumpkin puree I made some pancakes.
Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes
2 egg whites
3 TB. soymilk (or any other milk)
1/4 cup pumpkin
mix together
1/4 tsp. baking soda
dash salt
1/2 tsp. evaporated cane juice (or any other sugar)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
(I would pump it up to a 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and maybe add some pumpkin pie spice)
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (I would use a 1/3 cup next time)
mix everything together

I added some dark chocolate chips to the pancakes and topped them with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and a side of warmed up pear sauce for dipping.

The pancakes were thick and almost cake like. They were really good but needed some more pumpkin seasonings to bring out the pumpkin flavor.

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