Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Pumpkin Patch Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup

I'm starting to get a jump on some Fall recipes. The kid's wanted pancakes for Saturday Morning Breakfast. I wanted to make something special so I combined the two and made Pumpkin Patch Pancakes.

Today was far from Fall Weather here in North Texas. We planned on staying in all day because we knew the weather was going to be very bad since Hurricane Ike was coming through. It was a great day to try a new recipe and just stay put in the house.

I came across this recipe about a week ago for Pumpkin Patch Pancakes from Laura's at Real Mom Kitchen. I've been wanting to make Pumpkin Pancakes for a long time.

All of the recipe I saw were really complex and required to many ingredients that i did not have on hand. I prefer not to make those kinds of recipes, I like to just keep it real plain and simple. 

Laura's recipe was perfect. I did make two adjustments in the recipe. I added brown sugar and vanilla extract.

It wasn't called for but after i made the batter i felt it was just missing something and needed a bit of sweetness, so i started with adding a bit of vanilla extract tried the batter and then added the brown sugar. I think it turned out perfect.

My youngest son Carson is in love with Pumpkin Bread, so i was hoping he would like the pancakes. Well i served them up and Carson is hooked.

The kids had maple syrup with theirs, but me and my husband drizzled on the Apple Cider Syrup. The pancakes and the syrup were decadent. I love this recipe!!!!!!!

I know for sure this is what we will be having for Thanksgiving and Christmas morning Breakfast.

 All I can say is you gotta make these pancakes they are OMYGOODNESS Good Ü In true Mommy's Kitchen fashion the full recipe is at the end of the post.

I added the additional brown sugar and vanilla measurements i used to the recipe.

These are the ingredients you will need.Pumpkin puree, brown sugar not pictured I decided to add it after I stared preparing the recipe. Vanilla extract, pancake mix or bisquick, eggs, pumpkinpie spice and milk. Apple Cider Syrup ingredients at the end of this post.

add your pancake mix to a large mixing bowl. I used Bisquick and followed the directions on the back of the box for regular pancakes. Mine required 2 cups dry mix so i doubled each of the ingredients listed below.

add milk then add


vanilla extract,

and pumpkin 1/4 cup per 1 cup of pancake mix so double the pumpkin

then add the pumpkin pie spice

mix well with electric mixer

 add brown sugar to the batter and blend well again with electric mixer.

Cook your pancakes in a hot skillet or griddle. watch closely when you start to see bubbles flip pancake to the other side.

Look how pretty and golden brown Ummmm they're almost ready at this point I just couldn't wait to dig in.

Lets start to prepare the apple cider syrup. Next time i will do this in reverse order. I will prepare the syrup first so it can cool down a bit while i prepare the pancakes.

It was really hard to wait for the syrup after the pancakes were finished LOL. Ü

I prepared a half recipe of the syrup 4 cups just sounded like a lot. The half recipe was perfect. Add sugar to a small sauce pan.

add cornstarch

pumpkin pie spice

stir in apple juice or cider

mix well and bring to a boil. Boil until desired thickness. If mixture isn't thick enough for your taste add a bit more dry cornstarch to a separate bowl add a bit of the apple mixture to make a paste and add to the sauce pan stir quickly until desired thickness is reached.

Let syrup cool a bit because it will be very hot. Serve over pancakes.

Yummo Good!!!!!!!

Pumpkin Patch Pancakes:Mix up your favorite pancake mix according to package directions.
For every 1 cup of dry mix used, mix in the following and blend well.

¼ cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Apple Cider Syrup:
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 cups apple juice or apple cider

I did not have apple cider on hand so I substituted with apple juice.

In a sauce pan mix together, sugar, cornstarch, and pumpkin spice. 

Stir in apple juice or apple cider. Bring to a boil, remembering to stir occasionally.

Boil until desired thickness. Remove from heat and serve over Pumpkin Patch Pancakes.


Joan said... #

Tina it looks wonderful. My youngest daughter came home from a sleepover this morning and said the other mom made pancakes with homemade syrup. I am not sure to even know how to attempt that, she said it was so delicious. I am anxious to try this (tomorrow!) I am going to let you know how it went. Yours look very delicious.

If I can do plain pancake syrup I surel can try yours. Thanks for the
great instructions.
Your cooking bud!

Stephanie said... #

I saw that recipe too. I really want to try it! *mental note - go buy pumpkin!*

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi Joan I just love it when you stop by. I wastnt sure about attempting the syrup, but I did it!!!! The kids prefered good old bottled syrup on theirs but me and my husband and neighbor loved the syrup. It was really easy to do. LMK how you like the recipe if you end up making it. This one is definitly a keeper.

Stephanie, didnt it just look to die for when you saw them. I couldnt wait to make the either after seeing them at Lauras site. I love the simplicity of the recipe. Dont forget the pumpkin.

RecipeGirl said... #

What a wonderful pre-fall breakfast! I'm itching to get going on apple/pumpkin recipes. I might just have to make the teachers some treats this week!

Laura said... #

I am so glad you liked them. I'm gonna have to try them again with your additions of brown sugar and vanilla.

Lunch Buckets said... #

The pumpkin pancakes sound wonderful! Not sure I can give up my maple syrup though :)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, it looks like you're ready for the autumn weather. I am too. We don't make breakfast during the week, but I do like a nice big breakfast on the weekend. And these are going to be on my list to make. Thank you my friend, great post, as always.

VG said... #

The pancakes look awesome. I really like your step by step guide. Makes the process so much easier to learn

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Lori, the teachers would love these pancakes. This is a very simple recipe.

Hi Laura, this recipe was wonderful. You need to try the addition of the Brown Sugar and the Vanilla it really makes the pumpkin flavor pop. My kids are already asking for more. I need to make some up and freeze them for before school breakfast, they wanted them this morning but i just dont have the time during the school week.

Teresa I am always jumping the gun on the holidays I have always been that way. We love a big breakfast on the weekends and sometimes breakfast for dinner thats a favorite in our house. I hope you stayed dry on Saturday from Ike. We got a lot of rain in Big "D".

Lunch Buckets, i thought the same thing just serve both maple syrup and the apple cider syrup. It is so yummo you have to make it you will be pleasantly surprised.

Hi VG, I am a step by step learner so i hope this helps everyone out. These are wonderful pancakes. i am so glad i came across the recipe.

Shawna said... #

YUMMMMMMM...these looks so utterly delicious...putting ingredients on my list of things to get SOON!!!!

Mindy said... #

Omigosh those look so good! I love pumpkin everything. Your peach ice cream looks awesome, too. I copied these recipes, and I am going to try them out soon.
-Mindy, one of the sisters from sisterscafe.

inmomniac said... #

I just made these this morning - they were so good! The syrup makes a LOT ... does it keep well in the fridge?

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

inmomniac, I am not sure on storing the apple cider syrup in the fridge. I had noted in the pictured instructions that i only made a half recipe of the syrup because i thought it would be to much. The half recipe was perfect. You can try and store it in the fridge it use it within the week i assume. Maybe you can look online about homemade syrup storage.

The Double Dipped Life said... #

This sounds so good, and so simple! Thanks!

newlyweds said... #

Oh these look wonderful!! I love the homemade syrup!! Thanks for linking up to the pumpkin round up.

Cassie said... #

Oh YUM! Looks like I'm making pancakes for breakfast tomorrow!