Hike and Pancakes

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yesterday after hitting the gym, I convinced Alex to conquer the Y with me. I decided we should do that before leaving Provo. So after pretending not to hear his whining about sore legs and missing football (blah,blah,blah), we set out and he totally ate it all up. It was the perfect fall day- crisp sweater weather with leaves turning all sorts of reds and oranges. 

Best time of year. 

It was great. I loved it. Alex found a walking stick within 30 seconds and we worked on expanding his one word answers to my thought provoking questions:) I'm pleased to say it's coming along people!

Those appear to be rolling hills, but don't let them fool you- I'm telling you it hurts.

...Which is why we decided to celebrate and most likely ruin all those calories we vigorously burned. But trust me, these were definitely worth it.

Pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon syrup. 

Oh yes. And actually, they're not that bad for you. Relatively of course.

I found this wonderful thing on pinterest, from Here

(yields 6 large pancakes)  
1 cup flour
1 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Tbs vinegar

In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Cinnamon Syrup:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract (or a few...)
1 cup water

Stir all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, stir occasionally until boiling. Let it boil for a few minutes while stirring until it thickens. Remove from heat and set aside until needed.


 We also made caprese egg cups to complete breakfast for dinner. Those were good too, but the pancakes definitely stole the show. Enjoy and happy halloween!

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