Pumpkin In My Pan(cake)


Funny story. As you may know, I’ve been super excited that it’s pumpkin time. One week in and I’ve already made Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal 4 times. So, yesterday (Saturday), it was time. I had waited long enough. Bring on the Pumpkin Pancakes! We were in a little bit of a hurry, as we were heading out to see our nephew play football, but I simply could not wait one more day.

I gathered all the ingredients, and started pouring and measuring like crazy…multi-tasking at its best. I even took  out the camera so I could take pretty pictures along the way. The batter looked a little runnier than I had remembered, but it had been a year since I had last made them. I didn’t think anymore of it.  I left my husband in charge, while I ran upstairs to take a shower. When I came back down, he was busy trying to scrape the remnants of a poorly flipped pancake off the griddle. I rolled my eyes. Rookie. I quickly took over.

Within minutes, I handed him a plate full of suspiciously flat pancakes, and he started eating. Then he added more syrup. And then a little more syrup. But, he kept on eating. While I was flipping the next pancake, a piece broke off. Not able to stand the waiting any longer, I shoved it into my mouth. Chewed. And chewed. But I could not swallow it. Most disgusting tasting pancake I have ever eaten. And there is my honey, choking them down, not wanting to say anything. What a guy.

Long story short, the rest of the batter went down the garbage disposal, and I quickly whipped up some Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal to take with me on the road.

This troubled me all day. I could not figure out where I had gone wrong. All I can say is nothing good comes of multi-tasking while creating in the kitchen. At least not for me. At my age.

This morning I felt a strong need to redeem myself. Hubby headed off to church early, and I went to work whipping up another batch of pancakes. Totally nailed it. Even texted the honey a picture of my pancakes so he would come back home between services for a quick bite. (And pick me up…I’m kinda sneaky that way.)

So here you have it, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes compliments of Vegenista, a recipe I followed to the letter! Or at least I followed it to the letter today. That probably wasn’t the case yesterday. Alright, alright…I made a few minor changes today too, but thankfully they turned out absolutely scrumptious!

Ingredients are gathered.
Wet ingredients…
…and dry ingredients.
Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
Give a stir and wait another 5 minutes. Excruciating!!! I just want to make pancakes!
And it’s time to make pancakes!
Wait for the edges to look dry…
and for bubbles to appear.
That’s quite a stack of pancakes! Nice and fluffy too. (I already ate my two by this time.)
These are not sweet pancakes AT ALL…so pecans, coconut flakes and carob chips are a must for me! So is maple syrup!


Love the light and fluffy texture!



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