Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes
with Maple Cotton Candy and Woven Bacon

So the family is staying Thanksgiving weekend? You are not sure what to make for an impressive breakfast that will perpetuate the feast?  The Goddess on the Go deems it the perfect opportunity for one last hurrah for a favorite fall flavor, pumpkin.

These superbly spiced pumpkin pancakes will make a warm and hearty breakfast.  Serve topped with a  puff of maple cotton candy and add a side of woven bacon.  If maple cotton candy is a bit sweet for your tastes, you could also top them with cinnamon whipped cream or butter. Regardless of what you choose to top your pancakes with, your company will be talking about your culinary skills for years to come.

You may be tired from cooking for Thanksgiving, so don't shy away from engaging everyone and asking for help.  Dish out those assignments - people really do want to feel useful.  Besides, as a goddess, you're entitled to help.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients

2 cups All Purpose Flour

3 tablespoons packed Light Brown Sugar (compact into measuring spoon)

3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 cup Pumpkin Puree

1 3/4 cup Whole Milk

1 Large Egg lightly whisked

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

2 tablespoons melted Butter

Additional Butter for frying pancakes

Makes 14 pancakes. Recipe may be doubled or tripled, but make sure you use the right size bowl!

Woven Bacon

1 lb of thick cut bacon

Each pound of bacon makes 4 squares that can be shared.  Judge your guests appetites and purchase accordingly.

Topping

Maple Cotton Candy

I purchased my maple cotton candy online from Canada.  It is called Barbe a Pape a l'erable, which is translated - Papa has Maple in his Beard.  There are also many kinds available on Amazon.

or

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Ingredients

1 - 8 ounce container of Heavy Cream

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Pancake Instructions

Combine the dry ingredients.  Set aside.

Whisk together egg, milk, pumpkin, vanilla and melted butter.

Combine dry and wet ingredients with a large spoon until well mixed.

Heat pan and melt butter, carefully so it doesn't burn.  Place 1/4 cup of batter in pan for each pancake.  Cook about 3 minutes until golden brown..  Add a bit of butter before you turn and cook 3 more minutes on the other side.

As pancakes are done place on a plate and cover. 

Microwave a bit to warm them just before serving.

Woven Bacon Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (not 425 you want to prevent it from curling).

Cut 3 slices of bacon in half.

Lay 3 half slices next to one another.

Weave an additional 3 halves on top alternating top and bottom slices.

Bake for 20 minutes, or more, until golden brown.  Baking time varies.

Place bacon on paper towels when done and blot up extra grease.

Serve with pancakes.

Instructions for Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Chill bowl and beaters in freezer for 30 minutes.

Pour cold heavy cream in bowl and start whipping.

Add the cinnamon and sugar and whip until desired consistency. Watch carefully, cream can go from soft to stiff peaks quickly.

Place a dollop on each pancake stack or top with Maple Cotton Candy.

 Woven Bacon

Woven Bacon