Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Sauteed Pears

I’ve got something special for you all today!

So, you know how everyone has a preference about everything?  To wear tights or jeans? long hair or short hair? crispy cookie vs chewy cookie? savory oatmeal vs sweet oatmeal? No, never mind. That one is just weird.   Sweet oatmeal for life.

Well, today I bring you doughy pancakes.  You know, the dense, chewy, thick goodness smothered in syrup and butter.  Sorry, no fluffy ones here.  I like dense ones, but mostly because I don’t quite know how to get that puff like the diners do.  One day I’ll learn, and then share it with you of course, but for now take what I know.  All that I have even.  Dramatic much, yes, but these are good.  Like, if-you-can’t-make-them-for-dinner-tonight-make-them-tomorrow-morning, good.

Seasonal flavors of pumpkin and spices give you all the warmth you need on lazy weekend mornings.  Topped with sauteed pears, butter, and syrup.  And, not to get too crazy, but studded with dark chocolate chips.  Now swallow up that salivating mouth you got going on and make these pancakes!


Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Sauteed Pears

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbs flax, 3 tbs water – mixed in a small bowl)
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond)
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • butter (I used earth balance)
  • chocolate chips

Combine all your wet ingredients in a medium bowl, the pumpkin, flax egg, milk, sugar, and vanilla.  Mix well.  In a separate bowl, mix the the dry ingredients, flour, spices, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Fold the dry ingredients to the wet, just until combined.  Add in a handful of chocolate chips.  Let sit while heating up a skillet on medium – low heat.  Grease with butter.  Add a couple of pancakes on when butter starts to bubble.  You know it’s ready to flip when edges are done.  Once flipped, cook for another 2/3 min.  Repeat.

Sauteed Pears

  • Butter
  • 1 sliced pear

On a greased skillet add pears.  Mix to coat with the butter.  Let sit for about 5 min.

Top pancakes with butter, pears, cinnamon, and maple syrup.  Feeds 2 hungry people 🙂



Have a great weekend!




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