The life of a rockstar (Whole Grain Pancakes with Pumpkin Pie Maple Syrup)

Posted on Oct 30, 2010 in Food

Let’s talk about how much of a rockstar I am.

Last night was Friday. I bet you can imagine the shenanigans I got myself into.

Guess what? You don’t have to imagine. I’ve got photographic evidence.

First, I ate two of these whole wheat, garlic cheese breadsticks.

Breadsticks

And then I had three slices of this tomato, basil and onion pizza.

Pizza

And then I fell asleep on the couch during the first intermission of the Blackhawks game. Which puts my bedtime roughly around 8:45pm.

ROCK. STAR.

I had a glorious, fantastic, wonderful, restful 9 1/2 hours of sleep. And while I might not have partied hard last night, I was in the mood for a hangover classic. Pancakes.

Pancakes

You want to know what my favorite thing in my whole kitchen is?

Pancake Mix

Yup. That ratty old bag that lives in our freezer holds the key to quick and easy pancakes. And it makes me happy. Very, very happy. Our favorite pancakes come from the King Arthur Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Mix that my sister passed along to me a while back. We love it. You make the mix (in about 10 minutes), put it in the freezer and it lasts for 10 batches. When you are ready to make pancakes the recipes is easy breezy: 1cup mix, 1 cup buttermilk and one egg.

And look, we just happen to keep buttermilk frozen in one cup increments just for this use.

Buttermilk

Yes, you can freeze buttermilk! Mix the ingredients, let it rest for 15-20 minutes and get to cooking!

Pancakes

While cooking, I threw in some chia seeds and cinnamon chips.

Pancakes

Topped with butter, almonds and pumpkin pie maple syrup.

Pancakes

Yeah, you heard me. PUMPKIN PIE MAPLE SYRUP.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Pancakes

Pumpkin Pie Maple Syrup

2/3 c. pumpkin puree
1/2 c. maple syrup
1/8 t. nutmeg
1/8 t. cloves
14 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. water

Mix all ingredients in a pot and heat over medium-low heat until warmed through.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Have a great Saturday!

11 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, that syrup. I need to try that.

    Your breakfast puts mine to shame this morning (oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon and almonds). I wanted to make pumpkin pancakes, but by the time I got out of bed, took the dogs for a walk, organized some baby stuff, I was too hungry to wait. :)

    • That is the great thing about the pancake mix. It only takes me 15-20 minutes to make pancakes!

      • I’m going to have to make a batch to keep in the freezer. That would make it so much faster!

      • Highly recommended! And my sister told me that she doesn’t use buttermilk, just 1 cup of milk + 1 tablespoon of vinegar as a substitute.

  2. yummo!! my breakfast (at around 4 am) was toast with peanut butter, oj, milk and tea (with pumpkin spice creamer…so not a total bore)…then off to work for 12 hours…fun!

    • Mmm, that sounds delicious, too! Hope you had a good day at work!

  3. Where did you get those cinnamon chips? They seem like a great addition to my pumpkin pancakes.

    • They came from a little farm store in Washington, Indiana. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them in a big name store. But they are awesome!

  4. I’ll take a whole jug of that pumpkin pie maple syrup, please ;).

  5. Hey, I found your blog from Spark People. Did you know you can get powdered buttermilk in a can that works absolutely perfectly for recipes like this? You can mix it in with the dry ingredients and then you’ll only have to add water and egg! That’s how I make my pancakes!

    • I had no idea about powdered buttermilk. Thanks! I’ll definitely have to check it out.

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