On the 5th day

God created man in his own image[...]Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." - Genesis 1:27-29

Wow. I'm embarrassed to say I had to get out the Bible to see what God created on the 5th day and I was excited to see He created, well, us. You and me. And he gave me hands with which to do work, hold my baby, wipe her poor little nose, hold my husband's hands, clean and cook. I was especially thankful for these hands this morning while I made what will be part of tonight's meal and tomorrow's recipe.

Yesterday morning, though, before The Farmer went back to work I made Pumpkin Pancakes. I found a recipe online, made sure I had all the right ingredients (I found a can of pumpkin when putting up Christmas decorations last week...it had been holding down the base of the Christmas tree) and went to work. They were SO good.

What you need:
Pumpkin Pancakes
1 1/4 c flour (I used 1/2 c all purpose and 3/4 whole wheat flour)
1 egg
2 tbsp sugar
1 c milk (we use soy milk)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
6 tbsp pumpkin (I used heaping tablespoons)
2 tbsp melted butter
pinch of salt
pecans, walnuts, etc. (optional, I forgot until later...but bet it would've tasted great!)

What I did:
1) Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, spices, baking powder, salt)
2) In a separate bowl mix together egg, milk, melted butter and pumpkin
3) Fold into dry ingredients
4) Melt butter on a griddle at medium-high (might need to turn it down after the 1st two batches)
5) Pour about 1/4 c of batter for each pancake. Flip when batter bubbles.
Makes about 10 pancakes. Could make more if you made them smaller.

What I added:
On the last pancake I decided to add chocolate chips (that pancake was my favorite!). Why didn't The Farmer get a chocolate chip pancake? He doesn't like chocolate!

The Results:
I was afraid they might be mushy (again with the consistency), but they were perfect! We topped them with powdered sugar and syrup and they were seriously melt in your mouth.

The Grade: Solid A. Could have been a bit fluffier (I might beat the eggs longer next time), but all around a great pancake. So what are you waiting for? Go make them!

NOTE: We didn't get a picture of these because we ate them too fast!