I saw this recipe on Kristen's Whatcha Eatin' and I knew that I had to have them now! It was rainy and damp here again this morning, and the warm, autumnal spices seemed so right.
I read all the ingredients, had everything on hand. I was a little nervous about the whole wheat as it's not one of my favorite flavors, but considering how much white flour gets consumed in this house, I decided it's about time to make some small, healthier choices. I also liked the idea that the recipe called for applesauce, which means less oil. (Change is easier when done in small increments, don't you think?)
I tasted the batter, decided that it wasn't spicy enough, and increased the spices to 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon nutmeg. I didn't increase the clove as sometimes clove can be overpowering. The balance worked perfectly for us.
And you can see the result. Golden orange pancakes of pure delight. The wheat flavor was an under note, with the pumpkin and spices taking center stage. Ole Sweetie-Pi just loved these, and I have to agree.
A delicious, healthier choice pancake recipe and one we shall certainly enjoy again and again. Picture shows a stack of six for the purposes of this photograph, which was later divided between the two of us, with melted butter and syrup. (Served with a side of bacon, not shown.) LOL!!