I swear to you there is a national day for anything and today happens to be National Pumpkin Day, just in case you were wondering. So what better day to share with you my Pumpkin Ricotta pancakes than today!
After all, if your family is anything like mine, you have probably had your lives revolving around pumpkins, so you might as well start your day with them! Nothing can top these pumpkin ricotta pancakes Halloween morning.
Our neighbor had the kids over to carve pumpkins this weekend. It always more fun to give a large group of kids knives, right? And she is crazy enough to have us all over for some knife slinging.
The kids did get a little help from the grown ups.
And the pumpkins turned out so cute!
Except Boo is always fooling around.
How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes
I served my pumpkin ricotta pancakes with cinnamon and honey butter sprinkled with cinnamon powdered sugar. I could probably eat these pancakes till I was sick. Luckily we had to physical leave the house so I had to tear myself away. You've got to try out this fun pancake recipe! The kids will love it too!
Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 dash ground ginger
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cups buttermilk or milk
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- ½ cup chocolate chips optional
- maple syrup
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt.
- Mix the milk, ricotta, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, butter, and sugar together. Then mix the dry ingredients together with the wet ingredients. Mix to just barely combine.
- Let set for several meetings and begin heating your griddle. Heat the griddle to 350°, then spray with cooking spray. Pour the pancake batter onto the griddle and then turn the temperature down to 300°. Drop chocolate chips onto the pancakes, if using them.
- Cook on the first side for 2-3 minutes. Then flip and cook on the other side for a minute or two.
- Serve with butter, sifted powdered sugar, and maple syrup.