I love a good home-made pancake, but I must confess that on a busy morning, those mixes can really come in handy. This recipe takes the "convenience" of a mix and gives it some holiday flare in a hurry. I was happy to find that they no longer tasted like pancakes "from a mix". :)
Quick & Easy Pumpkin Pancakes (about.com)
· 2 cups dry boxed pancake mix
· 1 1/2 cups water
· 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
· 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
· powdered sugar
Spray non-stick cooking spray onto griddle or frying pan and preheat on medium high heat.
In a large bowl, mix dry pancake mix and water until well blended. Add pumpkin and cinnamon and continue to mix until thoroughly blended. If mix is a little too thick add water, one tablespoon at a time. If mix is too thin, add dry pancake mix, one tablespoon at a time.
Pour onto griddle or frying pan to desired size. When mix begins to bubble at the top, flip and continue to cook until golden brown on both sides.
Once pancakes are done, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, or use syrup of choice.