Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Can I be in love with a pancake?

I’m not a huge fan of pancakes and I am not huge fan of fall.  But I do happen to be a HUGE fan of pumpkin pancakes.  So good!

If you haven’t tried them and have a Trader Joe’s near you, I highly recommend you try out their pumpkin pancake and waffle mix.  Oh, and while you’re there, pick up a few extra boxes to stock up because this is only a seasonal item.

It’s a perfect fall breakfast.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake Mixpancake on the stovetop ready to be eaten

I’m a summer-girl through and through, but the one thing I like about autumn is all the pumpkin recipes that start popping up everywhere.

Here are some pumpkin recipes you may want to try out:

And here are two recipes from my very own recipe box.


(Serves 12)

  • 1 can (29oz) ready mix pumpkin
  • 1 box yellow cake
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cubes butter, melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • Cool Whip

COMBINE pumpkin, salt, milk and eggs.

BEAT well with a whisk and SPREAD into a 13x9” greased pan.

SPRINKLE the dry cake mix on top of the pumpkin.  RUN a knife through the mixture.

SCATTER walnuts over the top.  Then DRIZZLE melted butter over the top.

BAKE at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 50 minutes.

TOP with cool whip.



Note: Do NOT wash seeds.

For every 2 cups of seeds, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

BAKE at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours.

STIR occasionally.

Credit: All photos taken by me.  Trader Joe’s.  Pumpkin recipes - Our Best Bites, Libby’s, Kraft Foods, Love & Olive Oil, and my kitchen addiction.  Pumpkin Cake recipe from my friend Shannon.  Pumpkin Seeds recipe from the cookbook Fernwood’s Fabulous Favorites.


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