Eggnog Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

These. Pancakes. Dudes.
Ok, sorry, that just needed it's own line of text, because these are amazing! I woke up a little grumpy this morning, and rolled around whining for a bit while Michael got up and dressed and took Chai out for her morning walk. This made me feel all sorts of silly, so I jumped out of bed and decided to make him some pancakes from scratch. M is obsessed with eggnog, and I had some pumpkin left over from my blondies and snickerdoodle adventures, so I figured I'd throw the two together, add in some nuts, and he'd have one tasty breakfast! M loved these super much, and I must say, they turned out pretty tasty from the few nibbles I decided to take. So you pretty much have to try these.

The base pancake recipe I use for all my pancake concoctions is this one from All Recipes. I find it's completely adaptable for whatever you want to do, and always use it as a starting point for my meddling. Here are some other yummy delicious pancakes I made starting from that simple recipe, they're more summery, but would be good any time of the year.


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp powdered sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup eggnog
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
pecan halves and pieces


1. Sift the flour and powdered sugar into a large bowl, stir in salt, and baking powder. Make a well in the center and add in the eggnog, pumpkin, egg, and butter and stir until just mixed and even. Lastly, fold in your pecan bits to your liking, I used about 1/4 of a cup.

2. Heat up a good non-stick pan, or whatever you like to cook pancakes in, over medium-low heat and scoop 1/4 cup batter into the pan. Cook until you can see golden edges or bubbles in the batter, then flip and cook until baked through

3. Top with butter, syrup, some extra pecans if you like, and serve hot and yummy!

They're really so simple I wonder why anyone uses Bisquick, and that's coming from a former Bisquick addict. I mean, I'm not going to say that when I'm half asleep and M wants pancakes I don't pull out the ol' yellow box, but once it's gone, I'm definitely just filling my own jar with some basic dry pancake mix of my own. It's nicer knowing where all the ingredients come from, and again, so simple

I really hope you give these a try as they are beyond festive, and totally indulgent. They'd make a great Thanksgiving breakfast, or post-Thanksgiving breakfast...or just breakfast, haha. As always, if you make them, please post a photo somewhere and tag it with #recipeswithrya and mention me @ryapie so I can see your tasty results and twists!

Love & Pancakes,
Mariah Alysz

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