Light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes with chocolate chips to comfort you on a chilly Fall day!
We have reached the end of our pumpkin marathon! Thank you so much for sticking around, and we think you’ll be glad you did because these pumpkin pancakes are da bomb. (Are we too old to say da bomb? Should I just apologize and move on? Ok.)
We love breakfast. We are eat breakfast at all times of the day people, and things like french toast and pancakes for dinner are a regular occurrence for us. Today, we are giving all of our love to big, fluffy pancakes.
Last week I (Lindsay) was feeling a bit down. I started a program where I foster dogs on the weekends, so the pups have a nice place to sleep for the night while on their journey to a new, no kill shelter in Canada. I’m all about dogs so I was very excited about this. Wasn’t super excited, however, about the extreme sad I would feel for about 3 days after I had to give the cute little doggie back! I got real attached. Real quick.
There she is. That’s little Rhu on the left. She is a Chiweenie. A breed I did not even know existed. She was cute, chubby, and really liked laying around watching Moana. She was me in dog form. I was sad to see her go, BUT she has already been adopted into her forever home by a nice Canadian family. Fostering dogs is going to turn into a regular thing for me because although I will most likely cry every single Sunday when I have to give the dogs back, I do also really enjoy it. Helping dogs 1 at a time! (and probably adopting them 1 at a time as well. I need them all).
The absolutely adorable dog on the right was our latest foster. How fricken cute!!!! His name is Josh. A 9 month old hound mix with the worlds softest ears. He peed literally everywhere except outside, but he was so cute I just couldn’t get mad at him! Do you guys want to keep seeing my foster dogs? Yes? No? Dessert and dogs? I think they go together pretty perfectly.
Basically, in the days that followed, I turned into a mess of sadness and attempted to make myself feel better with food. Because I eat my feelings. All of my feelings. So, that’s how these pumpkin pancakes came to be. They are a warm Autumn hug with delicious maple syrup on top. Tested and proven to cure all woes.
I will be the first to admit that we have spent most of our lives making pancakes out of a box. Add water, mix and you’re done. I always felt like making pancakes from scratch would be too time consuming, and ain’t nobody got time for that. But today, I made time. Mostly because I decided to make pancakes instead of doing things that I actually needed to be doing..but whatever. Turns out, homemade pancakes are a trillion times better, and I have deprived myself for 26 years.
Seriously, if you’ve never made pancakes from scratch then add it to your do-right-this-second list because you won’t regret it.
I will now take a moment to introduce the kitchen utensil that will change your pancake flipping game. THIS SUPER AWESOME CAT SPATULA. I call it my catula. It is the only spatula that really needs to exist in the world in my opinion. I got it at a local culinary store. HOWEVER, I found the exact one on Amazon for pretty cheap. I will leave a link if you want to check it out. You NEED it. Catula Link!
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