How to Make Pumpkin Spice Pancakes the Busy Mom Way

When it comes to pancakes, I am all about using the box mix. I have made pancakes from scratch before, and I really don’t taste much of a difference. All pancake mixes, however, are not created equal. After some tasty trial and error, we have found a winner:  the Krusteaz Low Fat Oat Bran pancake mix is our go-to for fluffy, healthy(er) pancakes with a hint of cinnamon. Plus, they make a great base for these yummy pumpkin spice pancakes.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
8 pancakes 

2 cups pancake mix {or make your own batter, whatever floats your boat}
1 1/3 cups water
3/4 cup 100% pure pumpkin purée
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg

1. In a large bowl, mix together the pancake mix and water using a wire whisk (batter will be a bit lumpy).

2. Slowly stir in the pumpkin, and then add the remaining ingredients.

3. Allow the batter to sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken up.

4. Heat your skillet to medium/medium-high heat. Spray the surface with nonstick cooking spray, and ladle on about 1/4 of batter for each pancake.

5. Once you start to see lots of bubbles in the batter, flip the pancake and cook the other side.
If you really want to get fancy, you can soften your butter and mix in a little maple syrup or honey for a sweet butter to top your pancakes. You can also sprinkle on candied pecans or add a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

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