COOK } Pumpkin Spice Birthday Pancakes

Longtime readers may remember that I like to post this recipe for hearty pumpkin spice pancakes when my husband's birthday rolls around (like today!). He's not a huge dessert fan, so breakfast works best for a celebratory sweet. Happy birthday to my sweet-tooth-less (not toothless) man.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
makes about 12 pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled, plus more for cooking
1/2 cup canned pumpkin

In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients and spices. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and yogurt. Add cooled melted butter and canned pumpkin and whisk to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. (Lumps are good!)

Heat a pat of butter over medium high heat in a nonstick skillet. Pour batter into skillet, about ½ cup at a time depending on the size you like your pancakes. When small bubbles appear on top, flip the pancakes and cook a few minutes more. Stack on a platter.

And a few more great pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Muffins
Pumpkin Bread
Cream of Pumpkin Soup