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Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Just in Time For Fall

Updated on September 17, 2015

What Is It About The Fall Season That Makes One Get Hungry For Pumpkin?

I guess because this is the time of the year that pumpkins start to show up in grocery stores and in roadside tents that dot the country side. The air is a little cooler and in anticipation of Thanksgiving, there is the all American, every loving, pumpkin pie.

There are so many other recipes for pumpkin that delight our taste buds. At a local fair I had pumpkin funnel cakes; out of this world.

Our doughnut shops are now producing pumpkin muffins with delicious toppings. Two of my recipes today in this hub are pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin bread. Both are moist and delicious and super easy to make. Hope you enjoy!

Some Health Benefits of Pumpkin

  1. Weight Loss: Pumpkin is low and calories and just about no fat and rich in fiber, keeping you fell full longer.
  2. Sharper Vision: Pumpkins orange coloring comes from a rich supply of beta-catotene, which gets converted into vitamin A in the body which is essential for eye health and helps the retina absorb and process light. (Carrots are great for that also).
  3. Better Immunity: The large amount of vitamin A pumpkin produces also helps you body fight infections, viruses and infectious diseases. Pumpkin oil even hlep fight various bacterial and fungal infections.
  4. Younger Looking Skin:The beta-carotene also helps us from the sun's wrinkle-causing UV rays. and the pulp also makes a great face mask that exfoliates and soothes the skin. All you need is 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin, an egg, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of milk, miss it the apply to your face and wait for 20 minutes then wash it off with warm water.
  5. Fighting Cancer: Beta-Carotene is also beneficial to that.

There are other reasons too.


Pumpkin Pancakes Courtesy of Sandra Lee- Semi Homemade Cooking.

Pumpkin pancakes with fresh sliced bananas and sausage on the side and a hot cup of coffee with lots of syrup.
Pumpkin pancakes with fresh sliced bananas and sausage on the side and a hot cup of coffee with lots of syrup. | Source
Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin Pancakes | Source

Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

1 cup buttermilk pancake mix - 2/3 cup cold water

1/2 cup canned pumpkin (Not pie mix) - 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon - 1/8 teaspoon ginger

In a medium bowl, whisk pancake mix, water, pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger until just blended (do not overmix; batter should be lumpy).

Spread butter over a hot griddle or large frying pan. At medium heat spoon batter onto griddle to form each pancake. Cook 2 minutes or until bubbles appear and then burst and then flip the pancakes and cook 2 minutes longer or until golden in color. Serve hot with your favorite topping or syrup and/or butter.


Pumpkin Bread with Dried Cranberries

Pumpkin bread smothered with cranberry orange marmalade.
Pumpkin bread smothered with cranberry orange marmalade. | Source
Pumpkin bread batter ready to be baked
Pumpkin bread batter ready to be baked | Source

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Great with Toppings

This pumpkin bread is pictured here with cranberry orange marmalade, and it was heavenly. Other toppings that pair good with it is whipped cream cheese, butter, orange marmalade or even applebutter.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: Makes 2 loaves.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Bread

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup salad oil*
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (16oz) can pumpkin
  • 3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, optional

Directions

  1. *I used 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup orange juice Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cream sugar and oil.
  2. Add eggs, pumpkin and mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and spices. Add the cranberries to the dry mix.
  4. Add to pumpkin mixture, mixing well. Add the water and mix well.
  5. Pour into 2 well greased 9" x 5" loaf pans. Bake at 350 for at least 45 minutes or a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Let sit a 10 minutes and remove from pans to cool

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      Rachel L Alba 14 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you for the update, Pat. I will keep praying. Remember, nothing is impossible with the Lord. God bless you all.

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      Patricia Scott 14 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Rachel

      So you asked if we have heard anything. I am posting an update on my hub but since you ask here is what we know...there is no tumor but he is leaking fluid around and from his pituitary gland so fluid has been sent to pathology and results will not be in for 3 weeks. His Momma was told they are not out of the woods for cancer in that area yet...so another layer of concern. We remain ever hopeful though. My daughter and Heston Wayne are headed home today and I will pick them up in Tampa today...my eldest grandson Jay is going along for a welcome home 'party'..Daddy is at work but is so very anxious to hug his lovelies once again. Again, Rachel, thank you so much for your good wishes. Love in Christ...Angels once again are on the way ps

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      Rachel L Alba 14 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, lol I will let you know.. But you are welcome any time.

      Blessings to you.

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      Patricia Scott 14 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes I read this before and No, it isn't fall...but I am in the mood for some of these flavors. So when did you say you will be serving these? I will be over!!! Hoping all is good with you....Angels are on the way to you

      pinned ps

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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, so nice to hear from you. I have not forgotten you, my friend.

      Blessings to you and your family

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      Patricia Scott 19 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Rachel...I have read this before but just wanted to stop in and say Happy New Year and wishing for you prosperity and good things.

      It has been too long since we visited.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Rachel L Alba 20 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You may, Sujava, I would love to give you the first slice or the first pancake. But, instead, do you know someone who could make this recipe for you? I try to make my recipes so that anyone could follow them. Thanks for the comment.

      Many Blessings.

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      sujaya venkatesh 20 months ago

      may I have the first serve

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Oh, thank you poetryman, You're so sweet.

      Blessings to you.

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      poetryman6969 21 months ago

      I am not like Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater. I generally regard humongous gourds as something fit to scare to youngins.

      But when you do your culinary magic I think it should at least be worth a taste....

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks, aesta1. I'm sure you'll like it. I appreciate the visit.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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      Mary Norton 21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just perfect for thanksgiving. I want to try the pumpkin bread.

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You're so sweet, Pat. Maybe some day we'll actually meet. You remind me so much of a friend I have who lives in Ohio. Thank you for thinking of me and being able to smell my pancakes. lol

      Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Ok so I HAVE read this before but seeing the photo made me smell this cooking....love this time of the year...all of the wonderful flavors and aromas.....yum.

      And besides I just wanted to stop by and say "HEY" and let you know you are thought of this wee early morning hour

      Angels are once again headed your way ps

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Emese, You're so welcome. I'm sure you'll like them, easy to make too.

      Blessings to you.

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      EmeseRĂ©ka 22 months ago from The Desert

      I was just looking for a yummy pumpkin bread recipe, and here it is! :). The pumpkin pancakes look great as well, I'll probably make them sometime. Thank you, Rachel for sharing these.

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Alicia, Always nice to see your visits and comments. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Crampton 23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      These sound like lovely treats for fall - especially the pancakes! As always, thanks for sharing the recipes.

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, Thanks so much for the visit. You'll love these and they are so easy to make.

      Blessings to you.

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      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      O Rachel I love this time of the year...all things pumpkin are divine. I have not tried pumpkin pancakes but now I know I must. I can smell them cooking now...

      Angels are headed your way this evening ps

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Purl3agony, They are so easy to make too, especially with the pancake mix. Of course, if you like you could always make them from scratch. Hope you enjoy them.

      Blessings to you.

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      Donna Herron 23 months ago from USA

      Pumpkin pancakes are one of my favorite fall treats, but I've never made them myself. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes!

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Jackie, thanks for the visit and comment. That's an idea, I think I will look for a pumpkin funnel cake recipe. The one I had was from a fair I went to.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Thelma, I think you like them if you like pumpkin.

      Blessings to you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago from The Beautiful South

      These sound great and hope you are looking for that funnel cake recipe! This comment went twice so I deleted one.

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      Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany

      This sounds delicious. I have not made or eaten pumpkin pancakes. Thanks for sharing the recipes.