Happy Friday everyone!
Today’s post is another Run Fast Eat Slow recipe recap from my mom! Enjoy 🙂
Despite the fact that I haven’t been able to exercise lately (injuries are the worst) I really had a craving for the Teff Pumpkin Pancakes (pg 44). However, I forgot to read through the recipe ahead of time so I didn’t have the canned pumpkin the recipe calls for. [Nora here – This wasn’t the only snafu we ran into with this recipe. I had been on the lookout for Teff at the grocery store so that I could try this recipe as well, but I mistakenly purchased the grain Teff, not the flour so my efforts were foiled right from the get-go].
Still, I was so eager to try this recipe that when I discovered a jar of pumpkin butter in my fridge, I decided to go for it. I made this small modification in order to indulge my craving and my curiosity about this new kind of flour. (The only other change I made was to leave out the honey since the pumpkin butter contained some sugar already.)
Otherwise I followed the recipe, including making the batter the night before and letting it rest overnight in the fridge. The batter was thick and a lovely light brown, a bit like the color of whole wheat dough. When I took it out of the fridge the next morning it seemed a bit thicker and had a nice, almost chocolate mousse airiness to it.
I heated and greased my non-stick pan and ladled out the batter using a small measuring cup. The little blobs you see in the batter are raisins. I found these pancakes cook up just like regular pancakes, except for looking a bit browner. ( I may also have over cooked a couple of mine in an effort to make sure they were done all the way through.)
And the verdict? They were delicious! They have a great texture, not grainy but more satisfying than regular pancakes and my son thought they had a chocolaty taste. ( Even with the raisins, he pronounced them “really good”. We ate them with butter and a good Vermont maple syrup and they really hit the spot after coming in from shoveling after the latest snowstorm.
Pancakes or Waffles? I will pick pancakes every time personally.