Halloween Pancakes

Hello Lovely,

In the spirit of my, well, Halloween spirit, I’m also going to be making a big ol’ batch of these festive pancakes on Halloween morning. Because who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast, and especially who doesn’t love fluffy, bright-orange pumpkin pancakes with a spooky black cinnamon syrup on top? No one. No one doesn’t love them. A HUGE thank you to Girl Versus Dough for sharing this recipe. I tweaked it a bit. I really wanted to make the syrup, but guys, mixing red and yellow dye to get the perfect shade of orange took most of my energy. But even without the spooky black syrup, don’t these pancakes look delicious?

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Halloween Pancakes

AUTHOR: GIRL VERSUS DOUGH

PREP TIME:  15 MINS

COOK TIME:  10 MINS

TOTAL TIME:  25 MINS

YIELDS: 6 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

For the syrup:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup water

  • Black food coloring

For the pancakes:

  • 2 cups original Bisquick® mix

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Pinch nutmeg

  • Red and yellow (or orange) food colouring

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugars, flour, cinnamon, vanilla and water to a boil, stirring constantly. Slowly add enough black food colouring to completely dye the mixture black. Stir constantly while boiling for a few more minutes until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together Bisquick mix, milk, cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and food colouring until well combined. Spoon batter onto hot greased griddle; cook each side until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes each side.

  3. Transfer to serving plates; top with syrup and serve warm.

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