Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry Compound Butter

Well guys. We made it. One whole month of pink food (well, there were a few exceptions). Today is the last pink recipe for a while. Hubby was a good sport, but I think he’s sick of it.

This was honestly one of my favorite recipes of the month. The pumpkin pancakes are fluffy and light. And that cranberry compound butter has an amazing fresh tart and sweet flavor that compliments the pumpkin pancakes just perfectly.

We also enjoyed this cranberry compound butter spread on some toast. I think it would be a great condiment to have on the Thanksgiving table.

One Year Ago: Cranberry Sauce
Two Years Ago: Pumpkin Pasta and Pumpkin and Chocolate Caramel Corn
Three Years Ago: Halloween M&M Treats
Four Years Ago: Lemon Berry Muffins

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!


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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry Compound Butter

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Pumpkin Pancakes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Alternatively, use:
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 eggs, separated
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cranberry Compound Butter
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
zest of 1 orange
1 cup butter, softened

Directions:

For the Pumpkin Pancakes
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine the milk, pumpkin puree, egg yolks, melted butter, and vanilla extract together, mixing well until smooth.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula until just combined.

In another small bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or whatever you have on hand), beat the egg whites until thick and stiff.

Gently fold the egg whites into the pancake batter, mixing until smooth.

Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat.

Lightly spray the pan with cooking spray, and, in 1/4-cup increments, cook each pancake until lightly browned on each side, about 1 minute per side.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

For the Cranberry Compound Butter
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cranberries and syrup.

Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 10 minutes.

Transfer to a small bowl and add orange zest; cool slightly. Beat in butter until blended.

Pumpkin Pancakes recipe from The Curvy Carrot, originally from Bon Appetit, as seen on Epicurious
Cranberry Compound Butter recipe from Real Mom Kitchen

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23 Responses to “Banana Split Cupcake”

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    stephchows — September 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Great cupcake hero entry!!! yum!

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    oneordinaryday — September 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    You’re right – it’s a freaking cute cupcake! I especially love that frosting and how you got it to look like a scoop of ice cream. Nicely done!
    This is my first CH and I can’t wait till the voting begins! : )

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    Amanda — September 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, what a yummy looking cupcake! Great idea!

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    oneparticularkitchen — September 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    This is ADORABLE!! I love it!

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    Xiaolu — September 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Gorgeous cupcake, Jen! I love how the cherry stands out. How do you get that black background if you don’t mind me asking? I’m pretty new to this food photography thing 8)

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    Amy Kingman — September 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Yummmm!!!!!

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    Jen — September 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Xiaolu – It’s actually just my black table. I’ve also had luck using a plain black piece of construction paper (most of my backgrounds are the 12×12 scrap-booking papers) or a black towel to get the background all black.

    Here is an example using paper, and one using a towel.

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    Xiaolu — September 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks! That’s really helpful.

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    Joanna — September 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Yum! Great idea 🙂

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    Stephanie Wagner — September 15, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Awesome idea!

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    bcallegra — September 16, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Very creative and it looks great!

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    The Novice Chef — September 16, 2009 at 3:15 am

    What a cute idea! I love it!! And I know my nieces would be in love!

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    nutmegnanny — September 16, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Great idea…they look delicious!

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    jesstyler — September 16, 2009 at 4:08 am

    holy deliciousness! I NEED one of those! 🙂

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    Kerstin — September 16, 2009 at 4:48 am

    How creative, I love them! So cute and tasty with that cherry on top!

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    Ingrid — September 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Very cute looking! I like your idea.
    ~ingrid

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    lifeoftheparty — September 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    These cupcakes are pure genius… you’ve definitely got my vote!

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    Jigginjessica — September 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Cute idea! What a great entry!

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    thegreatpantryraid — September 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Wow – super cute! A lot of work, I’m sure, but such a big payoff! Great job!

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    Kami — September 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    So stinkin’ cute!

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    Caroline — September 19, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Very cute, indeed and loving the pineapple in the frosting. I can just imagine how delicious this would taste. What a great idea.

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    Keiara Wells — September 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    MMM, it looks fantastic! I’ll have to try this one 🙂 xox

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    Sweet and Savory — October 15, 2009 at 5:55 am

    These cupcakes are precious besides, I am sure, being delicious. What a great idea.

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