Said foodie neglects her blog and the blogging community because she doesn't want to see, hear, or read anything that has anything to do with food. The weight gain quest is going great, but I am not too excited about cooking or taking pictures of food these days. So I don't have super cool Christmas treats for this post; instead, it's a déjà vu post with pancakes and failed Santa hats.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp molasses
1 cup to 1 1/4 cup soy milk*
1- Whisk dry ingredients together.
2- Whisk together the pumpkin puree and the liquid ingredients. I needed 1 1/4 cup of soy milk, but you might want to start with 1 cup and add more later if you need it.
3- Add the liquids to the dry mix and stir until smooth.
6- Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat.
7- Spray the inside of a metal gingerbread man cookie cutter with cooking spray and place it on the hot skillet. From now on you should use tongs to handle the hot cookie cutter!
8- Using a large cookie scoop, pour a scoopful of batter inside the cookie cutter and cook over low-medium heat until the bottoms are golden brown.
9- Carefully and using your tongs, pull the cookie cutter up. If you didn't spray it enough, you might need to use a knife to separate the edges from the cookie cutter.
10- Flip the pancake over and cook until the other side turns golden brown.
* You will need at least 1 cup of milk, how much more you might need depends on how soft your pumpkin puree is. They should be soft enough to easily pour the batter inside the cookie cutter but not too soft that most of the batter leaks out of the bottom of the cookie butter.
This recipe makes 10 gingerbread-man pancakes using a 10 inch long cookie cutter.
I used the last bit of pancake batter to make a gingerbread house pancake.
It would be so pretty decorated with candy! Candy for breakfast? Well, it's just one day!
Anyway, here are the failed Santa hats. They don't resemble hats so much when they are made with raspberries, and the buttercream brims (thank you Aimee!) should be really tiny for this to work. I definitely like my Strawberry Santa Hats better. By the way, the cupcakes are the basic vanilla cupcakes from VCTOTW.
We're having the little meatless meatloaves tonight, so I'll have a recipe and hopefully a picture of Christmassy loaves for my next post. Plus, I opened a can of pumpkin to make the pancakes, which means I'll be making the mini pumpkin pies really soon.
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I need to pass it on to 8 bloggers, but we all know I'm not going to stick to the rules. I never stick to award rules, so this goes to everyone on my blog roll, because you all are "exceedingly charming"!
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