- Stir pancake mix and milk in a bowl for 2 minutes.
- Grease pan with butter or spray
- Cook 2 minutes on 1 side. Cook 1 minute on other side
What you need:
- Non-Stick Pan
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray or Butter
- Prep: 5 minutes
- Cook: 3 minutes
- Ready In: 10-15 minutes
- Yields: 10 servings
It’s fall! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are everywhere and even Louis loves drinking them! Amber-colored leaves are falling, and it’s officially sweater weather! Besides changing up our wardrobe, we wanted to change up the way we do coffee and pancakes. On that note, we reimagined a pumpkin spice latte as a pancake. How do you spice up easy-to-make pancakes without creating a huge hassle and clean-up on your hands?
We decided to take a look at a few key ingredients to combine with our Farin'UP pancake batter that would allow for an enchanting, fall taste without the complicated stress or mess that traditional mixes make. Louis, being the adventurer that he is, also has the scoop on these spices about where they come from and why they have been important for centuries! Making this spin on pancakes was made easy because to make J'adore les Pancakes, you only need one ingredient: MILK!
Then, follow these three simple steps:
- Stir the mix and spiced milk for 2 minutes in a bowl.
- Grease pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray
- Pour the batter into non-stick pan and cook for 2 minutes on one side. Flip and cook for 1 minute on the other side
Spiced Milk: To give it a Pumpkin Spice Latte flair, simply combine milk with the powder form of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice to your taste, or, add a few drops of Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend in extract form. Alternatively, use one cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte in place of milk.
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1 tsp allspice powder
- Drops of Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend (Extract)
- 1 cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Lattes in Pancakes
There are several ways to spice up your Pumpkin Spice Latte Pancakes! You can use an actual PSL or add in the spices separately. For a quick convenience, we used the PSL and found that the coffee taste is very present, but subtle enough to not drown the pancake. If you love Pumpkin Spice Lattes or if you’re a coffee fan in general, you will definitely appreciate the mixture. With a coffee in hand and a pancake on the side, this was one of the most satisfying combinations we have made. We also tried the PSL twist with the addition of an extract and found the taste to be far more delicate. The only thing missing was a dollop of whipped cream!
Fall Spices: A Pancake Delight
If there’s already a Pumpkin Spice Latte, you might be asking yourself, why mix these flavors into a pancake mix? In addition to pumpkins, four main ingredients make these pumpkin spice latte pancakes hearty and delicious and worth trying to warm up to on a chilly, fall morning. They are cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Louis found that these spices were literally used to warm the body all over the globe! The blend of these woodsy spices heating in the kitchen as the cooler temperatures sweep the air brings a cozy, fall atmosphere into the home. Just thinking about the smell of cinnamon makes us want to sit on a couch in our flannels with a cup of Pumpkin Spiced Latte in hand and a pancake ready to eat on a misty day. Here are more reasons these spices are so great!
"In ancient Egypt, the cinnamon was a rare and valuable gift fit for kings!" Louis reads from his collection of adventure stories. "The story of cinnamon is full of adventure and tall tales! The woody stick of tree bark that curls when dried, has a deep, distinct and unmistakable scent. The scent of Arab traders who wished to rule the world!" They sold the spice at an inflated price, using their myths and tall tales to justify the costs. "As the Phoenix rises from the ashes, her nest is filled with cinnamon! The treetops of these nests were too high for ordinary men to reach, and only the most skilled of all traders could knock down the nests with their heavy leaded arrows. Other brave traders found cinnamon hidden away in the deep canyons where venomous snakes and vipers lay. Only the valiant would dare to collect the cinnamon in exchange for a hefty reward and the risk of their lives!"
Like cinnamon, ginger
is also a very powerful spice that became popular and spread from Asia to the rest of the world along trade routes from the far east. It is used as everything from medicine to wine, beer and vinegar. “A whole entire sheep could be bought with a pound of ginger!”
Ginger is a spicy, strong and unmistakable root that can change the taste of an entire dish with just a dash. Ginger was literally used as a warming spice against the cold in soups, creams, and hot drinks. Combined with cinnamon and nutmeg, ginger brings a warmth to the pancake.
“Many fell in battles and war to one of the most tragic spices of all, the nutmeg!” The Roman Emperor Henry VI spread nutmeg down the streets of Rome for his coronation. In India, the musky spice was used to freshen breath, rooms and even to bathe. Although nutmeg works well with savory spices, it has a long history of being baked into desserts, pastries, pies, cakes and warm drinks. This is why the nutmeg is a part of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and mixes excellently with the pancake.
Allspice is made from the dried berry of a pepper plant. Although peppery, the heat is not overpowering and does not strip the pancake of its familiar taste. Clove can also be substituted for allspice, which is part of the same family.
So, if you’re feeling like grabbing a pumpkin spice latte, don’t forget to leave some to mix in with your pancakes!