My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Orange Buttermilk Sauce

11.03.2014

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Orange Buttermilk Sauce

There are times where I just can't sleep.  My mind is usually swirling with things I didn't get done, things I still have to do, worry about the kids and food.  That's right.  Food.  It's mostly when I come up with some great recipes and can't wait to wake up in the morning to see if they are as good to the taste as they are in my mind! 

This recipe ended up being BETTER!!!  It took all my strength not to smother my face in that plate!  Okay, that was probably a bit much, but WOW.  Pretty dang good! 
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with an Orange Buttermilk Sauce | My Name Is Snickerdoodle


I took my simple Buttermilk Pancake recipe and altered it with a bit of pumpkin puree, cinnamon and mini chocolate chips.  Sounds fab, right?  Truth be told, it's actually the Orange Buttermilk Sauce that puts this breakfast over the top!  I mean, take a look...
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with an Orange Buttermilk Sauce | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

Oh, just wait...
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with an Orange Buttermilk Sauce | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

Getting better...
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with an Orange Buttermilk Sauce | My Name Is Snickerdoodle
Not enough sauce drizzling over that big knob of butter?  Okay, let's just drown these pancakes and not feel any guilt whatsoever! 
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with an Orange Buttermilk Sauce | My Name Is Snickerdoodle
Truth be told, with this stack, you might want to share with a loved one...or not!  I won't tell!  
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with an Orange Buttermilk Sauce | My Name Is Snickerdoodle
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Orange Buttermilk Sauce
Makes 10 pancakes
Printable Version

Pancakes
1 egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk (or milk)
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Sauce
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup buttermilk (or milk)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 TBSP orange zest (about 1 large orange)

Making the pancakes:  In a large bowl beat together egg, sugar, oil, buttermilk and pumpkin puree.  In a medium bowl whisk together baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour.  Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Over a medium high heat griddle (about 325 degrees) use a 1/3 measuring cup to pour batter onto the hot surface.  Cook until tiny bubbles start to pop up in the middle about 3 minutes.  Flip and continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes or until the center is cooked through. 

Making the sauce:  In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat, combine sugars, butter, buttermilk and orange juice.  Bring to a boil and continually whisk for one minute.  Remove from heat and stir in baking soda, vanilla extract and orange zest.  Syrup will start to foam.   Let it sit for about 10 minutes and stir down the foam until syrup consistency.  Serve warm. 

Here are some of my other favorite pumpkin recipes I think you'll love...

This recipe is linked up at - Friday Finds,

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