Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Celebrating Fall Flavors #BreadBakers

I have the honor of hosting our Bread Bakers club this month.  I chose October because, to me, that is when Fall truly starts.  And with Fall comes apples and pumpkins and caramel and cinnamon and pears and zucchini and cabbage and winter squash and greens and nuts and seeds and.....well you get the idea.

So that is our theme for this month.  We all got together and baked up a creation that reminds us of Fall, my favorite time of the year.

One of the things I love most about the Fall is hiking through the woods.  Call me crazy but I love the smell of decomposing leaves, the feel of the crisp autumn air and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot.  Not to mention the beauty of the changing colors and the chance of finding edible mushrooms.

I like to hike first thing in the morning and then I like to come home to a hearty and healthy breakfast like these delicious pancakes that I am sharing with you today.

These pancakes are chock full of Fall Flavors.
Cornmeal, Pumpkin and Apples make for a perfect, hearty Fall meal.

They turned out fluffy and fragrant with chunks of apple adding brightness and texture.

Pumpkin and Apple Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cornmeal
2 T. sugar
1/4 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. kosher salt
3 eggs, beaten
1 apple, peeled and diced
3/4 c. pumpkin puree
1 c. milk
1/4 c. butter, melted

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until just blended. Drop by 1/3 cup fulls onto a preheated 350* griddle.  Cook until edges are dry, bubbles form on the top and bottom is golden brown.  Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown.  Place in a warm oven or under heat lamps while cooking the remaining batter.  Print Recipe

Let's take a look at the other Fall Flavors being shared today

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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  1. What a wonderful way to start out a crisp fall day with these griddle cakes.

  2. This sure looks so delicious. I would love to start my day with it. Thanks Wendy for the lovely theme.

    1. Thanks Georgina. I love Fall flavors and it appears others do as well, especially pumpkin LOL

  3. Thank you Wendy for the lovely theme.From where I come, would probably never get down to using pumpkin for baking as we don't have fall season. Love the griddle cake, looks so wholesome. Nice way to start the day.

  4. Thank you for hosting this month Wendy! I love this challenge, and love this recipe for pumpkin bread! I am seeing it on my table this Sunday morning!

  5. These sound and look amazing! I have to try these. I love cornmeal griddle cakes and these have to be fabulous!

  6. These look so delicious Wendy! Thanks so much for hosting! Great job on the choice of theme and the links. I know it's a lot of work.

    1. Thanks Karen. I don't mind hosting, I just feel bad that I gave one off our members bad info and then they couldn't join us.

  7. Your breakfast looks like an amazing way to start the day! So much better than the version I make for my son (out of the box!). I'll have to give yours a try.

  8. I liked the image of your fall hike!! And those pancakes would almost make me get out and walk with you....almost!!

    1. It would be great to take a walk through the woods with you Paula and having an opportunity to get to know each other in person.

  9. Loving all the flavors in these autumn griddle cakes! I agree October is the real start to fall

  10. Pumpkin and apple is totally a fall flavor combination!

  11. A delicious fall pancake with goodness of fruit.

  12. I would love to start my day with these. Or finish my day. Or stop in the middle of the day to enjoy them. I can just imagine the wonderful aroma and taste. Thanks for a really fun theme, Wendy. Fall is my favorite time of year too.

  13. Wow, your griddle cakes look amazing. Love all the flavors that went in.

  14. pumpkin must have made the pancakes very moist

  15. What a beautiful coming together of flavours! The title of your bread made my mouth water!! Such gorgeous pancakes!


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