Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes

If you happen to be staying at the Bed and Breakfast on White Rock Creek in Waco, Texas, you might get served pumpkin pancakes like these for breakfast.

But there's no rule you can't eat them for dinner in your own home. Fire up the griddle, then scramble eggs and fry up bacon to make the meal complete. If you opt to add the chocolate chips, you'll be getting your dessert to boot.

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cooked pumpkin

2 tablespoons canola oil

11/2 cups milk

1 egg

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

In large bowl, combine dry ingredients (including chocolate chips if you're using them). In small bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, egg and oil. Stir liquid mixture into flour mixture, until dry ingredients are moistened.

Batter will be thick (if you want it thinner, add a little more milk). Spray hot griddle with cooking spray, and then pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle, cook until surface appears dry, turn cook another two to three minutes.