Waka Waka Waka: Pumpkin Pac-Man Pancakes for Halloween

Photo: Jennifer Day

One of the things I geek out about is creative cooking, and one of my favorite things to make in the Fall is pumpkin pancakes. Sometimes I add semisweet chocolate chips and sometimes pecans. Every once in awhile I go crazy and make them from scratch. I am always looking for new pancake recipes and even dabbled in making cinnamon apple ones. Grating the apples for that recipe took forever and my knuckles had a few injuries, but they were tasty. (The pancakes, not the knuckles!)

Recently I came across a blog entitled Jim’s Pancakes that combines geeky cooking with one of my favorite things: pancakes! Jim professes to be a dad that makes “cool pancakes” for his daughter, but the man is a pancake artist. I was inspired by his site to try some pancake creations of my own.

I mixed up a batch of pumpkin pancakes and put the batter into a mustard bottle that you can buy anywhere. Mistake number one. The mustard bottle top was too skinny to let the batter out and it kept clogging up. So, I got out my candy bottle that I use to squeeze chocolate out of. The hole in the top is much larger and it worked perfectly. (These are available everywhere, including that giant store that starts with a Wal and ends with frustration at the long checkout line.)

[Read more about Jennifer Day’s adventures with pumpkin pancakes over at our companion site, GeekMom!]

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