I’ve heard that it isn’t officially fall until Starbucks starts selling their Pumpkin Spice Lattes, well, guess what boys and girls? My hubby had one just the other day, so, it’s officially FALL!!!!!
But, let’s be honest ladies, this what’s really going on:
Am I right?? It’s totally true.
Besides wearing jeans to cover hairy legs, I just adore everything about fall. The smells, the chill in the air, crisp leaves, hoodies, and well, just about everything, especially the comfort spices associated with fall: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and of course anything pumpkin flavored. Just the smell of cloves makes me warm and toasty inside. For real, when I’m feeling a little nostalgic or miss my family, I pull out the bottle of cloves and take a whiff. Instant happiness. It’s the small things that make me happy, happy, happy!!
To help celebrate the fall season, I whipped up comfort food in the form of fluffy spiced pancakes with pumpkin spice syrup. Over the years, I’ve been perfecting Cracker Barrel’s heavenly crispy edged pancakes, and although it may not be the healthiest option, it’s an extremely delicious one!! The key is butter. Good old fashioned real butter, which is good for you, right?
- favorite pancake mix
- a small child's handful of cinnamon
- a dash or five of cloves
- real butter
- When mixing up your favorite pancake recipe, use equal ratios of butter instead of oil. If it calls for 4 Tbs of oil, use 4 Tbs of melted butter instead. Gives the pancakes a richer flavor. Mix the seasoning into the batter.
- Put a small pad of butter into the center of a heated skillet. Once butter is almost melted, pour about 1/2 c of pancake mixture into center of melted butter. Flip pancake when bubbles appear evenly on top of the batter. Once both sides are browned, pull out of pan and place on warm plate. Repeat until desired number of pancakes are made.
- I'm a sucker for cloves, and tend to make everything a bit spicy, but use however much you would like.
With food like this…
I am SO very glad that it’s Fall!!!