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Pumpkins and Spice and Everything Nice

Halloween is here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  At The Original Pancake House we’ve been eating Sara’s Pumpkin Pancakes almost every morning, they are so good and we just can’t get enough pumpkin!  If you are like us and have pumpkin on the brain, you’ll love these ideas to incorporate this favorite fall ingredient (plus the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg!) into as many meals as possible.  Read on for some pumpkin-filled food ideas!

Pumpkin Chili Bowls:

Scoop out a mini pumpkin as use it as a “bowl” for your favorite chili recipe.  You can even add a bit of pumpkin to the chili itself to add that special sweet flavor of fall!

Pumpkin Casserole Bake:

Choose miniature pumpkins like ‘Small Sugar’, ‘Little Boo’, or ‘Jack Be Little’ to act as individual casserole dishes in which to bake your favorite casserole recipe. One of our favorites is a mix of fresh pumpkin, Israeli couscous, sausage, apples, onion, and cranberries.

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles or Pancakes:

Simply add ½ cup of pumpkin puree to the wet ingredients in your favorite waffle or pancake recipe to make a wonderful pumpkin breakfast at home.  We like to add a bit of cinnamon and ginger to the dry ingredients as well to really bring out the pumpkin flavor!

And don’t forget, we’ll be open on Halloween, so bring your family over for a sweet breakfast out in Denver this Saturday!  We’ll be there to say BOO!

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