Pumpkin Pancakes with Black Cinnamon Syrup

Blogger Stephanie Wise of Girl versus Dough shares a recipe that transforms pancakes made with Bisquick® mix into a spooky-yet-scrumptious Halloween breakfast. Make these fluffy pumpkin pancakes with black cinnamon syrup for a spooky and scrumptious Halloween breakfast!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Syrup

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed light brown sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup water
Black food color

Pancakes

2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1
cup milk
2
eggs
1/2
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Red and yellow (or orange) food color
  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, heat Syrup ingredients to boiling, stirring constantly, slowly adding enough black food color to completely color the mixture black. Stir constantly while boiling a few more minutes until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together Pancake ingredients until well combined. Spoon batter onto hot greased griddle; cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes each side.
  • 3 Transfer to serving plates; top with syrup, and serve warm.

Expert Tips

Pour syrup into a squeeze bottle so kids can “draw” spooky designs on their pancakes!

Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the batter for pumpkin-chocolate chip pancakes.