In good taste

Connie Blommers

October is National Pumpkin Month, and this fruit is particularly rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as potassium and iron. It is low in calories since it is about 94 percent water. Interestingly, pumpkins were once considered a remedy for freckles and snakebites. This delicious recipe comes from allrecipes.com:

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes:

• 1 1/2 cups milk

• 1 cup pumpkin puree

• 1 egg

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

• 2 tablespoons vinegar

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 3 tablespoons brown sugar

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1 teaspoon ground allspice

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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