Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes // Caramel Walnut Sauce // Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

DSC_0541Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes with Caramel Walnut Sauce
topped with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

The first day of Autumn calls for a brunch that is sweet, savory and chock full of flavor. I must pat myself on my back because these Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes were simply divine! The warmth of the cinnamon along with the aromatic citrus notes of the cardamon will make you melt in your seat. The topper, literally, is a sweet caramel walnut sauce with a refreshing Grand Marnier whip cream. The best part? You too can indulge in this goodness!

The details are below!

DSC_0468All of the ingredients for the pancake mix.

DSC_0484Chopped Walnuts.

DSC_0530Whipping the cream… so yummy!

DSC_0538Drizzle the sauce…

DSC_0564… and enjoy!

pop!INGREDIENTS

PANCAKES

  • 1 cup Buttermilk Pancake Mix (Not the just add water variety)
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup of Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/3 cup grated or pureed Pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger

CARAMEL WALNUT SAUCE

  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Walnuts, toasted and chopped

GRAND MARNIER WHIPPED CREAM

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier

 

pop!DIRECTIONS

PANCAKES

  1. Heat skillet over medium-low heat or griddle to 375 °F.
  2. Combine ingredients for pancake and stir
  3. Pour batter for each pancake onto lightly greased griddle
  4. Turn when the pancake bubbles and bottoms are golden brown

CARAMEL WALNUT SAUCE

  1. Place butter and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Melt together and stir frequently until creamy and smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool until warm
  4. Sprinkle walnuts and spoon over warm pancake then serve!

GRAND MARNIER WHIPPED CREAM

  1. Whip all the ingredients together until the cream peaks are formed
  2. Serve on top of the pancakes and sprinkle with pumpkin shavings

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