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I’ve made pumpkin pancakes a few different ways over the years, but this one is my absolute favorite because I think it tastes like pumpkin pie! Especially when you top it with a generous helping of whipped cream. Delicious!

I like to make a large batch of these and then freeze them for a quick morning breakfast. They’re not quite as fluffy once frozen and then reheated – but still very yummy!

If you freeze them, place a piece of wax or parchment paper between each pancake if you’re stacking them. This will make it easier to select one pancake at a time to reheat. Or, you could place each one in its own freezer Ziplock back, but I don’t find it very economical to use one bag for one pancake. You could also place several in a plastic container meant for a freezer. But, for me, that wastes space.

I hope you enjoy these – they are definitely one of my favorite fall breakfast options.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes - Fall Favorite!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter (melted and cooled)
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Instructions 

  • Heat skillet over a medium heat.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large mixing bowl.  Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix pumpking puree, sugars, vanilla, eggs, cooled melted butter, and milk.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry mix and combine.  Don't overmix.
  • Let batter rest 10 minutes.
  • Very slightly, butter your skillet and allow to warm.
  • Measure 1/3 c. batter and pour into pan - spreading into a circle.
  • Allow to cook 3 - 4 minutes per side.
  • Stack and serve wit your favorite toppings! (Mine are: butter, maple syrup, and whipped cream!)
Author: Tiffany
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Breakfast, Pancakes

So, this isn’t necessarily a vintage recipe – but one that does bring me back to times past. Fall is my favorite time of year and apple flavors are what stand out to me when remembering autumns of long ago.

I know, it’s more popular at the moment to want Pumpkin flavored everything (which, I do), but apple reigns supreme for me.

I found this recipe a while back, and am not sure where exactly. I tweaked it just a bit because I thought it was a little bland, but also because it was a bit too thick. I remember adding more and more milk while mixing, and making note that I added a total of 1 extra cup of milk.

Baked Apple Sauce Donuts

So, if you want to make this in its more original form, remove one cup of milk from the recipe as well as 3/4 tsp of the nutmeg.

Every time I make it, I’m very tempted to put 1/4 teaspoon of clove in as well. I adore clove and can go overboard with the spice. Maybe someday soon I’ll include it and update this post as to how it changed or enhanced the recipe. If you try it, let me know how it does.

Baked Apple Sauce Donuts

I used this donut pan, and loved the number of donuts that I could make at one time. But I’ve listed some other options below. You can be really creative when shaping your baked donuts! I think that’s especially fun around the holidays.

Enjoy!

Baked Apple Donuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

Donuts:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 3 apples - cored (peeled, and grated)

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
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Instructions 

Donuts:

  • Melt butter, set aside to cool
  • Sift and combine all dry ingredeints
  • Combine apple sauce, and eggs
  • Add in sugar, milk.  Mix thoroughly
  • Fold in grated apples
  • Pour mixture into prepared donut pan
  • Bake at 375 approximately 15 minutes
  • (MAKE GLAZE WHILE DONUTS BAKE AND COOL)
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pan
  • Remove from pan and dip into glaze
  • Place on wire rack (with wax paper beneath) to cool

Glaze:

  • Mix together sugar, cinnamon, and then vanilla.
  • Add milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you want.  More milk can be used if necessary
Author: Tiffany
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Apple Sauce Donuts, Baked Apple Donuts, Baked Donuts, Donuts

I found this cute idea for a candy cane shaped danish on Amanda’s Cookin’ – and have been in love with the idea of fun danish shapes ever since.

Cherry Candy Cane Danish
The ingredients below are nearly identical to Amanda’s, the only difference being that I use more vanilla, and have cut the recipe in half. I also do not use parchment paper as she suggests. It’s a good idea, I just don’t do it because I most often don’t have it on hand.

Cherry Candy Cane Danish
Would love to see your candy canes! Be sure to share them with me on social media by tagging me in your pictures.

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 8 oz tube crescent roll
  • cherry pie filling

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare baking sheet with cooking spray
  • Mix softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. I use a spatula to press it all together until ready to add the other ingredients.
  • Combine glaze ingredients in a separate bowl, set aside
  • On a long baking sheet, arrange crescents into the shape of a candy cane. (pictured below)
  • Using a large spoon or spatula create an indent up the length of the candy cane, where you'll place the cream cheese mixture and pie filling (pictured below)
  • Spread cream cheese mixture up the length of the candy cane (pictured below)
  • Spread pie filling up the length of the candy cane (pictured below)
  • Fold edges of crescent rolls over the filling, and at an upward angle (pictured below)
  • Bake approximately 15 minutes (until it has turned a golden color)
  • Remove candy cane from oven and allow to cool for only a few minutes
  • Spread glaze over the top of the crescent roll stripes
  • Serve warm
Author: Tiffany
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Baking, Christmas, Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

Cherry Candy Cane Danish

I wanted to love this recipe more than I did. But, perhaps I just enjoy a different type of dinner roll.

My son, on the other hand, really enjoyed these Banana Dinner Rolls.

The rolls are more dense than I would prefer a dinner roll to be. And I fully expected that as there were no instructions for allowing the yeast to proof.

My Notes and Suggestions for this Recipe:

If you’d like a more fluffy dinner roll, I suggest: (1) Adding anywhere from 1/2 cup of water or milk up to 1 cup. (2) Adding a teaspoon of Crisco for the yeast to feed on. (3) Warming the liquid and allowing your yeast to proof in the water or milk for 5 minutes before adding to the banana and vanilla mixture. (4) I typically use 1 tsp of yeast per 1 cup of flour. I would suggest increasing the yeast based on the amount of flour used.

Either way that you choose to make this recipe, I hope that you enjoy it and let me know how it went.

Banana Dinner Rolls

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
If you'd like a more fluffy dinner roll, I suggest: (1) Adding anywhere from 1/2 cup of water or milk up to 1 cup. (2) Adding a teaspoon of Crisco for the yeast to feed on. (3) Warming the liquid and allowing your yeast to proof in the water or milk for 5 minutes before adding to the banana and vanilla mixture. (4) I typically use 1 tsp of yeast per 1 cup of flour. I would suggest increasing the yeast based on the amount of flour used.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas (peeled)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted (melted butter)
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Peel and mash bananas together with the vanilla in a medium-size bowl.
  • Add egg, mix together
  • Add yeast, mix together
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and salt.
  • Add melted butter to banana mixture, and combine
  • Combine flour and banana mixture
  • Knead until dough comes together
  • Form into a ball and place inside a lightly greased bowl, cover, and set in a warm place to rise
  • Once dough has doubled, remove from bowl and shape into rolls
  • Place rolls in greased baking dish, cover, and allow to rise
  • Bake in 375F oven 15-20 minutes
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Author: Tiffany
Course: Side

Kitchen Items for this Recipe

Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie, also known as Sunshine Pie, Sunshine Lemon Pie, or Whole Lemon Blender Pie is a lemon-lovers dream and absolutely simple to make. This pie can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled.  I prefer a chilled lemon pie. Tip:  I think that glass pie plates work best for this recipe.    

Ingredients

Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 9 inch pie crust, unbaked

Topping (Optional)

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Instructions 

Pie

  • Roll pie crust into pie dish, set aside
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Wash lemon, then cut in half or quarters - do not peel.  Remove all seeds.
  • Place lemon into blender
  • Add to blender: butter, vanilla, eggs, and sugar.  Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into pie crust
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes

Topping

  • Place mixing bowl into refrigerator twenty minutes ahead of time
  • Pour cream into cold bowl
  • Add sugar
  • Mix until high peaks form
  • Spread or dollop onto pie
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Author: Tiffany
Course: Dessert

Kitchen Items for this Recipe

This has quickly become the most requested pie in my household. It’s so well-loved that I usually make two of them at a time. This is perfect for me as the heavy cream that I use comes in almost the exact amount for two pies. It also gives us enough to share with friends and family.

My favorite aspect of this recipe for homemade Sugar Cream Pie is the texture. Resembling more of a cheesecake in form, my son often scoops up a slice and eats it as if it were a piece of pizza! I use slightly less cream than I have seen in other recipes, and I also chill the pie nearly 24 hours before serving.

Great for dessert or breakfast – you simply can’t deny the beauty of this simple, and delicious, old-fashioned pie.

Sugar Cream Pie

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (at room temperature)

Pie Filling

  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

For Topping

  • 4 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 - 3 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions 

Pie Filling

  • Preheat oven to 32°5F
  • Lightly grease 9" pie dish with butter or Crisco
  • Place pie crust in pie pan and fill with pie weights.
  • Place pie pan on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Set aside while you make the pie filling.
  • Mix cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add heavy cream, and then the cornstarch-sugar mixture. Stir constantly as it thickens.
  • When the mixture is thick and creamy, stir in vanilla.
  • Pour the pie filling into your blind-baked pie crust. Smooth out the top with a plastic spatula.
  • Drizzle melted butter evenly over the top. Rotating the pie pan if necessary.
  • Evenly sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top.
  • Bake approximately 25 minutes.
  • Remove pie from the oven and allow to come to room temperature. Then plate in the refrigerator for at least four* hours.

Notes

*Other recipes will call for less time, but in our home - we prefer a more chilled pie.
Author: Tiffany
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pie Recipe

Pie Essentials

I love trying different bread recipes – and fruity bread seems to be a favorite in our home. I’ve tried many banana bread recipes over the years, but this is by far the easiest, most moist, and the tastiest.

I found this a few years ago while flipping through the many recipes I’ve collected from friends and family over the years and it was an instant hit.

It is sweeter and moister than any other banana bread recipe I’ve used before. Try it – your house will smell amazing all day and I’m sure you’ll love it.

Cake Box Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh bananas – I do not suggest using overly ripe
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter – I do not use margarine for this recipe

Other Items Needed




Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Melt 1 stick butter over medium heat in saucepan
  • In mixing bowl, combine vanilla and bananas – mash together
  • Then mix in, eggs, cake mix and melted butter
  • Spray baking pans with not stick cooking spray
  • Divide batter between baking pans
  • Bake 45 minutes