Monday, October 8, 2012

Meal Planning Mondays: Rodeos & Pumpkins.


It's that time again...pumpkin recipes and RODEOS!

Rissa Rodeos, that is.
It should be a crime to be this good lookin' on a horse, wouldn't you agree?! And that horse is a mighty beautiful creature as well. double trouble.







you go girl.




missy leah!



cutest, riproaring-est cowgirls on this side of the mississippi...



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On to the recipes!:


1. Got old bananas? A perfect pumpkiny spin on banana bread.
My loaf looks a little flat because I stretched the recipe and tried to make large two loaves instead of one ( i wouldn't recommend it).


Pumpkin Banana Bread 
 
2 very ripe bananas
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a large bread pan (or two medium-sized bread pans) with nonstick baking spray.
In a stand mixer, beat together the bananas, pumpkin puress, butter, brown sugar, and eggs until very smooth. Toss in the spice, flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until smooth again. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

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2. YOU ARE GONNA JUST DIE. THIS IS WICKED. SINFUL. COMA-INDUCING. 




We had these while watching conference. But I'm not gonna lie, something this decadent and AMAZINGLY good shuts me down for an entire afternoon. I don't recommend eating this on any day that you won't be able to squeeze in a nap to sleep the pumpkinpancake goodness off.



Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

For the pancake batter:

To your regular pancake mix and instructions you will add 

approx 2/3 to 1 cup pumpkin puree (dependent on how large your batch is)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves

Cinnamon Streusel topping:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
7 tbsp cold butter, cut into chunks
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all streusel ingredients in a bowl until it forms a crumbly mixture. Heat your griddle, add a cup of batter and sprinkle with a generous heaping of streusel. Cook until pancake is ready to flip. Apply more streusel to alternate side. Cook just until pancake is set and remove promptly. We like ours barely done.
Serve with butter and maple syrup.




Recipes adapted from


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1 comment:

Joan said...

Oh my I'm gonna be a fat lard after I make and eat those pumpkin streusel pancakes!!! They look ammmazzinng!!!
Not only am I going to eat your pancakes I am going to eat that Ellie Jane in her pink boots with her chubby arms and tum tum showing. She is soooo cuuutee!