4 Ways to Spruce Up Pancakes - Pumpkin Spice Caramel Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes are one of my family’s favorite breakfast items. You can find me making them at least once a month on the weekend. Whatever we have left over, I’ll freeze to reheat for easy homemade breakfasts throughout the week. As we usher in the cooler weather what better way to do it than by using the Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip to transform everyday pancakes into something spectacular. If you're a fan of the flavor of pumpkin spice, you’ll love these pancakes. Each bite of the pancake on its own has a slight pumpkin spice taste, and then you get the creamy pockets of chocolate chips. If you really love pumpkin spice, you can add a nice slather of the Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip, plus whipped cream, chopped pecans and more mini chocolate chips!

Litehouse Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip to top your pancakes

4 Ways to Spruce Up Pancakes

If you’re looking to take your pancakes to the next level, I have four different ways to spruce up pancakes the next time you make them for breakfast!

  1. Pumpkin Spice Caramel Chocolate Chip Pancakes - the recipe for these fall-inspired pancakes can be found below. To add to the flavors of fall, I slathered a nice amount of the Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip on top of the pancakes plus added whipped cream, chopped pecans and mini chocolate chips.
  2. Bananas Fosters Pancakes - You can use this same recipe for pancakes but sub the Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip for Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip. After the pancakes are done, slice bananas and cook with butter and brown sugar until golden in color. Once the bananas are done cooking, top each pancake with a dollop of Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip and the caramelized bananas.
  3. Tropical Pancakes – Use a base pancake recipe, then top the pancakes with  Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip, diced fresh pineapple and mango’s, chopped macadamia nuts, and toasted shredded coconut flakes.
  4. Vanilla Almond Pancakes - these yogurt based pancakes are delicious. Topped with Opadipity Vanilla Almond dip plus additional granola and even some fresh berries. For a fun twist on a yogurt parfait, but pancake style!

If you love all things pumpkin and want to try something that channels the flavors of fall, I hope you’ll give this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Caramel–Chocolate Chip Pancakes a try.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel & Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

Serves 10 | Finish in 27 minutes
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Looking for a decadent breakfast that embraces the flavors of the season? Try this easy and impressive recipe for Pumpkin Spice Caramel-Chocolate Chip Pancakes. The star of these pancakes is the Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip that is mixed in the batter and also slathered on top of the cooked pancakes. Top each pancake with whipped cream, crushed pecans, and additional mini chocolate chips for the ultimate Fall pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip, divided
  • 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips + additional for topping
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, place the milk, egg, melted butter and 1/4 cup Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel Dip in the bowl. Mix on medium-low speed for 1 minute.
  2. Turn the mixer off, scrape the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula. Then add in the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix for an additional minute on medium-low speed and slowly add in the melted butter.
  3. Towards the end of the 1 minute add in the in 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. Mix until well incorporated.
  4. Preheat a large frying pan on medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Then reduce to medium-low heat. Ladle 1/4 cup of batter into the frying pan.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles begin too appear. Carefully, flip the pancake over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove from the pan, and repeat until all the batter is cooked. Before serving top each pancake with a spoonful of Litehouse®  Pumpkin Spice Caramel, whipped cream, crushed pecans and mini chocolate chips.
  7. Enjoy.

Tip: To keep the pancakes warm while cooking in batches, place the pancakes on a lined baking sheet and keep in the oven on “low” setting (or 150-170 degrees Fahrenheit).


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