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Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes

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OK, so I think my Halloween candy is starting to become an issue. For someone who didn’t go trick-or-treating, I have an absolutely insane amount of candy both at home and in my office at work. The thing is, I always keep candy on my desk at work and pride myself on my level of self control with it. But I think I must subconsciously be buying candy that I don’t truly love, which makes it easier to resist. Now that I’m surrounded by Reese’s and Buttefingers, I’m like some kind of wild animal who can’t keep it together. I’ve started to reward myself with candy throughout the day… Complete a task, eat a piece of candy; get through a meeting, eat a piece of candy; respond to a long-neglected email, eat a piece of candy. It turns out, I work really well with a reward system in place. I also get a massive stomach ache and my teeth start to hurt and by the end of the day, I never want to see another piece of candy again. Until the next morning. Or really, until I get home and am faced with another giant bowl of leftover candy. Clearly, I don’t have the self-restraint for this.

But I think I’m now at the point where I can’t go more than a couple hours without candy for fear of getting shaky. Also, I desperately want to get it all out of the house. So, I’m adding candy bars to my breakfast and getting the day started off right. Don’t hate. And also don’t shame me. I beg you… I’m not in a good place right now. Clearly.

These Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes combine two of your fall favorites… pumpkin and Halloween candy. They’re super easy to make, so you can get your candy fix fast.

pumpkin-butterfinger-pancakes-collageI love these pancakes for so many reasons and the Butterfinger candy isn’t even the biggest. The biggest reason is how wonderfully fluffy they are. I think that has a little something to do with the buttermilk and a little something to do with the pumpkin. I mean, basically you could leave the Butterfingers out and still have these amazingly fluffy pumpkin pancakes. But they wouldn’t have any candy in them. And that would be sad.

Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes -- It doesn't get any better than pumpkin and candy for breakfast! | wearenotmartha.com

I actually used Butterfinger Baking Bits for the pancakes, but you could also crush up your leftover Butterfinger candy. I did that to sprinkle on top of the pancakes. And then I couldn’t bear to give up any more of them. Because if I abolish my reward system, how will I get any work done?

Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes -- It doesn't get any better than pumpkin and candy for breakfast! | wearenotmartha.com

Technically, you could add any candy here or even chocolate chips. I thought the pumpkin and Butterfinger combination would be a bit odd at first, but there was also something so intriguing about it. And trust me, it totally worked. It worked so well that I wouldn’t even be a little bit surprised if they came out with pumpkin Butterfingers next year. If anything, it would be about 5 years too late.

Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes -- It doesn't get any better than pumpkin and candy for breakfast! | wearenotmartha.com

I would like to offer more apologies to anyone who’s over pumpkin recipes at this point. I actually think this may  be a record year for me and I’ve utilized pumpkin more than ever. Honestly, there was a point last year when I thought to myself, “have I made every pumpkin recipe I’m capable of making?” Nope. I definitely hadn’t. And this year is proof.

Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes -- It doesn't get any better than pumpkin and candy for breakfast! | wearenotmartha.com

Maybe this will be the year that I complete my pumpkin reign. But probably not. No matter how crazy trendy you think it’s become, pumpkin is still a totally versatile and classic ingredient. And though some of you may be sorry to here it, I think it’s sticking around forever. Forever-ever.

Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes -- It doesn't get any better than pumpkin and candy for breakfast! | wearenotmartha.com

Just like the Halloween candy in my home and office. Unless I manage to eat it all… I guess that’s the only way it’s going to disappear. So, now I know what I have to do. It involves a whole lot of pumpkin pancakes and Halloween candy. Life is tough sometimes.

Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes -- It doesn't get any better than pumpkin and candy for breakfast! | wearenotmartha.com

Is your Halloween candy creating problems in your life, too?

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Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes
Who says you can't eat candy for breakfast? These Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes combine two of fall's best flavors... Pumpkin and Halloween candy! Who wouldn't want to start the day with a breakfast like this?
Course: Breakfast
Author: We are not Martha
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup Butterfinger Baking Bits or crushed Butterfinger candies
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together.
  2. In a separate medium-sized bowl, stir together buttermilk, pumpkin puree, melted butter, and egg.
  3. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture, until combined. Fold in Butterfinger Baking Bits or crushed Butterfinger candy.
  4. Lightly butter a skillet over medium heat and pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Top pancakes with maple syrup and additional crushed Butterfinger candy.

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8 Responses to "Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes"

  1. A great use of leftover candies. These pancakes look fluffy, wonderfully golden and delicious!

  2. I have SO much leftover candy and seriously don’t know what to do with it. I have pretty good self restraint, but usually go for it on the weekend 🙂 I’m totally NOT over pumpkin recipes and they are actually still swirling in my head and I have some that I’d like to share, but then wondering if I should wait until next year. It’s just too good, right?? Brilliant idea using leftover candy for pancakes. This would be such an indulgent Saturday brunch. They look SO good!!

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    HOLY CRAP! THESE ARE JUST 100000% on a whole other level. HEART EYES!!!

  4. We don’t get a single trick-or-treater at our house in Somerville, so I thankfully have been staying away from the candy…until I get to the office, of course.

  5. LOL! Nothing wrong with rewarding yourself with candy! I mean, life is made to be enjoyed, right?! I say eat ALL the candy! 😉 These pancakes are insane girlfriend!!! I mean pumpkin AND butterfingers?!? You are a GENIUS! These pancakes are the definition of breakfast of champions!! Cheers!

  6. Ok these sound like the best pancakes EVER! Butterfingers and pumpkin in one?! I’m in love! Such a decadent and delicious breakfast, Sues!

  7. I so need these pancakes in my life!

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