Thursday, March 14, 2013

Maple Sugaring Results + Pumpkin Maple Pancake Recipe!

After all the hard work, we have finally boiled down and finished the last batch of maple syrup! Our first season of sugaring was a learning experience, with lots of trial and even more error, but in the end we produced 2.75 gallons of syrup, which means we must have boiled somewhere around 130-140 gallons of sap. Props to Josh, he did all the gathering and hauling of the sap buckets. We filtered (with a felt funnel) and pressured canned the "liquid gold" late Tuesday night, and Wednesday morning made a large batch of pumpkin maple pancakes to taste our syrup for the first time. Our syrup is on the lighter side, not as sweet as many others I have tried, and it is pretty darn tasty. I have included the recipe for the pumpkin maple pancakes we made below, as they are so delicious and really worth trying. I was skeptical at first because the recipe is gluten free, but I was surprised to find that I actually like them much better than traditional pancakes. Give them a whirl sometime, I think you'll enjoy them!

Pumpkin Maple Pancakes

4 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, plus extra for pan frying

Whisk eggs, canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, and maple sugar together. Sift the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and baking soda into the wet ingredients.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat, then mix the butter into the batter. Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes.

Grease the skillet and spoon the batter into the skillet to make pancakes of your desired size. When a few bubbles appear, flip the pancakes once to finish cooking.

Serve with sprinkled cinnamon, sliced bananas, and maple syrup.


  1. Now that has made us well and truly hungry. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. The above given recipe is really very nice. It is easy and tastes good. Thanks for such a great recipe.
    Pancake recipe

  3. woah woah! Are you selling maple syrup on your etsy site? because you should! How can I get my hands on some :-) !!!

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